Developer Omniyat Group has announced that it has awarded the enabling works contract for its AED1 billion ($272 million) Langham Place Hotel and Residences in Downtown Dubai.
The company said in a statement that mobilisation work will begin later this month and will be completed in the first quarter of 2017.
Mark Phoenix, managing director, Omniyat Group, said: "The commencement of construction and award of the enabling contract to Dubai-based NSCC is a significant milestone towards our commitment to completing our 2,000 keys of uber-luxury hotels and 5 star serviced residences before Dubai hosts expo 2020."
Omniyat Group said it is currently working on issuing the main construction works package tender and expects to award it by the end of 2016.
The Langham Place hotel will include 167 keys while the Langham Place Residences will have 239 fully-serviced five-star residences, ranging from deluxe to one, two and three bedroom suites, and duplex penthouses.
Residents will be offered amenities including a swimming pool, gymnasium, a spa, children's facilities, food & beverage outlets, a business centre, housekeeping and room service and shops.
In August 2015, Omniyat Group and Hong Kong-based Langham Hospitality Group, signed a deal to create the Langham Place Downtown Dubai.
Phoenix added that residential units will go on sale in Dubai and Doha on May 30.For all the latest construction news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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