Majid Al Futtaim, a leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, celebrated the topping out milestone for the new Aloft City Centre Deira, Dubai. Announced in collaboration with Marriott International, the hotel development broke ground in June 2016 and has now completed the installation of the final concrete pour for the project.
The Aloft City Centre Deira, Dubai, offers tourists and the local community access to an all-star line-up of hotels surrounding the iconic City Centre Deira. The hotel development marks the 13th addition to the Majid Al Futtaim – Hotels portfolio and is the sixth hotel development in Deira.
Set to open in Q1 2018, the hotel spans an 28,800 square meters and features 304 spacious guest rooms, including 29 suites. It also offers direct connectivity to the shopping mall. Guestrooms on Level 5 of the hotel, comprising four suite rooms, 25 standard rooms and associated public circulation areas, will immerse guests in a ‘world cinema’ and experiential journey.
Room for comfort
“We look forward to opening the doors of an all new urban lifestyle experience- and technology-driven vision to both engage and enthrall our guests, with our partners Marriott International. It has been an exciting 15 months since we broke ground,” says Jalil Mekouar, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim – Hotels.
Laing O’Rourke Middle East (Holdings) Ltd., a leading international construction company was awarded the project contract. The project was developed using pre-fabrication techniques with approximately 40 per cent MEP units installed on-site.
Development teams have successfully completed 100 per cent installation of more than 300 bathroom pods. With topping out now complete, wall cladding work is well underway and will soon be followed by fitting out and finishing work to ensure expedite construction for launch in Q1 2018.
Hotel project design and construction continue to meet LEED Gold requirements in line with Majid Al Futtaim’s sustainability standards.
Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International, adds: “While we continue to work closely with the Majid Al Futtaim team on the project, we are also focusing on bringing on the right talent to ensure the service levels and overall guest experience are in line with Aloft standards.”
The Aloft City Centre Deira, Dubai, marks the fourth hotel partnership between Majid Al Futtaim and Marriott International, which already includes Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates, Le Meridien City Centre Bahrain, and Westin City Centre Bahrain.