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Kone wins Dubai hotel apartments contract


Kone Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won the order to supply 23 elevators for the WOW Hotel and Hotel Apartments in Dubai, UAE.

Situated in Dubai’s Business Bay, a fast developing hub of the city’s residential and commercial development, the tower consists of 76 floors and reaches the height of 323 m.

The development, being designed by Aedas Architects for WOW Investment, is expected to be completed by 2020.

As per the deal, Kone will be equipping the development with 16 MiniSpace elevators and seven MonoSpace elevators. Additionally, the company will deliver two loading bay area elevators and three disabled access platform elevators.

On the win, Pierre Liautaud, the executive vice president for Kone South Europe, Middle East and Africa said: "The supply of hotel rooms and hotel apartments in Dubai is expected to reach 134,000 by the end of 2018. We’re excited to be part of the city’s growing hospitality sector and look forward to providing premium travel experience with our equipment to the people visiting and working at the development."
The order was booked in the third quarter of 2017.

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