Kempinski MoE fit-out works to complete in March

Interior fit-out works being conducted at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates will complete in March 2016, according to appointed contractor ISG Middle East

Fit-out works currently taking place at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, UAE are due to complete by Q2 2016.
Fit-out works currently taking place at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, UAE are due to complete by Q2 2016.

The interior fit-out works currently taking place at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, UAE will complete before the end of this quarter.

ISG Middle East, the firm enlisted by the hotel’s owner Majid Al Futtaim to conduct exterior and interior refurbishment works, told Construction Week that the fit-out package is now in its final stages.

The contractor was initially brought on board to complete exterior refurbishment works at the Sheikh Zayed Road hotel. Soon after, ISG Middle East was awarded the contract for interior fit-out works at the same premises.

Commenting on the project’s history, Alan McCready, managing director of ISG Middle East, said: “The contract relating to [Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates’] external façade was secured at the end of 2013. We started work in spring 2014, and the interior refurbishment contract was awarded to us in April of that year.”

ISG Middle East completed the hotel’s original interiors package on schedule in October 2015. Owing to an increase in the scope of activities at the building’s ski chalets and pool cabanas, work is ongoing and is expected to finish by the end of March 2016.

Both the interior and exterior fit-out packages at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates were designed to cause minimum impact to guests. Approximately 95% of ISG Middle East’s exterior activities, for example, were conducted via rope access to eliminate the need for scaffolding.

The hotel has remained operational throughout both fit-out packages. McCready has stated that the success of fit-out activities at the development will stand ISG Middle East in good stead when bidding on future hospitality contracts.

“There isn’t really an equivalent example anywhere else in the market,” he explained. “In a short space of time, we’ve developed the strongest in-house refurbishment team in the region.

“This is a major advantage when pitching to other clients’ they know that we can deliver,” McCready concluded.

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