R Hotels’ new resort and spa at Palm Jumeirah ... earthy colours.

R Hotels’ new resort and spa at Palm Jumeirah ... earthy colours.

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September 2016

Fourzone to fit-out Palm resort

R Hotels, the hospitality management division of the Ajman-based R Holding, has named Fourzone Middle East as its interior fit-out contractor for its new four-star resort and spa at The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE.

The 253-key property, which will be the first holistic health and wellness resort in the region, is expected to open doors in April 2017.

The fit-out deal was signed by Samir Arora, the property’s pre-opening general manager, and Ajish Nambiar, Fourzone Middle East’s marketing director. 

Fourzone Middle East is tasked to provide the complete interior fit-out solutions for the project – from production and sourcing of furniture and soft furnishings, and carrying out finishing works.

In line with its concept, the general look and feel of the hotel will be organic, using design elements like wood and utilising earth colours in the interior and furnishings. It will offer room and suite options, plus Executive and Presidential Suites on the sixth and seventh floor, and an Executive Lounge on the seventh floor.

With its focus on wellbeing, the property will feature a restaurant with a healthy menu; gym and tennis court; an area dedicated for fitness classes; swimming pool and private beach facilities; and separate spas for men and women with hammam, sauna, steam bath and treatment rooms.

“R Hotels’ new property in Palm Jumeirah is the group’s sixth, and biggest project to date,” says Arora. “The fit-out is crucial as it will set the overall character of the property, to convey the holistic wellness concept. We are confident that Fourzone Middle East can deliver the job efficiently.”



Park View ... for completion by the end of next year.

Park View ... for completion by the end of next year.

Park View at Saadiyat gets go-ahead

Bloom Properties, a Bloom Holding subsidiary dedicated to developing sustainable and integrated urban communities, has awarded the main works contract of its Park View mixed-use development on Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi, UAE, to Tharwaa/Al Mansouri 3B joint venture.

Park View will comprise two buildings – one residential and the other hotel apartments. The residential component will include a total of 207 units ranging from studios to two-bedroom apartments. The hospitality component will consist of 217 furnished and serviced hotel apartments featuring studios, one- and two-bedroom executive apartments. The development will also comprise a wide range of commercial and leisure amenities including retail outlets, restaurants, Abu Dhabi’s first sky pool 30 m above the ground and a state-of-the art gym.

Sameh Muhtadi, CEO, Bloom Holding, comments: “With the commencement of the main contracting works, we seek to fulfil our commitment in delivering the project on schedule and to the highest construction standards.”

Adnan Abuzanat, president, Tharwaa/Al Mansouri 3B joint venture, says: “We are honoured to be awarded this contract by Bloom Properties. This is a very exciting project and we will justify the confidence and trust placed in us by Bloom Properties by deploying the best construction technologies and processes to ensure the efficient and timely completion of the project.”

With enabling works for Park View in the final stages of completion, site mobilisation has also commenced. Main works on the project are set for completion by Q4 2017.



Emicool wins Akoya by Damac contract

Emirates District Cooling (Emicool), a leading district cooling service provider in the region,  has been awarded a multi-million 25-year concession contract to provide a full-fledged district cooling service system for Akoya by Damac project in Dubai, UAE.

The contract covers the chilled water system for all residential buildings within the Akoya development.

Emicool, a joint venture of Dubai Investments and Union Properties, will deliver 15,340 tonnes of refrigeration (TR) chilled water from its plant at Hessah Street to the Akoya site through pipes, valve chambers and heat exchangers stations.

The new contract will cater to more than 2,500 customers once the project is complete.

Apart from providing chilled water, Emicool will also supply the British Thermal Unit (BTU) meters to the Akoya buildings to monitor and measure the energy usage and carry out billing services once the buildings are occupied.

Emicool has awarded a Dh50 million ($13.6 million) engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to Al Nasr Contracting to design and build the pipeline network and valve chambers for the project. 

The Akoya contract will provide a major push to Emicool’s planned capacity expansion to over 500,000 TR by 2020. Emicool’s plans in the coming years include expansion into Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

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