Viceroy Dubai in JVC set for 2018 opening
The tower was also awarded the 'Tall Buildings' prize at last year's Architectural Review MIPIM Future Projects Awards ceremony in Cannes, France
The Viceroy Dubai in Jumeirah Village Circle, which was hit by a fire last year, is said to be scheduled for a 2018 opening, China State Construction Engineering Corporation's Middle East (CSCECME) chairman reportedly said.
Work on the 60-storey tower was pushed back due to a fire that broke out in August 2016.
Construction Week Online reports, Yu Tao, chairman of CSCECME, gave an update, saying: “It's probably the later part of the year, but we will target by the summertime.
"This would be extremely challenging, but still we are trying our best."
The tower was previously reported to be on track to open in late 2017, with SKAI having registered the building design as a trade mark in 186 countries with plans to replicate similar structures in other major gateway cities around the world.
The property will have 247 hotel rooms and suites, as well as 221 one- and two-bed apartments and 33 four-bed apartments with private pools.
The construction of the hotel had been held back from progressing vertically because of safety tests being implemented by CSCECME in coordination with the developer Skai Holding.
CSCECME and Skai Holdings have already received the building completion certificate for the 20-storey Palm Viceroy hotel at Palm Jumeirah, which is scheduled to open next month.
It will feature ‘breathable architecture’ and a vertical microclimate design containing over 500.000 square feet of flora. Green balcony-gardens and 271 sky-high swimming pools and floor-to-ceiling windows complete the design.
The tower was also awarded the ‘Tall Buildings’ prize at this year’s Architectural Review MIPIM Future Projects Awards ceremony in Cannes, France.