Dubai developer SKAI Holdings on Wednesday announced it has completed just over 30 percent of the construction of its $1 billion Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah development, in time for 2016 opening.

China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East) (L.L.C) (CSCEC ME), the project’s main contractor and a key investor, has now begun structural works on level 14 of the 16-storey building. Work has also commenced on the fit out and mechanical electrical and plumbing (MEP) works.

Yu Tao president and CEO of CSCEC ME said: “This is a landmark project for the China State team in the Middle East. With almost a third of the construction completed on Viceroy Palm Jumeirah we are on schedule to open to guests in 2016.”

Viceroy Palm Jumeirah will include 479 spacious rooms and suites, with 222 signature Viceroy Residences. The beachside property will host ten restaurants, as well as a gourmet market and bakery. In addition, the hotel will also have a spa, indoor fitness facilities and three outdoor swimming pools… see more

source: arabianbusiness