Accor Hotels, the French international hotels group, has signed a management contract with the Dubai-based Nakheel Properties for the twin-tower Palm 360 complex on Palm Jumeirah.
Ali Rashid Lootah, the chairman of Nakheel Properties, expressed Nakheel’s delight to partner with Accor on this project which will be a significant addition to Nakheel’s rapidly-growing portfolio, adding that Palm 360 will enhance the already-outstanding international appeal of Palm Jumeirah, which attracts millions of visitors each year.
The twin-tower complex will be the tallest structure on Palm Jumeirah with a total height of 260 meters and it will be the first beachside Raffles brand resort not only in Palm Jumeirah, but in all of Dubai as well; according to the agreement, it is planned to comprise a Raffles-branded hotel which is planned to include more than 120 rooms, and Raffles Residencies will comprise 359 units, including 16 penthouses that will each be equipped with a private infinity pool, a gym, and a cinema hall.
Palm 360 will also feature a sky pool with the length of 155 meters, which will connect both towers 170 meters above the ground.
Palm 360 is planned to open in 2021.