Emerald Palace to reopen as a Raffles resort

Accor is opening its first Raffles resort in the Middle East, on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, taking over what used to be managed by Kempinski. Set to open in the last quarter of 2021, Raffles the Palm Dubai will be the first ultra-luxury addition to Accor’s existing diverse portfolio in Dubai.

Accor is partnering with Emerald Palace Group (EGP), after Kempinski announced they would part ways from the project. The property, along with its high-profile outlets including one with Alain Ducasse, has remained closed throughout the pandemic and when it reopens this winter, it will be rebranded as Raffles the Palm Dubai.

Once open, the resort will offer 389 luxurious rooms – starting from 65sqm, suites and villas, each of them featuring a balcony and terrace showcasing unparalleled sea views. Guests looking to relax during their stay will be able to indulge in Cing Mondes Spa, an award winning 3,000sqm Parisian brand with an iconic design, featuring 23 treatments rooms and two private spa suites, as well as the city’s largest indoor swimming pool. Guests and residents will be introduced to a brand-new concept beach club offering which will showcase Mediterranean cuisine, entertainment offerings and much more coming to the shores of the Raffles the Palm Dubai. Some key elements of the Raffles brand will also be added, including the Raffles Patisserie, Writer’s Lounge and Library.