Kleindienst Group confirms Phase One of Heart of Europe to be completed by Q4 2020

Developer says that Portofino Hotel will be amongst the attractions opening later this year

Kleindienst Group, the UAE-based European property developer, has said that work is in full swing on its $5 billion master-planned leisure tourism island destination, The Heart of Europe. Phase One of the project includes the Portofino Hotel, which is an authentic Italian retreat in Dubai, and is set for completion by the fourth quarter of 2020.

The Heart of Europe is a cluster of seven man-made islands in the Arabian Gulf and is part of The World, a cluster of 300 islands that make up a miniature version of the world, just 4km offshore from Dubai’s coast, off Jumeriah 1 beach.

The developer said that it has speeded up construction activities on site to hand over the luxury project on time. There are more than 1,200 workers, technicians, engineers and environmental experts working full-time in a healthy and safe environment, Kleindienst said in a statement.

Once delivered, The Heart of Europe project will create a distinct experiential touristic attraction for local, regional and international visitors, who will discover an upgraded leisure and hospitality experience from Europe and the Maldives in Dubai, the statement said.

At the Portofino Hotel, visitors will be greeted in Italian language, offered fresh Italian food – with an arrival experience aligned on the original coastal city and its residential harbor – to offer a complete Italian experience. Each hotel suite has been designed for families where kids have separate sleeping areas, said the developer.

It is the first five-star family-only hotel and resort in the region dedicated to family (enjoy time together and also relax in their own space and privacy) and with traditional Italian design and contemporary Mediterranean architecture.

All hotel suites have been designed with en-suite viewing decks and panoramic sea views, it added.

The hotel will also deploy specially trained staff to take care of children so that the parents could have their own free time to enjoy the attractions across the hotel such as swimming, snorkelling, diving and in other water sports.

Furthermore, the developer said that the Portofino Hotel will deploy technologies that offer visitors a ‘touchless’ experience to guests – keyless or card-less entry to the room – through a mobile phone app that opens the doors to the suites, controls the television, preferred music channels, room temperature and shades, and the booking of customised services in the entire destination.


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