Raffles Creates "Dubai's Most Luxurious Hotel Floor"

By Paul Joseph

Luxury hotel brand Raffles have designed what they are billing as the most luxurious hotel floor in Dubai.

Dubbed the Dubai Floor, the 14th floor of the Wafi hotel has been converted from the residence of Sheikh Manna Al Maktoum, the hotel’s owner, into private accommodation, and is expected to cost around $27,600 per night.

Spread over 2,000 square metres, the lavish floor boasts an array of ultra-high spec amenities including a nine-seat cinema, three kitchens, a spa and hair salon, and six suites. It will also contain a ‘majlis’, the Arabic term for a place for hosting guests.

Guests, who can also avail themselves of a butler, chef, limousine service an custom linen, can reach the floor via a private elevator.

Speaking about the striking addition to the hotel, Raffles general manager Andrew Abram told Arabian Business: “Due to its size, design and facilities it is perfectly appointed to accommodate big families and VIP delegations.

“The floor is also ideal for brides-to-be, product launches, exclusive screenings for up to nine people in the private cinema- or for guests simply looking to experience the ultimate in comfort and privacy.”

He added that the decision to create the stunning floor was driven by the increase in luxury travel to the Emirate states over the past 12 months.

“We believe it is the perfect time to introduce the Dubai Floor and its facilities to our guests,” he said.

“The design and structure is similar to Raffles Dubai’s existing portfolio, however we want to offer our residents the opportunity to book a dedicated floor offering complete privacy and a luxurious home away from home experience.”

Opened in 2007, Raffles Dubai is a 19-storey hotel that is built in the shape of a pyramid. It features 252 rooms and suites.

By Paul Joseph