A new five-star hotel planned for Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road will feature a design that “inspires and challenges” the project team, said its property developer RSG Group of Companies in a statement.
Designed by GM Architects, the Sabah Rotana, a 54-storey building consisting of hotel and hotel apartments, was envisioned as a “marked departure from the standard architectural” schemes of the city, the statement added, as it will feature asymmetrical balconies, as well as pointed and tapered sides that add a “layered dimension” to the building.
According to Construction Week, the facility was pre-approved as a five-star hotel by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).
Due to be launched before Expo 2020 Dubai kicks off, the project is expected to span 2.5 years and its contract was recently awarded to Al Habbai Contracting.
The hotel is being developed in Sufouh Gardens, and will comprise hotel rooms, serviced apartments, food and beverage (F&B) outlets, meeting rooms, other hospitality amenities.
Commenting on the contract, Raj Sahni, founder and chairman of RSG, said it was “tough to finalise the main contractor”, because his team required an outfit that delivered “the same level of passion and commitment towards Sabah Rotana”.
He continued: “In the end, the search yielded great results in the form of Al Habbai Contracting, whom we welcome to a long partnership with us. As evidenced by their past work, they have validated themselves as the perfect choice for the position.”
Ali Al Habbai, chairman and chief executive officer of Al Habbai Contracting, added: “[This contract] will serve as an incentive going forward as we strive to not only achieve but surpass [RSG’s] expectations.”