SKAI completes $1.17bn Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai

SKAI Holdings has announced the completion of Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai, a $1.17bn (AED4.3bn) hotel located in the UAE.

The resort, which is the first hotel and residences to be completed by SKAI, is on course to open to guests in March 2017.

The Dubai-based developer was awarded a building permit and completion certificate (BCC) from Trakhees on 14 November, 2016, more than two weeks ahead of schedule.

SKAI has also begun to hand over the development’s 221 signature Viceroy Residences to owners.

Kabir Mulchandani, group chief executive officer of SKAI, 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 (CSCEC ME) have been on site overseeing more than 4,000 staff to ensure its completion.

“With the official opening in March 2017, SKAI will not only redefine the concept of an urban destination, but also cement [its] reputation for unsurpassed quality.”

Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai comprises 477 rooms and suites, 221 Viceroy Residences, 10 restaurants and nightlife venues, a spa, a beach, a pool, health and wellness areas, and a children’s club.

Bill Walshe, CEO 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.

Commenting on the hotel’s design, Mikael Svensson, general manager of Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai, added: “Inspired by the amphitheatre-like design of the hotel, we have embraced the concept of theatre. 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.”

Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai is situated at the base of Palm Jumeirah’s trunk, a short drive from locations such as Dubai Marina, Dubai Media City, Mall of the Emirates, and Downtown Dubai.

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