wasl launches hospitality facilities project near Expo site
wasl Asset Management Group has announced the development of accommodation facilities for hospitality staff near the Expo 2020 site in Dubai’s Warsan area
wasl Asset Management Group has announced the development of accommodation facilities for hospitality staff near the Expo 2020 site in Dubai’s Warsan area.
The Warsan project will include 26 buildings in a resort-style lay out, providing hospitality employees with 3,866 residential units spread over a built-up area of 241,547m2
The units will be distributed between 3,380 shared rooms, 360 studio units and 126 one-bedroom units – all placing hospitality staff within reach of the many new hotels being developed to meet the demands of Expo 2020.
Hesham Al Qassim, CEO of wasl Asset Management Group, said: “We have launched our Warsan project within the wider context of Expo 2020, which is fast approaching, and to fulfil our leadership’s vision of making Dubai the best city for living, working and visiting. Dubai is preparing itself to receive an estimated 25 million unique visitors by rejuvenating the city’s fabric and enhancing its hospitality offering, but we at wasl are also striving to cater to hotel staff by providing them with ample accommodation.
“This is of vital importance for the success of Expo 2020, and we are pleased to be addressing this segment of the market.”
The project will cover 14,864m2 of space and will feature numerous recreational facilities including green lawns, swimming pools, a health club, and sports stadiums where hotel staff can play handball and basketball.
Infrastructure works are in progress and the project is due for completion in October 2020, when it will contribute significantly to providing ample accommodation during Expo 2020, according to a statement.
The announcement follows wasl’s launch of three mega hotel projects earlier this year – MGM, Mandarin Oriental and Hyatt Centric. The MGM project will bring the MGM Grand and Bellagio hotels to Dubai alongside residential elements providing 1,000 rooms and hotel apartments and 10 private villas.
The luxury Mandarin Oriental will include 257 guestrooms, suites and serviced apartments with outstanding views over Downtown Dubai, and Hyatt Centric will bring 217 rooms and 116 serviced apartments to The Palm Jumeirah.
The projects form part of the company’s strategy to strengthen its hospitality portfolio and stimulate the tourism sector by reinforcing Dubai’s position as a unique and world-leading hospitality, leisure and entertainment destination.