Since acquiring the Raffles Hotels & Resorts brand in 2016, Accor has announced plans to almost the portfolio, with recent openings including Raffles Maldives Meradhoo and Raffles Shenzhen, as well as upcoming projects such as Raffles Udaipur and Raffles Jaipur. Now, Accor and Raffles are announcing two new projects, with Raffles Bali set to open in 2020 and Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa Singapore planned for 2022.
With at least four hotels in the development pipeline, Raffle will grow by at least 50 percent in Asia, while further properties in the Middle East, U.S. and Europe—via Raffles London in the former War Office, Raffles Palm360 Resort Hotel & Residences in Dubai and Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences—are also in the works. Scheduled to open in 2021 and marking the brand’s first Raffles property in North America, Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences will have 147 distinctive guest rooms and 146 branded residences in a new 33-story.
Located in Jimbaran Bay and located on a hill offering ocean views, Raffles Bali will comprise just 32 private villas, each with its own private pool. The resort will also be home to the famous Writers Bar, a Raffles Wellbeing Spa, celebrating local rituals and healing treatments, and a restaurant at the heart of the resort, which will provide fresh, local menus.
Over 135 years after the original Raffles opened its doors, the second Raffles in Singapore will be an all-villa hotel set in tropical gardens with views over the South China Sea. Villas will range in size from 2,798 square feet for the one-bedrooms to 4,853 square feet for the four-bedroom villa—each w with its own private pool and terrace. Facilities will include a bar, restaurants, a fitness center, a celebrations room and two meeting rooms. Raffles Butlers and a Raffles Spa will be signatures of the resort.