Novotel-Adagio Hotel

By Rashid Khreiss,

The project is situated at the intersection of two major thoroughfares in Abidjan, specifically in the central area of Marcory. It has been designed by M/S Ghouyoum architectures & designs, developed by M/S NORR Group, and is being executed by M/S Arabian Construction Co. (ACC).

The project encompasses the construction of a 17-floor Novotel hotel, an 11-floor Adagio aparthotel, a shared area between the two hotels, two basement car park levels that cover the entire plot area, as well as a podium comprising a ballroom, swimming pool, landscaping, and external works.

The combined complex of Novotel with 201 rooms and Adagio with 110 apartments is strategically located in the heart of the Marcory district, which is a suburban area within the capital city of Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan. This location offers convenient proximity to the airport, making it an ideal choice for international and regional business travelers in transit.

Novotel hotel boasts 201 rooms, an all-day dining restaurant, state-of-the-art meeting facilities, and a dedicated fitness area.

Adagio aparthotel provides flexible accommodations with around-the-clock staff availability, offering 110 modern apartments equipped with all necessary amenities.

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The Address Sky View

By Subhi Kussad,

The 61-storey Tower One will contain serviced apartments, a spa and the “Sky Collection” – luxury apartments above the Bridge Deck. 56-storey Tower Two will contain a 167 key 5* hotel and serviced apartments.

The towers will be linked by a three-level Sky Bridge at floor 51, offering 360-degree vistas of Downtown Dubai and panoramic views of the Gulf. It includes an open leisure deck with pool; recreational, restaurant and bar facilities; a public viewing deck; a fully glazed cantilevered Skywalk accessed from Tower Two via dedicated panoramic shuttle elevators; and luxury duplex apartment units. Find out how the Sky Bridge was lifted into place.

The towers rise from a three-level mixed-use podium, constituting the hotel entrance and lobby; hotel restaurants; hotel ballroom; recreational facilities; outdoor pools and landscaped leisure areas; serviced apartment entrances and lobbies; and retail components. The development also has a three-level basement car park.The towers will be linked directly to the Dubai Metro and The Dubai Mall via an air-conditioned travelator.

See the ongoing construction of Sky View in our time-lapse video here.

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Etihad Towers

By Subhi Kussad,

This unique and prestigious mixed-use complex is made up of five towers ranging from 54 to 75 floors and covers an area of over 500,000 m².

Tower 1 (75 floors) serves as the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers hotel and serviced apartments, offering 382 rooms and suites, 199 luxurious serviced apartments and an array of beauty, fashion and relaxation amenities.

Towers 2 (60 floors), 4 (60 floors) and 5 (55 floors) are spectacular residential towers, offering 884 apartments and penthouses, ranging from 1-5 bedrooms.

Tower 3 (64 floors) operates as a prestigious office tower with a total area of 56,000 m² .

All apartments, hotel rooms and office spaces have stunning sea views, overlooking the Abu Dhabi coastline.

The towers also offer a luxury boutique shopping mall, an array of restaurants and a supermarket, all located on a three-floor podium.

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Spira

By Subhi Kussad,

It will offer two luxury hotels, premium and luxury retail brands, offices and 13-floors of serviced residences and apartments.

The tower will have a helipad, an observatory deck, an exclusive clubhouse, high-tech and high-speed elevators and boast a panoramic view of the Okhla bird sanctuary.

Other highlights include indoor swimming pools, a children’s play area, a business lounge, rooftop gardens, a gymnasium, a professional sound studio and a cigar lounge and library.

The Supernova Development is a pioneering LEED platinum certified, mixed-use development featuring five towers rising from the banks of the Yamuna river. All five towers interface with a spectacular podium level space that features verdant gardens and attractive platforms.

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Fountain Views

By Subhi Kussad,

It consists of three high-rise towers: one 59-storey tower consisting of 283 serviced apartments, another 59-storey tower with 290 residential apartments and one 65-storey hotel tower comprising of a 5* hotel and retail areas.

