SKAI Holdings, Dubai-based real estate and hospitality group, said on Wednesday it has received completion certificate for its $1.17billion (AED4.3bn) Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai which will officially open in March 2017.
Trakhees, the regulatory body responsible to issue construction permits for projects on the Palm, awarded the building permit and completion certificate for the project on November 14 - more than two weeks ahead of schedule.
“The completion of our flagship project ahead of schedule is testament to our commitment and confidence in Dubai’s growing hospitality sector,” Kabir Mulchandani, group chief executive officer, SKAI, said in a statement.
The joint team of the developer and China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East), contractor and equity partner in the project, have been on site over the past two years overseeing more than 4,000 workers.
Bill Walshe, chief executive officer, Viceroy Hotel Group, said the completion of the hotel - its first venture in Dubai - is an important milestone in their continued growth in the region.
Mikael Svensson, general manager, Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai, said they have adopted the concept of theatre since the hotel’s design is inspired from an amphitheatre with each Viceroy staff undertaking training with a theatrical troupe to improve service spontaneity.
The hotel comprises 477 rooms, 10 restaurants, a spa along with health and wellness areas. The residential component consists of 221 units, with handover of units underway.
Construction work is progressing on SKAI’s second hospitality and residential project, the Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village, which is 32 percent complete. It will commence operation in 2018.
The $348.4m (AED1.28bn) project features 247-hotel rooms and suites, 221 hotel apartments and 33 four-bedroom hotel apartments all with private pools.For all the latest travel 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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