SKAI’s Dubai suites and apartments development to carry Viceroy branding

George Sell By George Sell
24 April 2015 | Updated 27 April 2015

UAE: SKAI will upgrade its upper upscale property in Dubai's Jumeirah Village Circle to a five-star luxury property and rebrand it Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village.

SKAI, which launched the four-star Suites in the SKAI in May last year, will upgrade the AED1.28bn ($348.4m) tower, putting it on track to become the first five-star property in a five-kilometre radius. The signing of Viceroy Hotel Group marks the operator's second venture with SKAI alongside sister property, Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah. SKAI says the upgrade to a five star hotel comes at no additional cost to buyers and will add significant value to stakeholders.

Construction on the 60-storey tower is already underway with the hotel scheduled for operation in 2018. Its distinctive star wing design was also recently trademarked in eight categories. Conceptualised in-house by architect Nabil Akiki, the design allows for each room and apartment to incorporate a landscaped garden.

Bill Walshe, CEO of Viceroy Hotel Group said: "It is a great privilege to be collaborating with SKAI Holdings for a second project following our partnership for Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah. Dubai's dynamic tourism market is continuing to thrive and this opening reaffirms our commitment to significantly growing our presence within the region. We look forward to working closely with SKAI Holdings to bring another exceptional and inspiring hotel to the city."
 
"We are delighted to partner with Viceroy Hotel Group on our second project. The operator's philosophy of creating lifestyle experiences with intuitive services complements SKAI's values. The compelling architecture deserves an inspiring brand to bring our vision to life and Viceroy was the obvious choice," said Kabir Mulchandani, group CEO of SKAI.

SKAI's Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village will feature 247-hotel rooms and suites as well as 221 one-and-two bedroom apartments and 33 four-bedroom apartments with private pools.

www.ViceroyHotelGroup.com
www.skaiholdings.com

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