Habtoor Leighton begins handover of the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort project
Habtoor Leighton Group’s St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort project has begun to be handed over, with the completion date scheduled for early 2012.
A joint venture between the Habtoor Leighton Group and Murray and Roberts, the project is located on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi and comprises 380 luxury hotel rooms, 259 residential apartments and 33 luxury residential villas. The project also features a retail and entertainment venue, a health and racquet club and a health spa.
It’s being constructed for the Tourism Development and Investment Company and is located adjacent to the Gary Player-designed 72-par Saadiyat Beach Golf Course, which was also constructed by HLG.
A number of the project’s apartment blocks and villas have already been completed and handed over to the client, with the remaining due to be finished by the end of February 2012.
The banquet hall was completed in November 2011, in time to host the Chequered Flag Ball for the 2011 Formula One Race, Abu Dhabi. The hotel has been operational since that time.
The team has faced several challenges inherent with working in a facility while it is still not fully operational due to late design changes and has only one access point in and out of the site. Despite this, the project is set to be delivered in line with the revised completion dates and to the quality expected by the client.