Red Sea Development Company awards contract for management hotel
Hotel to provide accommodation for staff and third parties visiting the site
Saudi Amana Contracting, a subsidiary of UAE-based Amana Contracting Group has signed a contract with The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) to design and build a management hotel at the project site.
According to officials, “The construction of the hotel will be sub-contracted to DuBox Precast Products Industrial based in the UAE, another subsidiary of the Amana Contracting Group.”
The 150-room hotel is due for completion within 12 months and will be owned and operated by TRSDC.
The contract award, is part of a wider Coastal Village initiative to provide accommodation, office space and supporting civil amenities to around 40,000 workers and staff who will work at The Red Sea Project during and after development.
Speaking about the project, John Pagano, CEO of The Red Sea Development Company said: “As we progress with construction of the first phase of The Red Sea Project, we are not losing sight of the need to provide a high standard of living for the workers and employees who will deliver and work at the destination.
“We selected Amana Contracting with DuBox based on their innovation and proven track record in delivering pre-finished modular units to a very high standard of quality. These capabilities will allow us to provide our workers and employees with a stand-out residential hotel while maintaining our commitment to protecting the environment,” he added.
The hotel is intended to provide accommodation for staff and third parties visiting the site during delivery of the first phase of development. As the destination develops, the hotel may be opened to serve guests who visit the destination’s employees.
During the first phase of the project, the Coastal Village will house around 14,000 people who will be employed in roles at the destination as well as temporarily house 25,000 workers building the development assets.
Chebel Bsaibes, chairman of the Amana Group said: “We are excited to be a part of this forward-looking, sustainability-led, project and to be contributing to the realisation of its vision."
“The construction of the management hotel, overlooking the sea within the Coastal Village, is an example of TRSDC’s plan to build and repurpose permanent structures during construction rather than relying on temporary buildings. This not only reduces cost but also minimises the impact on the environment," said TRSDC's chief project delivery officer, Ian Williamson.
"Pre-fabrication and modular construction techniques will be used wherever feasible across the development to reduce our environmental footprint, minimise the number of construction workers at the destination and ensure speed of delivery in a sustainable manner."
The Red Sea Project is on track for completion by the end of 2022, including 14 luxury hotels offering 3,000 rooms across five islands and two inland resorts.