PHILADELPHIA and DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), delivering the infrastructure of change, announced today it has been awarded a contract by RAK Properties PJSC to provide project management services for the 5-star Anantara Resort Hotel at Mina Al Arab in the Ras Al Khaimah Emirate. The project is tailored to guests desiring overwater luxury in an eco-sanctuary setting and is scheduled for completion in late 2022.
Offering stunning views of the ocean and adjacent tidal wetlands, the 71,000 SM, 174-key resort is located on the edge of the Eco Reserve, and takes full advantage of this setting. Features of the hotel include custom guest rooms, suites, water villas, and a presidential suite, as well as multiple food and beverage options, high-end public areas, spa and fitness center, and finely landscaped grounds and outdoor facilities. Hill will provide project management services in support of the hotel.
Abdo Kardous, Hill International’s Regional President for the Middle East, explained, “Destination projects such as the Anantara Resort are a specialty of Hill’s throughout the Emirates and the Middle East. Our team will bring the best practices from our resort experience to manage the construction of RAK Properties’ latest destination successfully.”
“The return of tourism is certainly a leading indicator that the economic recovery is underway,” says Hill Chief Executive Officer Raouf S. Ghali. “Hill is seeing such forward-thinking clients as RAK revive or launch high-end resort construction through the region, and the Anantara embodies exactly the type of luxury facilities today’s guests expect.”
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Hill International, with more than 2,700 professionals in 69 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, facilities management, and other consulting services to clients in a variety of market sectors. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as one of the largest construction management firms in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com.
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