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Emirates to build new five star hotel in Dubai

Emirates is embarking on yet another large-scale capital investment, only this time it's not an order for more aircraft.



Emirates Chairman, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, announces plans to build a new 5-star, Dhs 800 million (US $218 million) luxury hotel in Dubai
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates, disclosed during a news conference here today at the Arabian Travel Market that General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence, has approved plans for the construction by the airline of a new 5-star, Dhs 800 million (US $218 million) luxury hotel in Dubai.

In announcing the launch of the new 70-storey, 350 metres high building on Sheikh Zayed Road, which will be among the world's five tallest hotels, and also one of the largest in the U.A.E., Sheikh Ahmed thanked the Crown Prince for his support of Emirates' initiative and stressed the significance of the new landmark building as another contribution of the airline towards realising Sheikh Mohammed's vision of turning Dubai into one of the world's top business and tourist centres.

Contemporary and futuristic in its design, the Emirates hotel will break new architectural ground with cantilever* rooms and over 50 sky terraces. When completed in 2008, it is certain to stand apart with its distinctive elevation in a stepped form, encased in a glass and aluminium exterior.

The hotel will offer 560 deluxe rooms, 112 suites and one Presidential suite, each giving guests an unparalleled, panoramic view of Dubai, including some of its most prestigious projects, such as the Burj Dubai, Business Bay and the Dubai Financial Centre.

Commenting on the new initiative, Sheikh Ahmed said: "Last year Dubai hosted 5.4 million visitors - an increase of almost nine per cent over the year before, and the number is expected to treble by the end of this decade. Dubai's infrastructure must be prepared for this huge expansion in tourist arrivals, and the Emirates new hotel is our contribution to the city's efforts to meet the forecast demand for more hotel rooms.

He added: "Dubai today is not only the leading hub of the Middle East region, it is also fast becoming a truly international business and leisure centre. It has been voted as the world's best conference venue, and the 670-plus rooms of the new Emirates hotel will help to support Dubai's stature as a major financial center. We also are committed to using it to enhance the Emirates reputation for outstanding customer service."

With a huge, 25,000 square feet Health Club, guests will have ample opportunity to get in shape at the ultra-modern, state-of-the-art gymnasium or unwind at the relaxing spa. Entertainment facilities and common areas also will include a shopping boulevard, 15 food and beverage outlets and a roof top bar on the 69th floor of the building.

Emirates is not new to the hospitality industry. It owns, manages and operates the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa; a conservation-based resort set in a 225 square kilometre nature reserve. Winner of National Geographic's World Legacy Award 2004, and judged 'The Best Resort in Africa/Middle East 2002' by Condé Nast, Al Maha offers 40 ultra luxurious suites in the heart of the desert.

Emirates also owns the 218-room Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, situated on a superb stretch of the private Al Aqah Beach, in the picturesque emirate of Fujairah. The resort is particularly popular as a family holiday destination.


2004 Dubai Hotel Statistics
• In 2004, a total of 5,420,724 guests checked in at Dubai's 276 hotels and 95 hotel apartments, vs. 4,980,228 in the previous year.

• United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Iran, India and U.A.E were the top five source markets.

• Guest nights grew by 22.2 per cent, with Dubai properties logging over 15.2 million guest nights.

• The average length of stay jumped 12.3 per cent to reach 2.80 days.
 

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350m, this is going to be tall! it will be the world's tallest hotel!
I wonder how long Abbco Rotana Hotel will have the tallest hotel title :|
can't wait for the render :)
 

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i love the fact that SZR is getting so many high profile towers.
im getting sick of the street being comprised of small-time towers.
 

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Another press release

Emirates to build new $218m luxury hotel
Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Dubai

Emirates is to build a large scale new 5-star luxury hotel in Dubai. The Dh800 million ($$218 million) 70-storey, 350 m high building on Sheikh Zayed Road will be among the world's five tallest hotels, and also one of the largest in the UAE.

The plan for the hotel was disclosed by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman of Emirates, at a news conference at the Arabian Travel Market today.

The project has been approved by General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence, he said.

Sheikh Ahmed stressed the significance of the new landmark building as another contribution of the airline towards realising Sheikh Mohammed's vision of turning Dubai into one of the world's top business and tourist centres.

Contemporary and futuristic in its design, the Emirates hotel will break new architectural ground with cantilever rooms and over 50 sky terraces. When completed in 2008, it is certain to stand apart with its distinctive elevation in a stepped form, encased in a glass and aluminium exterior, he said.

The hotel will offer 560 deluxe rooms, 112 suites and one Presidential suite, each giving guests an unparalleled, panoramic view of Dubai, including some of its most prestigious projects, such as the Burj Dubai, Business Bay and the Dubai Financial Centre.

Commenting on the new initiative, Sheikh Ahmed said: "Last year Dubai hosted 5.4 million visitors - an increase of almost nine per cent over the year before, and the number is expected to treble by the end of this decade. Dubai's infrastructure must be prepared for this huge expansion in tourist arrivals, and the Emirates new hotel is our contribution to the city's efforts to meet the forecast demand for more hotel rooms.

He added: "Dubai today is not only the leading hub of the Middle East region, it is also fast becoming a truly international business and leisure centre. It has been voted as the world's best conference venue, and the 670-plus rooms of the new Emirates hotel will help to support Dubai's stature as a major financial center. We also are committed to using it to enhance the Emirates reputation for outstanding customer service."

