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Al Osaimi Group to invest AED 1 billion on luxury resort, spa & residence on The Palm Jumeirah


Al Osaimi Group, a leading Kuwait-based developer, has announced an investment of AED 1 billion towards the development of two luxurious hotels and an upscale residential complex located on the crescent of The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.



Artistic impression of one of Al Osaimi group developments on The Palm Jumeirah.


The company has appointed Dusit International, one of the world's most prestigious Thai hotel chains, for the management of its first venture in the UAE, which is targeted for completion in 2010. The announcement was made during the signing of the formal agreement between the two companies represented by Abdul Rahman Al Osaimi, Chairman, Al Osaimi Group of Companies and Chanin Donavanik, CEO and Managing Director, Dusit International, in the presence of senior executives from Kuwait, Dubai, and Thailand, in addition to several guests and VIPs from different companies associated with the project.

Spanning approximately 100 million sq. ft. on the crescent of The Palm Jumeirah, the project comprises of a seven-star Luxury Hotel, five-star Family Resort and an upscale Residential complex with a combined total of 180 freehold plush townhouses and lavish penthouses. With a traditional Indian architecture and design, the Luxury Hotel offers 116 guestrooms and suites, whilst the Moroccan-themed Family Resort has 292 rooms and suites. Both hotels will offer distinctive dining experiences, private chalets, themed landscaping, ballroom and state-of-the-art facilities among other amenities. The luxurious development will also include Dusit's renowned Deverana Spa, which will feature treatments exclusive to the hotel, providing guests an authentic and unforgettable Thai experience without leaving the UAE. Visitors can also expect to be pampered with the internationally acclaimed service of Dusit International, which incorporates traditional Thai culture and hospitality for a personalized experience. The elite development will offer unrivalled privileges, and further details will be revealed in the coming months.

'Dubai is a booming real estate and investment market that has witnessed unprecedented growth over the years, and the industry has sustained growth and defied downtrends, which reflects its strength and of Dubai's economy in general. Our foray into Dubai is a strategic move to boost our presence in the GCC, and this project sets the level of upcoming major investments we are set to undertake in this part of the world. By partnering with the world-renowned Dusit International, we manifest our commitment for luxurious and prime property developments and assure our clients the highest standards of comforts and convenience Dusit has been celebrated for across the world,' said Abdul Rahman Al Osaimi, Chairman of Al Osaimi Group.

'With more than 25 years of experience in Kuwait and across the GCC, Al Osaimi Group has established a significant reputation in the market, having delivered major projects distinguished for their excellent design and architecture,' added Al Osaimi.

Since its inception in 1992, the Al Osaimi Group has handled various projects in Kuwait and across the region spanning residential, commercial, retail and hospitality developments. The company's extensive portfolio covers project development, real estate investment, construction, and engineering performed by the Group's flagship company - Oriental Constructions (ORICON). The subsidiary firm, which has spearheaded over 15 projects, is handling the Group's development on The Palm Jumeirah.

'The decision to collaborate with Al Osaimi Group was based on a strong shared ethos, and we have closely collaborated with them from the project's inception with strategic inputs that complement their vision for this development. The excellence of Al Osaimi Group's design and architecture and our unique brand of service will usher a luxurious option into the Middle East market, and we are confident that this new project will be met with huge success,' said Chanin Donavanik, CEO and Managing Director, Dusit International.

'Dusit International has gained more than 50 years of expertise in five-star hotels and resorts, and we pride ourselves in being the best in the industry. Our team has perfected a unique service to clients, which combines lavish amenities and services with unforgettable traditional Thai hospitality and culture. We are very excited about this new development on The Palm Jumeirah, and guests can look forward to an exceptional offering and attention to detail that Dusit International is well-renowned for,' he added

Bangkok-based Dusit International maintains 18 of the world's finest luxury hotels and resorts in Thailand's major destinations such as the renowned Dusit Resort, Pattaya and Dusit Laguna Resort, Phuket. It tapped a highly viable Middle East market when it opened Dusit Dubai in 2001, a purely business-focused hotel located on Sheikh Zayed Road, adding to its previous overseas hotels in the Philippines and Myanmar. The Dusit brand of hotels is part of the Dusit Group which also includes the first-class Royal Princess Hotels & Resorts and D2hotels & resorts, offering alternative choices for the traveler with a service blended with traditional Thai hospitality.
 

