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Skai to open $1.17bn flagship Dubai project in March

DUBAI, December 14, 2016

Skai, the Dubai-based real estate and hospitality group, said it has completed its flagship Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai hotel and residences project and will officially open its doors in March.

The Dh4.3-billion ($1.17 billion) development was awarded its building permit and completion certificate (BCC) from Trakhees on November 14, more than two weeks ahead of schedule, said a statement from the UAE developer.

Featuring a striking amphitheatre design, the Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai comprises 477 spacious rooms and suites and 221 signature Viceroy Residences as well as 10 restaurants and nightlife settings, spa, beach, pool, “Kids Only” club and health and wellness areas.

Guests and residents will get to enjoy breath-taking views of the Arabian Sea, Dubai Marina and Downtown Dubai through the use of innovative architecture and design, said the developer.   

The handover of 221 signature Viceroy Residences to owners has also begun.

Kabir Mulchandani, Group CEO, commented: "The completion of our flagship project, Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai, ahead of schedule is testament to Skai’s commitment and confidence in Dubai’s growing hospitality sector."

"Over the last two years the Skai team and our partners, China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East), have been on site overseeing more than 4,000 staff to ensure its completion," he stated.

"With the official opening in March 2017, Skai will not only redefine the concept of an urban destination but also cement our reputation for unsurpassed quality," he added.

Bill Walshe, the chief executive of Viceroy Hotel Group, said: "The completion of the Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai marks the opening of our first hotel in Dubai and is an important milestone in our continued growth in the region."

“We are extremely privileged to work with the Skai team to create a hotel that will offer exceptional and inspiring experiences for guests, setting a new benchmark for luxury hospitality in Dubai,” noted Walshe.

The property’s attractive location at the base trunk of The Palm Jumeirah makes it easily accessible from the mainland of Dubai.

The hotel is a short drive from a number of leading business and tourist attractions such as Dubai Marina, Dubai Media City and Mall of the Emirates and Downtown Dubai.

The Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai was also one of the first in Dubai to offer an investment model that enabled buyers to purchase hotel rooms in order to participate in the city’s growing hospitality segment.

"Inspired by the amphitheatre-like design of the hotel, we have embraced the concept of theatre," remarked Mikael Svensson, general manager of Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai.

"Our guests will discover a unique experience where  they may become both actor and audience during their stay with us. Each Viceroy colleague will undertake training with a theatrical troupe to enhance our level of guest engagement, and service spontaneity," he added.

Skai said construction work is also on track at its second hospitality and residential project, the Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village. The luxury five-star tower, which is set to commence operation in 2018, is currently 32 per cent complete.

The Dh1.28-billion ($348.4 million) tower will feature 247-hotel rooms and suites as well as 221 one and two-bedroom hotel apartments and 33 four-bedroom hotel apartments all with private pools.

The Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village is strategically located in close proximity to three of Dubai’s arterial roads (Al Khail Road, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road and Hessa Street) and a short drive from Dubai’s new Al Maktoum International Airport and Expo 2020 site.-TradeArabia News Service

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