Top News Raffles Hotels & Resorts marches on with global expansion By TTG Asia / Posted on 4 August, 2021 14:52 Raffles Hotels & Resorts continues to grow its global footprint, with the planned opening of flagship properties in Dubai, Udaipur, Bahrain and Macau later this year. Set to open its doors in 4Q2021, Raffles the Palm Dubai will be the first Raffles resort on the Palm Jumeirah – the world’s largest man-made island and archipelago. Located across 100,000m² of landscape on the West Crescent, the 389-key property will feature eight bar and restaurant concepts. Raffles is set to open flagship properties in Dubai, Udaipur, Bahrain and Macau later this year Raffles Al Areen Palace, Bahrain is located near the island’s protected wildlife park and reserve, and will offer 78 opulent pool villas, and a spa. A collection of one- and two-bedroom villas will feature living and dining areas, an office, and master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Raffles Udaipur, India’s first Raffles hotel, is set to open this year on a 8.4ha private island in Udai Sagar Lake. Surrounded by spectacular hills and a view of the 400-year-old temple in the background, the property has 101 rooms, each with a private pool. Located on Galaxy Macau’s east promenade, Raffles at Galaxy Macau is an architectural landmark featuring a glass airbridge that connects the two towers on every floor. The property will be home to 450 suites, with some featuring private pools and gardens. In 2022, Raffles will debut flagship locations in Doha and Jeddah. A cultural tribute to Qatar’s heritage, the Iconic Towers in Lusail, a representation of Qatar’s national seal, will be home to the new Raffles Doha. A property with 132 suites and 49 apartments, the combo hotel will feature entertainment and recreational facilities, boutique shopping, movie theatres, restaurants and a cigar lounge, as well as meeting spaces. Inspired by the rich history of Saudi Arabia and Jeddah’s old town architecture, Raffles Jeddah will have 181 guestrooms – including a wedding suite and penthouse suite – and 188 branded residences. Alongside six restaurants and lounges, there will be a library, spa and fitness club. The hotel’s meeting facilities include a 1,500m² ballroom overlooking the corniche and 1,000m² of conference rooms.