In early May, Raffles Hotels & Resorts inaugurated two new landmark hotels: Raffles Shenzhen and Raffles Maldives Meradhoo.
Deputy CEO, Accor, Chris Cahill commented on the news: “The Raffles collection now includes 14 properties across 12 countries, with a carefully curated list of distinguished addresses in leading markets around the world. 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 eight to 10 hotels over the next few years.”
Raffles Shenzhen in Hong Kong is an extraordinary urban oasis, perched on the top floors of a 72-storey tower in the One Shenzhen Bay complex. The property is home to 168 spacious guestrooms, serviced residences and a selection of dining venues. Visitors can make the most of the famous Raffles Butlers and the warm, graceful and personalised service that they are known for.
Meanwhile, situated on the southern tip of the Maldives archipelago, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is surrounded by crystalline Indian Ocean waters and unspoiled reefs. The resort boasts 21 island beach villas and 16 ocean overwater villas. Guests take a domestic flight and are transported by speed boat to the pristine and private oasis of Meradhoo, where they receive the intuitive service of the legendary Raffles Butlers, along with an exclusive Marine Butler service, Children’s Butlers and private chefs.
Vice President, Raffles Brand and Strategic Partnerships, Jeannette Ho said: “With the doors now officially open at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo and Raffles Shenzhen, we are delighted to invite guests to experience the impeccable service, intuitive charm and extraordinary adventures upon which the Raffles legend has been built.
“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,” she added.
Looking ahead, Raffles has developed a smart and strategic growth plan with a number of exciting hotels, resorts and mixed-use projects in the pipeline. These include the 101-key Raffles Udaipur in India (2020 opening); the 55-key Raffles Jaipur, also in India (2022 opening); the 125-room Raffles The Palm Dubai (opening in 2021); the 147-key Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences (opening 2021) and the currently under development Raffles London, featuring 125 keys.