By Andy Sambidge
Luxury Marriott property to include villas conceived by top Beverly Hill designer.
Dubai Lifestyle City in Dubailand has awarded the construction work of its JW Marriott Hotel to Saleh Constructions, part of the Saleh Bin Lahej Group, it was announced on Monday.
The hotel will have 170 rooms including 48 royal to super deluxe chalets, 68 guest rooms, three restaurants, a 5,000 sq ft ballroom and a 25,000 sq ft spa, the company said after a ground breaking ceremony.
Saleh Constructions has already started construction of the 68 Tuscan-themed villas and 120 villettes which have been conceived by Tony Ashai, the celebrated Beverley Hills designer, it said in a statement.
It added that the project's network infrastructure work was complete and will become a key part of Dubai Lifestyle City, the ETA Star project which will be built over a sprawling 4 million sq ft enclave.
Arif B Rahman, managing director for Dubai Lifestyle City, said: "The luxury hotel is a very important component of Dubai Lifestyle City and beginning of its construction work marks an important milestone for the project."
Jeff Strachan, area director of Sales and Marketing, Middle East & Africa, Marriott, added: "We are delighted that Saleh Constructions have commenced work on the JW Marriott Dubai Lifestyle City. The entire Dubai Lifestyle City is a unique project and once complete will set a new benchmark for luxury living."
ETA Star needs to be sure about the feasibility of this project in the current scenario. A review will be goo of Dubai's property market. Not too late even now. Hotel Occupancy rates seen now doesn't justify new hotels.