Drake wins Amman hotel project contract
Amman, May 29, 2013
Dubai-based Drake & Scull International (DSI), has won a major contract worth Dh158 million ($43 million) to carry out Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) works for the St. Regis Hotel and Residences project in Amman.
The contract was awarded by leading UAE developer Arabtec Construction on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum 2013 held recently in Jordan.
St. Regis Residences Amman comprises two towers connected through an external façade and offers 79 residential units and sky villas, in addition to a swimming pool, fitness centre, reception lounge, business centre facilities, playgrounds, multifunctional executive lounge, cinema theatre and dedicated conference and meeting rooms.
On the other hand, St. Regis Hotel Amman includes a 17-storey tower offering 260 units and 4 restaurants and cafes, in addition to a swimming pool, fitness centre and spa, spacious conference rooms, business centre facilities and retail stores.
Having partnered with some of the world’s leading hotel operators, Drake & Scull International has acquired extensive expertise in the hospitality industry, positioning itself firmly at the forefront of hospitality and tourism construction sector.
The company has completed several projects in the UAE, including Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Wafi Mall expansion, Twin Towers in Dubai and Baynunah Tower in Abu Dhabi, along with other hotel projects in Sharm el-Sheikh and the Nile Corniche in Egypt and other countries in the region.
CEO Khaldoun Tabari said: “Winning this contract is a major step forward towards strengthening our presence in Jordan where the King Hussein Medical City was one of our key breakthroughs. The new contract underscores our successful history in offering specialized MEP services and reinforces our position as the preferred provider of integrated engineering services in the hospitality sector."
"We are keen to maintain the highest levels of quality, sustainability and safety while delivering an integrated and comprehensive engineering offering to address the current and future needs of the growing hospitality industry in Jordan which has positioned itself as an attractive destination for investment and tourism," he added.-TradeArabia News Service