CW Awards: Yas Waterwolrd wins Hospitality project
Judges admit uniqueness of subprojects sealed award
Yas Waterworld, in Abu Dhabi, was named Hospitality Project of the Year at last night's Construction Week Awards.
Built and entered by ALEC, the judges said that while all participants in the category had outstanding projects, the uniqueness of Yas Waterworld's many subprojects allowed ALEC to distinguish itself and stand out from the rest.
Tony Hanna, ALEC, contracts manager, collected the award on behalf of the company. He said: "It’s amazing to win the award. The Waterworld is a unique type of project in the UAE, and it has brought a lot to Abu Dhabi and the Yas Island. The Yas Island is really becoming a destination, you can see that from the number of people that visit at the weekend and the holidays, and this project is part of that, it has been a really successful project.
Highly commended in the category was the work of Al Shafar General Contracting on the detailed and complex Waldorf Astoria Hotel, a $272m (AED1bn) resort. They noted that it is an impressive resort that will set new standards on the Palm Jumeirah.
CEO of COINS Middle East, Nigel Cope, the stakeholder sponsor of the event, made the award presentation.
Oberoi Centre Development- Faithful + Gould Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium - BAM International, also made the final shortlist in the category.
The Construction Week Awards are an annual series of events that recognise and reward the best the GCC construction industry has to offer. This year's event was supported by presenting sponsor DU, and platinum sponsors SAP and FAMCO.
The next edition takes place in March, in Oman, and is open for entries now.