With a huge, 25,000 square feet Health Club, guests will have ample opportunity to get in shape at the ultra-modern, state-of-the-art gymnasium or unwind at the relaxing spa. Entertainment facilities and common areas also will include a shopping boulevard, 15 food and beverage outlets and a roof top bar on the 69th floor of the building.

Emirates already owns, manages and operates the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa; a conservation-based resort set in a 225 sq km nature reserve. Winner of National Geographic's World Legacy Award 2004, and judged 'The Best Resort in Africa/Middle East 2002' by Condé Nast, Al Maha offers 40 ultra luxurious suites in the heart of the desert.

Emirates also owns the 218-room Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, situated on a superb stretch of the private Al Aqah Beach, in the picturesque emirate of Fujairah. The resort is particularly popular as a family holiday destination.
 

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LOL i hope not,
and no its not, that was the proposed Golden Dome. . . . whatever happened to that ???
 

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Emirates aims to be global name in hotels


In order to fullfil the vision of serving 15 million visitors by 2010, the tourism sector will need more hotels in the coming years.

Dubai : Emirates Group yesterday announced it is entering the hotel management business and said it hoped to become a global brand one day.

Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman of Emirates Group, said the group was investing in a Dh800 million five-star luxury hotel called Emirates Hotel.

"It has been the vision of General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, to make Dubai the world's top business and tourist centre," Shaikh Ahmad said.

"Dubai today is not only the leading hub of the Middle East, it is also fast becoming a truly international business and leisure centre. In order to fullfil the vision of serving 15 million visitors by 2010, the tourism sector will need more hotels in the coming years."

Shaikh Ahmad said last year Dubai hosted 5.4 million visitors an increase of almost nine per cent over the year before with the number expected to triple by the end of this decade.

"Dubai's infrastructure must be prepared for this huge expansion in tourist arrivals, and the new Emirates hotel is our contribution to the city's efforts to meet the forecast demand for more hotel rooms," he said.

The 70-storey building on Shaikh Zayed Road will be one of the five tallest hotels in the world.

It will be 350 metres high and contain 560 rooms, 112 suites, a presidential suite, a 25,000-square-foot health club and 15 food and beverage outlets.

It is one of many hotels likely to be built and managed by Emirates Group over the coming years. The group is likely to create a new division to manage a chain of Emirates-branded hotels.
 

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nice very nice, i like

but where will it be on SZR ? anyone has any ideas ?
 

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Dh 800m luxury hotel to come up

5 May 2005

DUBAI — General Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence, has approved plans for the construction of a new 70-storey, 5-star, Dh 800 million ($218 million) luxury hotel in Dubai, said Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, Emirates, yesterday at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2005.

Shaikh Ahmed said: "The launch of 350 metres high building on Shaikh Zayed Road, will be among the world's five tallest hotels, and also one of the largest in the U.A.E. Contemporary and futuristic in its design, the Emirates hotel will break new architectural ground with cantilever rooms and over 50 sky terraces. When completed in 2008, it is certain to stand apart with its distinctive elevation in a stepped form, encased in a glass and aluminium exterior."

The hotel will offer 560 deluxe rooms, 112 suites and one Presidential suite, each giving guests an unparalleled, panoramic view of Dubai, including some of its most prestigious projects, such as the Burj Dubai, Business Bay and Dubai Financial Centre. Last year Dubai hosted 5.4 million visitors an increase of almost nine per cent over the year before, and the number is expected to treble by the end of this decade. Dubai's infrastructure must be prepared for this huge expansion in tourist arrivals, and Emirates new hotel is our contribution to the city's efforts to meet the forecast demand for more hotel rooms, added Shaikh Ahmed.

Shaikh Ahmed further said: "Dubai today is not only the leading hub of the Middle East region, it is also fast becoming a truly international business and leisure centre. It has been voted as the world's best conference venue, and 670 plus rooms of the new Emirates hotel will help to support Dubai's stature as a major financial center. With a huge, 25,000 square feet Health Club, guests will have ample opportunity to get in shape at the ultra-modern, state-of-the-art gymnasium or unwind at the relaxing spa. Entertainment facilities and common areas also will include a shopping boulevard, 15 food and beverage outlets and a roof top bar on the 69th floor of the building." In 2004, a total of 5,420,724 guests checked in at Dubai's 276 hotels and 95 hotel apartments, against 4,980,228 in the previous year. The top five source markets include names like United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Iran, India and U.A.E. During the same period Guest nights grew by 22.2 per cent, with Dubai properties logging over 15.2 million guest nights and average length of stay jumped 12.3 per cent to reach 2.80 days.

Emirates is not new to the hospitality industry. It owns, manages and operates the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa; a conservation-based resort set in a 225 square kilometre nature reserve. Winner of National Geographic's World Legacy Award 2004, and judged 'The Best Resort in Africa/Middle East 2002' by Condé Nast, Al Maha offers 40 ultra luxurious suites in the heart of the desert. Emirates also owns the 218-room Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, situated on a superb stretch of the private Al Aqah Beach, in the picturesque emirate of Fujairah. The resort is particularly popular as a family holiday destination, concluded Shaikh Ahmed.
 

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I know where
just down from the atrium buidling !
thats my old work opposite the tower !
 
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