Raffles The Palm Dubai - New Luxury Beachfront Resort
Raffles The Palm Dubai, the luxury beachfront resort on the Palm Jumeirah’s West Crescent, will officially welcome guests on Oct. 1, 2021. Opening its doors at the beginning of Dubai’s winter vacation season, the landmark property—Raffles’ second in the city and its first resort in the Middle East—is an eagerly awaited addition to the city’s lifestyle, dining and hotel scene. Representing the very best of the iconic Raffles brand, the destination resort will offer sophisticated accommodations, spectacular dining experiences and lavish amenities, including a stunning 1,640-foot private beach and the award-winning Parisian Cinq Mondes Spa, which features 23 treatment rooms, two private spa suites and an indoor swimming pool.
The spa offers complete rejuvenation for body and mind thanks to an immersive and world-class selection of beauty treatments, massages and more with guests also invited to explore a yoga studio, two traditional hammams and fully equipped gym during their stay. Raffles The Palm Dubai offers elegantly styled rooms and spacious suites with stunning antique furnishings, each featuring a balcony or terrace with uninterrupted views, along with a collection of private villas.
The resort’s 389 rooms, which include Deluxe and Premier Ocean Rooms, Premium Club Palm and Premium Club Terrace Rooms, range in size from 657 square feet to 2,185 square feet. Guests and families in need of more space have a choice of suites, including Duplex Suites, Signature Ocean Suites, Premier One Bedroom Palm Suites, the Raffles Presidential Suites and Raffles Royal Suite, ranging in size from 1,076 square feet to 8,073 square feet. All the rooms and suites offer panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf or the Dubai Skyline. Raffles The Palm Dubai also is home to a collection of villas, each encapsulating the grandeur of the resort. The Raffles Royal Villas and Raffles Imperial Villas offer an exceptional accommodation experience, with sizes ranging from 10,225 square feet to 11,302 square feet. Each of the four-bedroom villas are located by the shoreline and offer easy access to a pristine private beach and lush gardens. Their interiors feature high ceilings, a built-in spa and private swimming pool.
The resort’s status as a majestic retreat crafted by masters is showcased in its classic furnishings. Guests can enjoy 70,000 pieces of furniture from the traditional Italian ateliers of Francesco Molon along with more than 6,000 Swarovski Crystal chandeliers. Highly skilled artisans applied the finishing touches to each guest room using real gold and silver leaf while specialist stonemasons shaped the imported Portuguese marble. The resort’s collection of fine furnishings is tended to by the highly trained in-house “furniture master” who works around the clock to ensure every detail is perfect, polished and shining at all times.
Every guest checking into Raffles The Palm Dubai will be welcomed as a VIP and will enjoy Raffles’ famed 24-hour personalized butler service. Always on hand when required, butlers are attentive to each guest’s every need. Experts in what the city has to offer, Raffles butlers also act as concierges to unlock unique experiences and destination surprises.
As Dubai’s newest dining destination, Raffles The Palm Dubai’s selection of restaurants and eateries will elevate the city’s culinary scene thanks to unique dining concepts serving a mix of international and regional favorites. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Le Jardin offers sensational dishes served in a regal setting with an outdoor terrace overlooking the property’s lush gardens and the Palm Jumeirah. At Matagi, a team of expertly trained chefs will prepare an exquisite fusion menu of contemporary Japanese and Italian food, a cuisine known as Itameshi.
Music lovers can unwind with a wonderful selection of food and drinks at SOLA, Raffles The Palm Dubai’s Jazz Lounge, while watching acclaimed artists perform live jazz throughout the week. The renowned Raffles Patisserie will serve high-end and classic French and Italian pastries, and more, complete with freshly baked breads. Headed by Gianluca Guinzoni, who trained at COVA, one of the oldest Italian culinary institutions, the Patisserie is a must visit for all guests and visitors. Raffles Club Lounge, accessible by guests staying in Club Rooms and Suites, will provide diners with 360 views of the Dubai skyline, perfect for enjoying an Aperitivo menu of food and drinks served at sunset each day. Guests can also order dishes from a specially prepared four-course menu available daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, Aperitivo and dinner. The Raffles Club Lounge also offers a private check-in service and live entertainment. PIATTI, an elegant beach restaurant run by charismatic Turkish and Italian Culinary Director Batuhan Piatti will feature a sophisticated menu of seafood dishes. Guests can also enjoy an afternoon tea experience at Blüthner Hall, with the atmosphere complemented by a bespoke Blüthner Louis XIV Grand Piano.