It features a unique scalloped west façade with a subtle, alternating pattern in the placement of its double-glazed floor-to-ceiling windows and adjacent balconies. This both maximizes views and creates a dynamic woven texture, like a fabric of glass. Corner units have 270-degree views with northeast and southwest balconies; the top six levels contain unique penthouse units with rooftop terraces.

Facilities include a fully equipped health club, a rooftop recreation deck complete with landscaped amenities and water features, swimming pools and play zone.

A premium retail and entertainment experience is directly accessible through the podium of the towers, forming part of the prestigious Dubai Mall via a bridge link connection.

The project is aiming for LEED Silver rating.

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Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi

By Subhi Kussad,

This landmark development includes 189 spacious guest rooms and suites, 131 serviced residences, an array of signature restaurants, Sense – a Rosewood Spa, superb shopping and stunning views of the surrounding water and city.

The inspiration for the Handel Architects-designed tower, comes from the glistening Arabian Gulf and the vast desert that surrounds Abu Dhabi city. The 34-storey tower is a dramatic modern structure covered with reflective glass which was chosen for its daytime shimmer and its nighttime luminescence. The curvilinear architecture of the 470-foot-tall building is designed to suggest movement in this vibrant city, and the inspiration for the interiors of the hotel comes from the meeting of land and sea, desert and sky.

Rosewood is a Gold LEED certified building.

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Capital Plaza

By Subhi Kussad,

The development includes a 250-guestroom five star Sofitel hotel tower, a 25,000m² office building, 220 luxury apartments including 21 sky villas and six rooftop villa type apartments located in three towers, with retail facilities and a four storied underground carpark.

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The Emirates Palace Hotel

By Subhi Kussad,

Located on the Abu Dhabi Corniche on a 1 mile stretch of private beach, its palatial, yet traditional arabic architecture and sheer scale have made it one of the most iconic buildings in the UAE.

It has 394 ornate hotel rooms and luxury suites which are decorated with gold and marble, 114 domes and over 1000 chandeliers.

Facilities include 14 restaurants, 2 swimming pools, a private marina and 85 hectares of landscaped gardens.

ACC was awarded the structures and finishes packages for the two winged, 400 room hotel and related covered parking and ramps. The structure works met a very tight schedule of fourteen months as it played a vital role for subsequent specialized contractors to commence their works. Our success on these packages translated into further awards to construct the Grand Arch, ancillary buildings, boundary wall, stone paving and landscaping works.

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Amman Rotana

By Subhi Kussad,

With a 24m podium height, the Amman Rotana Hotel is 188 meters tall, making it the tallest building in Jordan.

The hotel has 7 basements and 50 floors above the ground floor lobby, with a total built-up area of 66,800 m².

Excluding the gym, spa and restaurants, the total number of rooms is 425, varying from single and double rooms to studios and suites. There is parking for 180 cars, all located inside the basement floors.

A pool deck is located on the 7th floor above an elegant structure called The Lantern, representing a distinguished architectural feature for the building.

The tight completion schedule led ACC to find construction solutions by using the self climbing slip forms for the central core as well as for the platform slabs, and to adopt the 6 day construction sequence between floors.

Special care had to be observed for the wind effect, due to the the complex curtain wall cladding (elliptical in 2 dimensions, both horizontal and vertical).

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Jabal Omar Development

By Subhi Kussad,

It will provide hotel accommodation, commercial/retail spaces, car parking spaces, public spaces and public amenities to support religious, social and commercial activities to Hajj and Umrah pilgrims during Hajj and Ramadan seasons and other visitors all year round.

The project is located over the Jabal Omar mountain, to the west of the Grand-Haram and covers an area of 230,000m² . It includes two building platforms, four hotel towers, a central commercial market and other related facilities.

Since the conception of the project, the Jabal Omar Development Company has been keen to ensure that it properly reflects the genuine character of the place and the extensive services required. The project owners have strived hard to adhere to the highest standards of quality and excellence in both planning and design, taking into consideration the full range of environmental requisites and eco-friendly engineering standards.

The project received accolades for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

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