Work starts on world’s largest ’25hours’ hotel in Dubai

By Sheena Amos

434-room property is located in DWTC’s One Central

DUBAI 2 February 2018: ASGC, one of the leading construction groups in the UAE, has been appointed as the main contractor of the newly-announced 25hours One Central hotel from AccorHotels, which upon completion will be the largest 25hours Hotel property worldwide and the group’s first in the Middle East.

Located in Dubai World Trade Centre’s One Central development and expected to open by 2020, the new property will include approximately 434 rooms over nine floors, plus one ground level and four basement levels.

Ground has already been broken on the site with ASGC planning to deploy its technology-driven strategy on the 25hours One Central project, using cutting-edge solutions such as drones with high-definition closed-circuit television and 360° video-capturing systems, to monitor progress at the site.

Bishoy Azmy, CEO of ASGC, said: “It is a privilege to work on such an iconic hospitality project, one that will become the largest in the 25hours Hotel global portfolio. In matching to the vision of AccorHotels and DWTC, we will be leveraging the very best techniques, technologies and talent to ensure smooth project completion and deliver to the impeccable standards that we are all committed to.”

25hours Hotels is a celebration of individuality, with each hotel tailor-made for urban, cosmopolitan and culturally aware guests. With an emphasis on social dining concepts, adventure and cutting-edge design, each 25hours Hotel has been shaped into a vibrant community hub.

With a strong portfolio of prestigious properties behind it, ASGC is known for delivering turn key projects in the UAE since 1989, including recent landmarks such as City Walk, Etihad Museum and the Waldorf Astoria – Palm Jumeirah, amongst many others. In addition to undertaking large-scale construction projects, ASGC offers related construction products and services, including mechanical, electrical & plumbing services, steel structure, ready-mix concrete and pre-cast products, as well as interior fit-outs through a number of subsidiaries.