HLG secures US$515 million Habtoor Palace contract

– Construction giant will built largest integrated hotel complex in the Middle East

– Completion due H2 2016

– Two towers will feature 1600 hotel rooms

Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to build the largest integrates hotel complex in the region.

HLG, which is also working on Dubai Pearl has completed developments such as Emerald Palace, Saadiyat Link, Madinat Jumeirah and Burj al Arab, will build the new development on the plot of the soon to be demolished Metropolitan Hotel; Dubai’s oldest hotel.

“We have successfully completed a number of projects for the Al Habtoor Group in the past – including the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa and Metropolitan Palace Hotel – and have always maintained a good working relationship with them,” said CEO and MD Laurie Voyer.

The newly awarded contract for US$515 million is part of the US$1.33 billion Habtoor Palace hotels development in Dubai.

The hotel will comprise a five-level podium, one 36-storey tower and one 25-storey tower within a total GFA of 350,000 square metres.

Design commenced in January and completion is scheduled for H2 2016.

“We look forward to working with them again to create a development that will be a landmark for not only Dubai, but the entire Middle East. Our team has spent the better part of six months working with the team from the Al Habtoor Group to finalise the contract for this prestigious project,” Voyer added.

Voyer also said HLG is “continuing our push into new geographies”, naming Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait.

L-R: HLG’s Martyn Wilde, Riad T. Sadik, Khalaf Al Habtoor, Yusef Shalabi, Rob Johnstone,

The landmark development will include:

• 1600 hotel rooms, spread between three hotels (lifestyle, luxury and main)
• An iconic Las Vegas-style ‘aqua’ theatre
• A French provincial-inspired garden
• Food and beverage venues


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