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Site visit: Wyndham Garden, Ajman

by Jumana Abdel-Razzaq on Jul 29, 2017

The project is expected to be completed by August.
The project is expected to be completed by August.

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For many tourists, Dubai is often the first place that comes to mind when planning a UAE getaway, and understandably so – with sprawling beaches, massive waterparks, and a range of five-star resorts, the city has a vast array of tourism-oriented attractions.

Of late, however, Ajman has been emerging as an increasingly attractive leisure destination. Its hospitality market is booming, with a host of upper mid-scale hotels and resorts springing up along the emirate’s rapidly changing waterfront.

UAE-based hospitality company, R Hotels, has seen the benefits of investing in Ajman over the last couple of years, with two of its Ramada hotel branches already in operation in the emirate.

The outfit is now building the first Wyndham Garden hotel in the UAE. Located on the Ajman corniche, it is one of a a number of resort projects that are currently under construction along the emirate’s coastline.

“This development is one of the newest brands from Wyndham Hotel Group, and it will be the first Wyndham Garden in the UAE,” says Iftikhar Hamdani, cluster general manager of Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman.

The 17-floor Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche is a four-star hotel that will feature 179 guest rooms, including 138 standard rooms and 41 suites. Set to open in October 2017, the hotel’s construction is currently in full swing, with structural works fully completed, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) works more than 40% complete.

With a $54.5m (AED200.2m) real estate value, construction on the hospitality project officially began on 6 January, 2016, and is expected to be completed this August.

“Air-conditioning set-up is also 40% complete, and lift installation is now in progress,” says Asrar Masoodi, R Hotels’ cluster chief engineer for the project.

Electrical connections were established in July, and façade and aluminium works will be finalised by August. Alhamad Building Construction is the project’s main contractor.

Six subcontractors are currently working on the hotel. These include Kitchen Solutions for kitchen equipment; Aluglass Tech for aluminium works; Wood Tech for interior design; ABL for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC); and NAFFCO for fire-fighting solutions.

Sustainability is also a key facet of the new Wyndham Garden hotel, which will include energy-efficiency features, such as solar water heating.