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Project: The Emirates Pearl
Location: Khalidiya coast, opposite the prestigious seven-star Emirates Palace Hotel.
Type: hotel and service apartment
Total Area: 230,000 square metres
Floor count: 47F
Height: 240m
cost:US $136 million
Construction start: 2006
Construction end: 2008


 

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The UAE capital Abu Dhabi is to get a new contemporary five-star coastal landmark - The Emirates Pearl - a joint venture project between Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), the company charged with leveraging the tourism assets of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), and the Atlas Group, a leading telecommunications company in the UAE.

The hotel and serviced apartment resort, including an iconic 240 metre-high tower, will be built at a cost of AED 500 million (US $136 million) on the capital's Khalidiya coast, opposite the prestigious seven-star Emirates Palace Hotel.

The business and leisure resort centres around the 47-storey tower conceptualised in a new generation podium style designed by Austria's award-winning architect Dennis Lems.

The tower, which houses 352 spacious rooms and suites and 104 luxuriously furnished apartments all with balconies and Gulf views, sits on a 22 metre high, five-storey podium which features a 20-metre high atrium with five restaurants, service centres, offices, a gym, hair salon, spa, meeting rooms, business centre and shops. Serviced apartments are a mix of one, two and three-bedroom units.

The resort will also have a private penthouse complete with helipad and two Presidential suites with their own private entrance, swimming pool, meeting rooms and lounges. Executive floor guests will benefit from an indoor swimming pool, meeting room, gym and café.

'This is a signature development for the South West end of Abu Dhabi Corniche and is another step forward in the capital's plan to have 25,000 hotel rooms by 2015,' said Mubarak Al Muhairi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority and Managing Director of TDIC.

Designed to bring a new era of contemporary style to the capital, The Emirates Pearl is being built in a twisting glass design and guests will be welcomed at its entrance by a figurehead sculpture of an Arab hunting scene.


'The hotel's interiors have been conceptualised by MKV Design Ltd of London which has been behind some of the most successful and acclaimed new hotel build and renovations in Europe,'



said Ahmed Seddiq Al Mutawaa, President, Atlas Group. 'Inspiration has been taken from the traditional sea, sand and pearling heritage influences of Abu Dhabi resulting in a modernistic approach to Arabian and European interiors.'

The resort will feature an extensive ballroom with two entrances - one of them private accessible from outside the property - and which has been designed as a multi-purpose arena for product launches and substantial social functions. It will also have five restaurants, a rooftop chill-out deck expected to be a popular venue for magnificent sun-set views over the Gulf.

The Emirates Pearl will have basement parking for up to 704 vehicles.

Though expected to receive a sizeable slice of Abu Dhabi's executive travel business, The Emirates Pearl is also looking to attract the leisure visitor.

"We will have a man-made sun-deck island complete with an exclusive beach club and marina,' said Badrik Melikian, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Atlas Group.

'The hotel will be managed by an international hospitality brand name. We are currently in discussion with a number of operators not currently represented in the capital and hope to make an announcement shortly.'

Construction of The Emirates Pearl is to begin this summer and is expected to take two years to complete.

'TDIC's efforts and those of individual properties currently under development by private sector owners means Abu Dhabi is on target to achieve its ambition of creating an all-encompassing hospitality infrastructure to support its growing international tourism proposition,' added Ahmed Hussein, Chief Operating Officer, TDIC.
 

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Still much much better than Khalidya Palace!
 

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The new Rotana on the Rotana Hotels website looks completely different...I think maybe this will be built next to the new Rotana on the old Gasco building site??
 

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Pearl developer has island plan


Emirates Pearl: The 47-storey tower is Atlas’s first foray into Abu Dhabi.

The Dubai company behind a new US $136 million (AED500 million) five-star coastal landmark, The Emirates Pearl in Abu Dhabi, has also revealed its intention to have a major presence in the Seychelles and Mauritius within five years.

Telecommunications company, the Atlas Group, has only just entered the hospitality sector in the UAE, but in joint venture with the Tourism Development & Investment Company it launched the 240m-high tower on the Abu Dhabi’s Khalidiya coast last week.

Located opposite the Emirates Palace Hotel, the business and leisure resort will centre around a 47-storey tower, which will house 352 rooms and suites and 104 apartments, all
balanced on a 22m-high, five-storey podium.

