Martin Baerschmidt was the Project Manager on this project while at NORR.

Contractor: Murray and Roberts
Design Architect: NORR (Yahya Yan)
Total GFA: 115,000 m²
Construction Cost: 175 million USD
NORR were commissioned for full services for design and construction of a 43 storey 5 star hotel tower, comprising 300 bedrooms, and 112 serviced apartments and 60 unfurnished apartments. Also comprising ballrooms, offices, gymnasium and health club and a 4 storey food and beverage lobby atrium. Situated on a highly prominent site on Sheikh Zayed Road, the project included 2 basements for kitchen and laundry, a connecting tunnel to 4 levels of underground parking and servicing facilities, and parking structure with a rooftop with exclusive swimming pool, tennis court and landscaping. The hotel was built using reinforced, in-situ concrete and is clad in golden toned, polished granite over its full height. The interior design by Wilson and Associates (Singapore) is contemporary and to the highest 5 star standard.