Raffles Expands Luxury Footprint
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Raffles Hotels & Resorts recently opened two new landmark hotels, Raffles Shenzhen and Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, and several other properties are in the brand’s pipeline.
“The Raffles collection now includes 14 properties across 12 countries, with a carefully curated list of distinguished addresses in leading markets around the world,” said Chris Cahill, deputy CEO, Accor Hotels. “With a storied history spanning more than 130 years, Raffles is currently experiencing a renaissance, with a robust project pipeline that will see the portfolio add an additional 8-10 hotels over the next few years.”
Raffles Udaipur, the brand’s first property in India, is slated to open next year with more than 100 guestrooms and its own private island. Opening 2021, Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences occupies a 33-story, new-build structure with nearly 150 guestrooms and another nearly 150 private residences. Raffles The Palm Dubai also opens 2021 as the tallest structure on Palm Jumeirah. In 2022, the brand welcomes a smaller, 55-guestroom property, Raffles Jaipur.
“The next few years will be very exciting for our guests and global ambassadors as we continue to expand our illustrious hotel collection, bringing Raffles to the most fascinating, attractive and culturally rich regions of the world,” said Jeannette Ho, vice president, Raffles Brand & Strategic Partnerships.