Dubai-based real estate firm SKAI Holdings is developing a new $326.9m four-star hotel, Suites in the Skai, at Jumeirah Village Circle in Dubai.
The 60-storey tower, which is to be built near the Dubai’s new Al Maktoum International Airport, will feature contemporary hotel rooms, hotel-apartments, food and beverage outlets, meeting rooms and spa and retail space.
The project’s main contractor is China State Construction Engineering, while Atkins is the lead consultant and architect.
The building’s interior is being designed by Tokyo-based Nao Taniyama and landscaping is being undertaken by Australia’s TOPO Design Studio.
Suites in the SKAI will house a total of 234 hotel rooms, 234 one and two-bedroom apartments and 33 penthouses. In addition, the building will have 271 sky-high swimming pools.
The 117 one-bedroom apartments will comprise an outdoor sky garden and Jacuzzi, while the 117 two-bedroom apartments will have an 18ft² sky swimming pool and floor-to-ceiling windows with cascading water.
Other amenities include paddle tennis, a gymnasium, fitness centre with outdoor yoga terrace, sauna and steam room, boutique spa, 17,000ft² of retail space, a five-level podium car park, meeting facilities, kids club and a putting green.
SKAI Holdings Limited Group CEO Kabir Mulchandani said: "Suites in the SKAI will cater to the growing number of business and leisure tourists that are looking for value for money as well as comfort and convenience in a luxurious setting.
"SKAI Holdings ‘ strategy is to build high-quality hotels in several key locations in Dubai that will cater to the growing demand for tourism in the emirate."
Construction work on project will begin in September and is scheduled to be complete by 2017.