Jumeirah picked to run hotel, apartments in $1bn Dubai project

Dubai-based operator chosen to manage 200-room hotel, 350 serviced apartments and 290 luxury residences in Business Bay tower project
Jumeirah picked to run hotel, apartments in $1bn Dubai project
Ravi Pillai, chairman, RP Group of Companies, with Gerald Lawless, president and Group CEO, Jumeirah Group.
By Staff writer
Wed 02 Sep 2015 01:53 PM

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company, has been appointed by property investment company RP Global to operate a mixed-use development within its $1 billion tower in Business Bay.

The Jumeirah Business Bay will include a 200-room luxury Jumeirah hotel as well as 350 serviced apartments and 290 luxury residences managed under the Jumeirah brand.

Located in the heart of Business Bay, the super-tall tower will have a built-up area of over 3 million square feet and is expected to be completed before the opening of the World Expo 2020 event.

A luxury urban resort destination, the tower will include extensive food and beverage outlets, a Talise Spa and Health Club, conference and banquet facilities and an open air rooftop Sky bar.

Gerald Lawless, president and Group CEO, Jumeirah Group, said: “RP Global is a company committed to excellence, and we look forward to working together and operating this outstanding property.

"As Dubai moves towards its tourism vision of receiving 20 million visitors a year by 2020, we are proud to be strengthening our Jumeirah portfolio in Dubai.”

Ravi Pillai, chairman, RP Group of Companies, the holding company of RP Global, added: “We are investing close to $1 billion of our own resources into Dubai’s real estate sector to develop a world-class tower that will be operated by the esteemed luxury hospitality brand, Jumeirah Group.

"RP Global is committed to superior quality and timely delivery and like the Jumeirah Group, we strive to create well designed, innovative lifestyle concepts for our buyers. Dubai’s resident population is growing rapidly and we are looking forward to adding an iconic tower to Dubai’s skyline in partnership with Jumeirah.”

Jumeirah Group currently operates 23 hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and has a further 25 Jumeirah and Venu properties in the development pipeline.

RP Global has executed projects worth over $25 billion globally and has wide-ranging investments in hospitality, construction and industrial development, healthcare and wellness, education and trading, and operates across Middle East, Africa, Australia and Asia.

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