The Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah ... under construction.

The Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah ... under construction.

Viceroy takes shape

December 2014

A $1-billion project on The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai is one of the latest projects secured by China State Construction

CHINA State Construction Engineering Corporation-Middle East (CSCEC ME), the main contractor and a key investor in the Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah development, has completed 30 per cent of the construction work on the $1-billion project at The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE.

The project is being spearheaded by Skai Holdings, a Dubai-based real estate investment company, which indicates that the development is on track to open as planned in 2016.

CSCEC ME has now begun structural works on Level 14 of the 16-storey building. Work has also commenced on the fit-out and mechanical electrical and plumbing (MEP) works.

Yu Tao, president and CEO of CSCEC ME, comments: “This is a landmark project for the China State team in the Middle East. With almost a third of the construction completed on Viceroy Palm Jumeirah, we are on schedule to open to guests in 2016.”

He adds: “Dubai’s tourism and hospitality sector continues to perform well, and with a clear vision and dynamic strategy led by the government and fully supported by the private sector, we expect continued and sustainable growth over the mid and long term.”

An artist’s impression of the project.

An artist’s impression of the project.

On his part, Nabil Akiki, CEO of Skai Holdings says: “Completing 30 per cent of the Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah marks a milestone for us and our partners, and further demonstrates our pledge to complete the project on time and to the highest standards. We have worked very closely with CSCEC and with our operators Viceroy to create a hotel and residence that is both luxurious in its feel and practical in its concept.”

Once complete, the luxury residential and hospitality project will offer its guests 477 spacious rooms and suites and 222 signature Viceroy Residences with breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea and Dubai’s dramatic skylines.

The property’s attractive location, situated at the base of Palm Jumeirah, is just 15 minutes from the city’s downtown centre and minutes away from major tourist and business attractions such as the Dubai Marina and Dubai Media City as well as the newly opened Dubai Tram.

Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah will feature services and amenities created especially for the mix of business and leisure guests expected to frequent the hotel and residences, combining business services and amenities with a true resort experience. The hotel will be home to numerous spectacular dining venues hosted by world-class chefs and a modern spa. A beach club and a 100-m-long pool will also be complemented by children’s clubs, entertainment and sporting activities.

Established in 2007, China Construction is China’s largest construction and real estate conglomerate and biggest building work contractor. The company has gained recognition for undertaking super high-rise, grand scale, cutting-edge and novel projects and has built up a great number of landmark projects in China and around the world.

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