A 20m-high atrium will feature five restaurants as well as service centres, offices, a gym, spa, meeting rooms, business centre and shops.

“We will be looking for a contractor to carry out the piling and foundations, and the digging and shoring work by July, and once that has been done we will want a main contractor in place by September,” said Ahmed Seddiq Samea M Al Mutawaa, president of the Atlas Group.

The project is scheduled for completion by the middle
of 2008.

The Atlas Group also owns a small luxury business hotel in Dubai Media City, which opened earlier this year and is planning a second property in Dubai in the next six months.

But the Atlas Group already owns a 26-acre beach front property in the capital of the Seychelles, Mahe. And Al Mutawaa told Construction Week that Atlas Group has major expansion plans for the Indian Ocean islands. He said that with Emirates and Etihad making regular flights to the islands it was good business sense to develop there.

“It would be nice for Europeans to come here [the UAE] for five days, go there [Seychelles] for a few days and then come back here [the UAE] again,” he said. “There is a nice link; the UAE to the Seychelles is only four hours.

“We already own land in the Seychelles and want to build a mix of villas and residential bungalows over the next five years.

“The vision for the Atlas Group is to expand. But we want to ensure that we work hard on all the projects we have already,” added Al Mutawaa.
 

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Abu Dhabi to get new luxury resort

Abu Dhabi



Abu Dhabi is to get a new Dh500 million ($136 million) five-star coastal landmark, The Emirates Pearl, a joint venture project between Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) and the Atlas Group.

Construction of The Emirates Pearl is to begin this summer and is expected to take two years to complete.
The hotel and serviced apartment resort, including an iconic 240 m tower, will be built on the capital’s Khalidiya coast, opposite the prestigious seven-star Emirates Palace Hotel. The business and leisure resort centres around the 47-storey tower conceptualised in a new-generation podium style designed by Austria’s award-winning architect Dennis Lems.
The tower, which houses 352 rooms and suites and 104 apartments, all with balconies and Gulf views, sits on a 22-m-high five-storey podium, which features a 20-m-high atrium with five restaurants, service centres, offices, a gym, hair salon, spa, meeting rooms, business centre and shops. Serviced apartments are a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units.
The resort will also have a private penthouse complete with helipad and two Presidential suites with their own private entrance, swimming pool, meeting rooms and lounges. Executive floor guests will benefit from an indoor swimming pool, meeting room, gym and café.
“This is a signature development for the southwest end of Abu Dhabi Corniche and is another step forward in the capital’s plan to have 25,000 hotel rooms by 2015,” says TDIC managing director and director general of Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority Mubarak Al Muhairi.
Designed to bring a new era of contemporary style to the capital, The Emirates Pearl is being built in a twisting glass design and guests will be welcomed at its entrance by a figurehead sculpture of an Arab hunting scene.
“The hotel’s interiors have been conceptualised by MKV Design of London, which has been behind some of the most successful and acclaimed new hotel build and renovations in Europe,” says Atlas Group president Ahmed Seddiq Al Mutawaa.
The resort will feature an extensive ballroom with two entrances – one of them privately accessible from outside the property and which has been designed as a multi-purpose arena for product launches and substantial social functions.

-GulfConstruction June '06


I just realised that the 'Atlas Group' involved in this project is the same company as 'Atlas Telecom'... that's quite a change in business. It even says on the Atlas Telecom website, in a press release about the Pearl of the Emirates "...and the Atlas Group, a leading telecommunications company in the UAE...".
 

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^ Note that while three of the twenty or so projects listed in Soehne's website are for the same client (Atlas/Al Mutawaa), the final version of the Emirates Pearl Hotel in Abu Dhabi is not among those featured on that site.
 

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From the Atlas Telecom website:

The Emirates Pearl and the Atlas Group



Joint project between Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), the company charged with leveraging the tourism assets of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), and the Atlas Group, a leading telecommunications company in the UAE to provide a new contemporary five-star coastal landmark - The Emirates Pearl.

The hotel and serviced apartment resort, including an iconic 240 metre-high tower, will be built at a cost of Dhs500 million ($136 million) on the capital Khalidia coast, oposite the prestigious seven-star Emirates Palace Hotel.

The business and leisure resort centres around the 47-storey tower conceptualised in a new generation podium style designed by Austrian award-winning architect Dennis Lems.
 
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