Man-made beach and rainforest to form part of Dubai hotel

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Work has begun on a $300 million residential and hotel complex in Dubai which features a manmade beach and rainforest.

Lead architect is ZAS Group along with local consultants Kieferle & Partners, and will stand in Tecom. It is to be the first Middle East property of a new luxury hotels brand called Rosemont, operated by Hilton Worldwide. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2018.

The Rosemont Hotel & Residences is being developed on around 13,000m2 of land and will comprise two 47-storey towers, of which one will be a hotel and the other serviced apartments.

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The project will have 450 hotel rooms, plus a rooftop lobby and swimming pool. The second tower will have 280 serviced apartments with a rooftop lobby and swimming pool. There will also be a health club, dining area, business centre and VIP lounge.

According to the plans, a five-storey podium is to be constructed between the towers, linking the two and featuring an artificial beach and a manmade, rainforest-style landscape garden next to it.

ZAS Group stated: “The architecture of the building will represent today, in a city where smart and chic structures have contributed greatly to the destination.

“The intention of creating an active frontage on Sheikh Zayed Road side is achieved by a common podium proportioning the towers over as a pedestal, as modernism dominates the design.”

Civil Engineering and Contracting is the main contractor on the towers.

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