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Dusit International to launch region’s largest Thai-inspired ‘Devarana Spa’ on Al Osaimi’s luxury resort

1800 square meter spa on The Palm Jumeirah to offer exotic and lavish treatments under the theme ‘Garden in Heaven’




January 16, 2008

Devarana Spa, the luxurious Thai-inspired spa chain and part of the internationally reputed Dusit International Group, has announced the launch of a 1800 square metre spa at the Al Osaimi Group’s AED 1 billion luxury resort, spa and residence project located on the Crescent of The Palm Jumeirah. The move follows an earlier agreement signed by Dusit International and Al Osaimi Group for the management of the project and the inclusion of the hotel’s world-class spa facility featuring traditional Thai service and hospitality. Designed under the theme ‘Garden in Heaven’, Devarana Spa is set to offer guests with outstanding services through age-old therapies combined with modern knowledge, and with an emphasis on pampering and wellness using established Thai health and beauty practices.

The spa, which comprises of nine private single rooms and two double suites, is set to provide its patrons with a fusion of relaxation technologies derived from Thai and Eastern practices and the more modern Western methods. Offering a tranquil interior, which includes Devarana’s trademark contemporary Thai style such as water features, 14th century Thai arch, canopied couches and handwritten poetry on the wall, the spa has also adopted Middle Eastern influence within its overall concept to cater to a wider range of guests. Remaining faithful to the spa’s natural ambiance and its ‘back-to-basics’ philosophy, all therapies within the centre will be complemented by 100 per cent natural products and trained massage experts.

“In our pursuit towards providing the most luxurious lifestyle to the guests and tenants of our maiden project, we are proud to bring renowned Thai hospitality through the addition of Devarana Spa to the lavish facilities within our luxury resort. With utmost customer satisfaction as our primary goal, we recognise the advantages that this partnership will bring to us, as spa services have become an important criterion for hotel selection for clients in the Middle East. We are confident that the presence of this spa facility will attract more tourists and investors to our luxury resort to enjoy utmost privacy, VIP treatment and most of all luxury pampering in a secluded and peaceful environment,” said Arige Abukishk, Executive Commercial Director - UAE, Al Osaimi Investments.

Further embracing its concept, which luxuriously blends Asian and Arabic cultures, the Devarana Spa has developed new treatments by combining authentic Thai therapies with traditional Arabian treatments such as the traditional hammam. The spa facility also offers its existing international treatments, which have been enhanced with the use of indigenous products. Also available among the wide range of services and amenities are foot reflexology, manicure and pedicure areas, changing areas with heat experience, relaxation lounges, reception and a spa shop. More than 30 spa personnel will be trained at Devarana’s base in Thailand, with trainers visiting Dubai to conduct further training.

”As an internationally renowned brand that has built a strong reputation in the rapidly growing hotel and spa industry, we are looking forward towards bringing in our world-class Devarana Spa brand to the Middle East. Through our partnership with the Al Osaimi Group, we are fully dedicated towards delivering our award winning fusion treatments to high potential customers in the region. Our aim is to establish the Devarana Spa experience as an essential part of every guest’s visit to the resort,” said Sam-Erik Ruttmann, Regional Vice President, Middle East, Dusit International. “We will be adding additional sections and elements, which will further enhance the spa’s Middle Eastern accents, particularly keeping in mind the variety of nationalities that visit Dubai and are seeking an unforgettable relaxation experience.”

With more than 25 years of experience in Kuwait and across the GCC, the Al Osaimi Group has established a significant reputation in the market, having delivered major projects distinguished for their excellent design and architecture. Since its inception, the Group has handled various projects in Kuwait and across the region including residential, commercial, retail and hospitality developments. The company’s extensive portfolio covers project development, real estate investment, construction, and engineering performed by the Group’s flagship company - Oriental Constructions (ORICON). The subsidiary firm, which has spearheaded over 15 projects, is handling the Group’s development on The Palm Jumeirah.
 

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stunning :O
 

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Beautiful...:) What part of the crescent will this be on?
 

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Al Osaimi Group appoints Wilson Associates as interior designers for AED 1.5 billion luxury resort at The Palm Jumeirah

Leading Kuwaiti real estate developer allocates AED 400 million for furniture, fixture and equipment of maiden offering in the UAE

February 03, 2008

Al Osaimi Group, a leading Kuwait-based developer, has announced the appointment of internationally acclaimed interior design firm, Wilson Associates - Singapore, to handle the interior design of its AED 1.5 billion luxury resort, spa and residence project located at the Crescent of The Palm Jumeirah. The developer has allocated a budget of AED 400 million for the furniture, fixture and equipment of its maiden offering in the UAE, which is set to be officially launched in February 2008. The move follows previously announced partnerships with renowned firms to render their expertise in the project, including APCC for contracting and enabling works, PROJACS for project management, and Khatib and Alami for project contracting consultancy services and landscape design.

