Leisure & Tourism Project of the Year: Waldorf Astoria hotel in Ras al-Khaimah

22 June 2016

Set in a beach-front location within easy reach of Dubai, the landmark resort is ideal for leisure getaways

Entrant: Al-Hamra Real Estate Development (AHRED)

Project owner: AHRED

EPC contractor: Al-Hamra Construction Company

Consultants: Home of Architecture and HBA

Architects: Home of Architecture and HBA

Project management: Aecom and AHRED in-house projects department

Financier: Goldman Sachs

Inspired by the palaces of the Arabian peninsula, the Waldorf Astoria Ras al-Khaimah defines luxury, grandeur and unrivalled service. It is located within Al-Hamra Village, the most prestigious and awarded residential community in the northern emirates. Surrounded by desert, mountains and sea, the hotel is just 50 minutes from Dubai and promises guests both adventure and relaxation.

The multi-award-winning resort offers palatial rooms with views over the Arabian sea, stylish dining and an 18-hole championship golf course. Facilities include the signature lounge Peacock Alley with its grand lobby clock that honours the five daily prayers, entertainment venues, conference and event spaces, a spa and a private white-sand beach. There are 346 guest rooms and suites, with a private concierge service available.

“To be recognised once again for yet another of our high-profile projects is testimony to Al-Hamra’s [ability] to design and deliver innovative projects,” says Barry Ebrahimy of Al-Hamra Real Estate Development. “It clearly demonstrates our commitment to developing world-class destinations that continually raise the bar in terms of design, function and commercial appeal across the industry.

“To win this accolade is not only a huge honour but also reaffirms our position as a developer that delivers against the most stringent criteria, at a regional level but also on the international stage.”

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