Properties in Development
Raffles Europejski Warsaw, Poland (2018)
Raffles Europejski, Warsaw, scheduled for opening in early 2018, not only brings a new luxury hotel to this fast changing city, but also heralds the next chapter for one of the city’s most iconic and best loved buildings. Hotel Europejski originally opened in 1857, immediately stepping into the spotlight as one of the most luxurious hotels in the Russian Empire. During World War II, however, it was almost completely destroyed. The current hotel was re-built in stages throughout the 1950s, eventually re-opening in 1962.
In the historic district of Warsaw, next to the Presidential Palace, this is a significant restoration of a landmark building. The restoration team has worked closely with the local conservation body and with the utmost respect to ensure the hotel’s heritage and character are preserved. The interiors have been entrusted to the acclaimed Boris Kudlicka of the WWAA. The WWAA’s notable projects include the Polish Pavilion for Expo in Shanghai and the Cultural Centre of Warsaw. Lazaro Rosa Violan of Contemporain will be spearheading the design of the hotel’s food and beverage spaces. Lazaro’s ability to re-interpret classic design icons has resulted in an impressive portfolio of luxury spaces around the world.
Raffles Europejski, Warsaw will offer its guests 106 elegant guestrooms and suites; a restaurant with an outdoor terrace with seasonal menus showcasing Poland’s rich produce and cuisine; a bar and cigar lounge; and a pâtisserie that will evoke Hotel Europejski’s fascinating story, tempting guests and locals with chocolates, cakes, ice-cream and other sweet delicacies. The hotel will also house a spa featuring six treatment rooms.
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort (2018)
Raffles Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce its first luxury destination in the Maldives. Set on the private island of Meradhoo, the current resort will be repositioned following great enhancements in late 2018, and join the iconic collection of Raffles Hotels & Resorts.
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort boasts 21 island villas and 16 ocean villas with private pools, 3 restaurants, a scenic cocktail bar and an array of facilities and activities to relax, rejuvenate and reinvigorate the body, mind and spirit. These facilities include an award winning luxury spa, over-the-water fitness centre, yoga programmes, water sports, private dining options, 24-hour butler and private chef service, along with snorkelling and diving at its finest. The resort’s PADI-certified dive centre offers adventures through the wonders of some of most breath-taking coral reefs in the world.
A 55-minute flight from Male Airport and a 15-minute speedboat transfer can access the resort, located on Meradhoo Island on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll in the Maldives.
Raffles Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2020)
Inspired by rich Arab heritage, and with an enviable location, Raffles Jeddah will feature 181 guestrooms and 188 branded residences. The property will offer special wedding suites for newlyweds, as well as a library, a penthouse-level entertainment suite and a 1,200 square metre (12,900, square foot) spa with eight treatment rooms and a fitness club.
The hotel will also have state-of-the-art event and meeting facilities, including a 1,500 square metre (16, 146 square foot) ballroom overlooking the corniche and 1,000 square metres (10,765 square feet) of meeting space. Guests will enjoy a choice of six restaurants and lounges, including a gentlemen’s only lounge.
Raffles Shenzhen, China (2019)
Raffles Shenzhen will be Raffles’ third hotel in China, joining Raffles Beijing and Raffles Hainan. With a scheduled opening of 2019, Raffles Shenzhen will occupy the top floors of an 80-storey tower in the new One Shenzhen Bay development. Set to be a new icon for Shenzhen, the economic centre of southern China, Raffles will bring new standards of luxury and service to the city.
With stunning design and architecture by the international firm KPF, One Shenzhen Bay also benefits from a strategic location in the Shenzhen Bay Financial Centre, with direct connections to the new Qianhai Economic Zone. And with the Hong Kong Bridge and border crossing just opposite, Raffles Shenzhen will only be a 30 minutes’ drive from Central, Hong Kong.
The hotel will feature 200 spacious and luxurious guestrooms, as well as serviced residences all with expansive views. There will be a choice of four restaurants and bars, private meeting and event spaces for business meetings and social gatherings, as well as a Raffles Spa. Continuing a 127-year tradition, Raffles will bring to Shenzhen the famous Raffles Butlers and the warm, graceful and personalized service for which they are known.
Raffles Udaipur, India (2019)
Set to open in December 2019, Raffles Udaipur will be the first for Raffles in India. Often referred to as the “Venice of the East,” Udaipur is located in the western state of Rajasthan and infamous for its rich cultural heritage, lakes, temples and palaces. Easily accessed from Udaipur’s main attractions, the resort will include Raffles’ Signatures such as an 1,100 square meter Raffles Spa, Long Bar, and Writers Bar along with a rooftop restaurant and an all-day dining restaurant, a swimming pool, and deck. Situated on an island in the middle of a lake, Raffles Udaipur will offer a truly unique setting for the 101 room Resort.