Inside plans for Dubai's latest luxury project

Lush green balcony-gardens and 271 sky-high swimming pools are part of the design for Suites in the SKAI
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SKAI Holdings, the Dubai-based real estate investment company, has secured AED927m (US$252.4m) worth of sales for its new AED1.2bn ($326.9m) four-star hotel, Suites in the SKAI, in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Circle
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SKAI Holdings officially launched the project in June and has already sold all available hotel rooms and serviced apartments in the 60-storey tower. The remaining areas such as the food and beverage outlets, meeting rooms, spa and retail will be retained by the developer.
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Suites in the SKAI will feature contemporary hotel and hotel-apartments for business and leisure travellers to meet the growing demand for Dubai’s upscale hospitality sector.
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Strategically located in close proximity to three of Dubai’s arterial roads – Al Khail Road, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road (formerly Emirates Road) and Hessa Street – and a short drive from Dubai’s new Al Maktoum International Airport, Suites in the SKAI will comprise 234-hotel rooms, 234 one-and-two bedroom apartments and 33 penthouses.
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Lush green balcony-gardens and 271 sky-high swimming pools add to the sense of nature while floating bathtubs, floor to ceiling windows and panoramic views across the city provide the ideal cosmopolitan backdrop.
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Suites in the SKAI will feature breathable architecture allowing sunlight to shine through the core of the tower and a vertical microclimate design with over half a million sq. ft. of flora, naturally helping maintain the temperature.
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Construction on Suites in the SKAI will begin in September 2014 with operations due to commence in 2017.
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“Suites in the SKAI will cater to the growing number of business and leisure tourists that are looking for value for money as well as comfort and convenience in a luxurious setting," said Kabir Mulchandani, Group CEO of Skai Holdings Limited LLC.
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Suites in the SKAI’s unique tri-star wing structure allows for each room and apartment to incorporate a vast landscaped garden. Conceptualised in-house by architect Nabil Akiki, CEO of Real Estate Development, SKAI Holdings has filed a patent for the distinctive design.
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The 117 one-bedroom hotel apartments will come complete with an outdoor sky garden and Jacuzzi while the 117 two-bedroom apartments include an 18 sq. ft. sky swimming pool and floor to ceiling windows with cascading water.