With initial design work set to commence within the first quarter of 2008, Wilson Associates is set to create a custom interior for the project in line with the Moroccan and Indian-based architectural themes adopted for the five-star family resort and seven-star luxury hotel respectively. The firm has allocated various teams to design and execute the different phases of design from initial concept to project completion. Wilson’s design professionals comprise registered architects, accredited interior designers, renderers, and draftsmen. Wilson Associates is a 23-time winner of the prestigious American Hotel and Motel Association’s “Gold Key Award” for Excellence in hospitality design.
“As the foundation of our inaugural project in the UAE sets new standards in the construction of luxurious hospitality and residential developments, we recognise the importance of our partnerships with the most respected firms in the industry as the driving force behind the impressive pace at which the project has been progressing so far. Wilson Associates has proposed to us an impressive interior design for the resort and hotel facilities, which has truly captured the essence of both Indian and Moroccan cultures while encapsulating the aura of total relaxation and comfort,” said Abdul Rahman Al Osaimi, Chairman of Al Osaimi Group.

Founded in 1975, Wilson Associates has built a strong reputation for its highly specialised interior architectural designs, ranging from award-winning hotels such as the Park Hyatt Dubai to themed resorts and casinos like the Palace of the Lost City, South Africa and the Atlantis in Dubai. At present, the firm has designed and installed more than one million guestrooms in hundreds of hotels worldwide through the expertise of its 350 talented and multi-cultural staff. The firm offers a full range of interior architectural design services, from initial space planning and design to construction documents and construction administration. Utilising the company’s wide range of global resources for its international clientele, Wilson Associates maintains offices in Dallas, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Johannesburg and Shanghai.

“Our broad experience in luxury hospitality design has been responsible for our extensive reach in the international real estate and construction industry. Maintaining significant partnerships with high profile developers such as the Al Osaimi Group has been one of the determining factors of the success we currently enjoy within this highly competitive market. We are confident that our contribution in integrating such thematic and cultural designs to this wonderful development will exceed the expectations of investors and end-users alike. We are very excited to be involved in The Palm Jumeirah project,” concluded Bernard Himel, Managing Director, Wilson Associates - Singapore.

The luxury resort project, which is being built on approximately 100 million square feet of prime land at the crescent of The Palm Jumeirah, comprises a seven-star luxury hotel, a five-star family resort and an upscale residential complex with a total of 180 freehold townhouses and penthouses. Both the hotel and resort will offer luxurious and cutting-edge guestrooms and suites, distinctive dining experiences, private chalets, ballroom and meeting facilities with the latest technological advancements and themed landscaping. In addition, the hotel will also house Dusit’s renowned Deverana Spa, which will offer an authentic Thai-inspired rejuvenation experience exclusive to guests at the hotel.

 

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Al Osaimi unveils Dh1.5b flagship project in Dubai

Published: February 11, 2008, 00:21



Dubai: Kuwaiti developer Al Osaimi Investments and Real Estate launched on Sunday its Dh1.5 billion flagship project on the crescent of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

The Dusit Emirates Saray comprises three projects spanning a total of one million square feet along 11.5 kilometres of the crescent.

The three projects include the Dusit Devarana - a seven-star Indian-themed hotel with 116 rooms spanning 26,000 square feet, the Dusit Thani - a five-star Moroccan-themed resort with 292 rooms spread across 34,000 square feet and The Residence - 178 freehold units including apartments and villas spanning 57,000 square feet. There will also a basement area covering an additional 51,000 square feet. The project is due for completion in the first quarter of 2010.

Nasser Abdul Rahman Osaimi, vice-chairman of Al Osaimi Investments and Real Estate, said: "The launch of 'Dusit Emirates Saray-Palm Jumeirah Hotel Resorts and Residences' marks the dawn of a new age in luxurious property developments, as we set a new level of standard in terms of luxury, uniqueness and quality, which future projects will try to equal."

Spanning one million square feet, the project will be highlighted by The Residence, a 178-unit Arabian-themed development.

Encompassing two-storey townhouses, three-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom penthouses, each unit will boast a spacious terrace, pool, garden and parking so as to offer maximum exclusivity for residential investors. It will also include a water sports facility and four freestanding restaurants.

Saleh Ahmad, general manager of Oriental Constructions, said: "The construction of a project with the magnitude of the Dusit Emirates Saray-Palm Jumeirah Hotel Resorts and Residence development is truly an incredible task - one that requires a tremendous amount of precision and meticulous attention to every aspect of the construction phase."

The sale, which began yesterday evening, will move to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries after three days.

Dusit Thani is a five-star Moroccan-themed family resort, which will feature 292 guest rooms and suites, restaurants and a business centre. The development will have three pools located around the Palm Lagoon, which will comprise 10 free standing chalets and business centres.
 

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this thread needs to be renamed into:
#PROJECT: DUSIT EMIRATES SARAY, 3x?F Hotel

because it consists of the following hotel:
- The Residences
- Dusit Thani
- Dusit Deverana

this is the location:

Source: http://alosaimigroup.ae/dev_dxbproj.html

It will cover a huge site at the PJ Crescent, I think it could even be as big as the Atlantis hotel and definitely as nice as it! :runaway:
 
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