DecoVision wins $40.8m Abu Dhabi contract
Abu Dhabi, June 12, 2010
DecoVision, a leading Abu Dhabi-based interior contracting and design firm, said it has won an Dh150 million ($40.8 million) project to furbish the interiors of the Etihad Towers being built on the Abu Dhabi Corniche opposite the Emirates Palace Hotel.
Valued at an estimated Dh2.5 billion and rising over 300 meters, Etihad Towers comprises five towers including a high-end hotel to be managed by the Jumeirah Group and will host an exciting retail mix at its podium level.
Designed by the Australian international design consultant DBI the towers will boast dramatic design elements and an architectural personality that will be complemented by distinctive interior decor.
DecoVision has been commissioned to execute decoration works for the Jumeirah hotel comprising of 400 guest suites, and 182 serviced apartments, along with a host of public areas including the lobby, spa, gymnasium, beach bar, pool bar.
Additionally the company will execute 12 restaurants ranging from casual-chic to fine dining and an observation deck that will have panoramic views in all directions.
Youssef Farran, managing director of DecoVision, said: 'With our track record in implementing large-scale projects, we are especially proud to have won the bid for the Etihad Towers project. We are grateful to Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammad Al Nahyan and the management team of Etihad Towers for selecting DecoVision.'
“DecoVision will be working on the furniture, fit-outs, joinery and laying out marble flooring and panels. The scale of the development has presented us with an opportunity to reinforce our reputation as Abu Dhabi’s preferred interior solutions provider. The expected date of delivery is early 2011,” he added.
The contract was awarded to DecoVision based on its vast experience in designing and executing major hospitality, commercial, residential and government spaces.
Some of these include the Khalidiyah Palace Rotana Hotel andtwo luxury restaurants at the Emirates Palace Hotel – the Hakkassan and the local traditional restaurant, which were recently handed over.
Farran added: “DecoVision has the ability to turn around material from our own furniture and decoration factory, giving us greater quality and operational control and considerably reducing the lead time. We believe our advantage lies in our ability to easily accommodate clients’ requests for customization.”
Established in July 2003 in Abu Dhabi and member of the Royal Goup, DecoVision has grown to become the preferred interior design partner for prominent project owners, developers and architects.
With a factory located in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, DecoVision employs over 350 technicians, led by a team of designers and engineers, equipped with state-of-the-art machinery. The facility, currently undergoing expansion, executes sophisticated products.-TradeArabia News Service