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Abu Dhabi company signs deal with Singapore's Fraser

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Abu Dhabi:
Abu Dhabi-based Ali and Sons on Saturday announced a tie-up with Fraser Serviced Residences to build a 21-storey serviced residence on Shaikh Zayed Road, Dubai.

The mixed-use development with office and retail space as well as serviced residences is due to open in 2007.

Fraser is a global company based in Singapore. Ali and Sons is a leading company in the oil, gas, water and power sectors.

Ali Bin Khalfan Al Mutawa Al Dhahery, Chairman, Ali & Sons and Choe Peng Sum, Chief Operating Officer of Fraser Serviced Residences, signed the agreement. The former prime minister of Singapore and current senior minister Goh Chok Tong presided over the signing.

"We want to match a superb location with a mix of superb facilities, so we decided to appoint Fraser that has won numerous awards internationally for its service quality," said Al Dhahery.

"Fraser is new to the Middle East but they have what matters most in our market unparalleled quality and a philosophy of hospitality that is very Middle Eastern."

The serviced residence will be named Fraser Suites Dubai Internet City.

Fraser will offer a suite of services including recreation for the family.

"As a service residence, Fraser targets travellers on extended stay, anything from a week and longer. "We offer much more than a hotel room. We offer a home away from home with customised packages and a personal touch," said Peng Sum.

He said Fraser has won numerous awards in the countries where it operates and occupancy in their residences averages above 90 per cent in competitive markets such as London, Paris and Singapore.

"Fraser Suites will be a defining flagship for Fraser in the UAE and the Middle East. We are working with architects RSP Group of Singapore. It will have 158 apartments and penthouses that will take up the 23rd and 44th floors of the mixed-use development."
 

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hmm, don't think so

oh, how i hate those dumb articles

maybe it's a 21-storeyed serviced apartments building with additional floors on top occupied by offices and other regular apartments?

i have no idea

why do they give us 3 different numbers? :eek:hno:
 

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now that i read this article, you could be right dubaiflo, there are 2 towers
at least the fraser residence has 21 floors

will add it to emporis as a 21 floor tower



Sheikh Zayed Road tower

Abu Dhabi based Ali and Sons have tied up with Fraser Serviced Residences to build a 21-storey serviced apartment tower on the Sheikh Zayed Road at the Dubai Internet City. The mixed use tower with 158 apartments and penthouses is due to open in 2007.
 

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another press release but still the same problem



Ali and Sons inks deal with Fraser to enter ME property market

Fraser, a brand of gold-standard serviced residences with successes from London and Paris to China and Singapore, signed a contract to set up its first property in the United Arab Emirates with conglomerate Ali & Sons Co L.L.C.


The contract for technical services during the development phase as well as management services of the completed serviced residence, was signed today between Chairman of Ali & Sons. His Excellency Ali Bin Khalfan Al Mutawa Al Dhahry, and Chief Operating Officer of Fraser Serviced Residences, Mr. Choe Peng Sum (Family name: Choe). The former Prime Minister of Singapore, and currently the Senior Minister, Mr. Goh Chok Tong (Family name: Goh) presided over the contract signing.

The project is a mixed-use development with office and retail space as well as 21 floors of serviced residences and will be situated on Sheikh Zayed Road at Dubai Internet City.

'We want to match a superb location with a mix of superb facilities, so we decided to appoint Fraser who has won numerous awards internationally for its service quality,' said HE Ali Bin Khalfan Al Mutawa Al Dhahry.

'Fraser is new in the Middle East but they have what matters most in our market: unparalleled quality and a philosophy of hospitality that is very Middle Eastern.'

The serviced residence will be named Fraser Suites Dubai Internet City.

'We wanted to build something iconic, something that would stand out even in a city like Dubai with its many beautiful and unique landmarks. We also wanted the experience in this place to be special. Memorable. So we talked to Fraser who has had an excellent track record, 'His Excellency said.

Mr. Choe of Fraser explains: 'Our promise to offer a level of hospitality that would expect when you visit someone at his home. Fraser is home for our guests.

Among the unique suite of services Fraser offers is a programme of activities and recreation for family members, and customizable packages to meet the needs of every guest. For example, one of the bedrooms can be converted into a home-entertainment centre, or outfitted into a home office.

'As a service residence, Fraser targets travelers on extended stay- anything from a week and longer,' said Mr. Choe. 'We offer much more than a hotel room. We offer a home away from home, with living room, kitchen, and bedrooms. More than this though is the service. We try to make every guest feel at home, with programmes for spouses and family, and that intangible personal touch. With the space, customizable packages and a personal touch in hospitality, we have built up a strong following.'

As a result, Fraser has won several awards in the countries that it operates in. (Awards listed below). More important, guests keep coming back. Occupancy of Fraser properties worldwide is very high; over 90 percent in competitive markets like London, Paris, and Singapore. Fraser Suites Dubai will be able to top on this, being a financial centre of the same standing. Fraser guests from London, Paris and Singapore-as well as in the other locations internationally-will find the same standard of hospitality at Dubai.

In fact they will find even more special touches. 'Dubai is known for its superlative efforts in class-topping infrastructure and building projects.' said Mr. Choe.

'Fraser Suites will be a defining flagship for Fraser in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East. We are working with architects of the entire complex, the Singapore-based RSP Group, to create something worthy of this ultra-modern metropolis.'

Fraser Suites will have 158 generously sized apartments and penthouses, which will take up the 23rd and the 44th floors of the mixed-use development.

Each apartment will be outfitted with top-of-the line facilities. Besides broadband Internet connectivity, a full-function entertainment centre, and comprehensive kitchen complete with crockery unique to the property, each apartment will also have a walk-in wardrobe and rain shower with teak bench for a unique experience even in the most private space.

In terms of facilities, the property will have all the features that have become a Fraser hallmark, and then some. Fraser Suites will have a Fraser Kids' Club with play and recreation facilities, as well as swimming pools, fitness centre and games courts. There will also be a recreation and programmes calendar to keep the entire family happy.

Annually, the properties under Fraser management combined represent a turnover of over AED200 million.

Ali & Sons, one of the leading companies in the oil and gas, water and power sectors in the UAE, is highly diversified with businesses in car distribution, jewellery, property and retailing.
 

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maybe this helps

i start to believe 21 floors of the building are serviced apartments and the rest up to 44 are offices
hence it's a 44 floor tower, the fraser suites is just part of this building occupying a few floors!


Fraser and Ali residential suites

Fraser Serviced Residences and Dubai-based Ali and Sons have joined to set up Fraser Suites Dubai Internet City. Fraser Suites is a mixed-use development with office and retail space as well as 21 floors of serviced residences situated on Sheikh Zayed Road at DIC. It will be open in 2007.
 

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Happy now? :D
 

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i got a rhyme:

i'm happy but it still looks crappy :D

at least we now know that 21 floors are the serviced apartments
then there is a skylobby and from the 23rd onwards we have offices and usual apartments

i will edit emporis accordingly!
 

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another render from the fraser website



Dubai
This top-class development is located in the ultra-modern metropolis of Dubai Internet City, offering convenient access to shopping and entertainment. Sitting along the major trunk Sheikh Zahed Road, its sophisticated architectural design will be a prominent feature in the city's landscape. All apartments are generously sized and will be outfitted with top-of-the-line facilities, broadband internet connectivity, comprehensive kitchen with unique crockery, walk-in wardrobe and rain shower with teak bench.
 
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