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The Raffles hotel located within the Palm360 development will feature the world’s largest sky pool

The 131-year-old Raffles Hotel Singapore, a symbol of colonial architectural prowess and a beacon of the Golden Age of travel, is often referred to as the Grand Old Lady of Singapore, and in a good way. Today, it is a national monument in the island nation and an institution that has gone global with outposts in Seychelles, Paris, and Beijing, among other cities.

Raffles opened its first outpost in Dubai in 2010 in the Wafi Complex. Recently Raffles announced that it was opening another hotel in Dubai itself. Located within the Palm360 development on the Palm, the hotel is a joint venture between Dubai-developer Nakheel and AccorHotels which owns the Raffles Group. Palm360 consists of two towers which rise to a height of 260 metres making it the tallest structure on the Palm.

Raffles Hotel Palm360 Dubai

The new Raffles The Palm Dubai Hotel will have 125 rooms. Besides, the Raffles Residences Palm360 will have 359 branded residences which are a part of the hotel and can be purchased. These branded residences include 16 penthouses each of which have their own infinity pool, cinema and gym. Buying an apartment here also give the apartment owners access to Raffles VVIP status through the Ownership Benefits Programme.

Raffles Hotel Palm360 Dubai

Guests and residents of the Raffles hotel will have direct access to the hotel’s private beach. The hotel will also have its own beach club located on the Palm’s new 11-kilometre Crescent Boardwalk. But we’re guessing that the majority will head straight to the 155-metre long sky pool connecting the two towers located at a height of 170 metres over the ground – the world’s largest sky pool – with panoramic views of the city’s skyline.

Raffles Hotel Palm360 Dubai

There’s a restaurant next to the pool and another two more on the roof the towers. The Palm360 will also have state-of-the-art fitness centres, a tennis court and health club. The property is expected to be opened to guests by 2021.

While we await further details on the hotel, take a look at another luxury hotel, the Bvlgari Resort Dubai, which is at present the most expensive hotel to stay at in Dubai.