Wasl launches 26 buildings to house hotel employees

Wasl launches 26 buildings to house hotel employees
Hesham Al Qassim, CEO of wasl Asset Management Group

dubai - It has been launched as part of the company's preparations for Expo 2020



By Staff Report

Published: Sun 4 Jun 2017, 6:27 PM

Last updated: Sun 4 Jun 2017, 8:29 PM

Wasl Asset Management Group has announced a new project in Warsan, which has been launched as part of the company's preparations for Expo 2020 and will deliver accommodation for hospitality staff.

The Warsan project will comprise 26 buildings in a resort-style layout and will provide hospitality employees with 3,866 residential units. The units will be distributed between 3,380 shared rooms, 360 studio units and 126 one-bedroom units - all placing hospitality staff within easy reach of the many new hotels being developed to meet the demands of Expo 2020.

Hesham Al Qassim, CEO of wasl Asset Management Group, said: "We have launched our Warsan project within the wider context of Expo 2020, which is fast approaching, and to fulfil our leadership's vision of making Dubai the best city for living, working and visiting. Dubai is preparing to receive an estimated 25 million unique visitors by rejuvenating the city's fabric and enhancing its hospitality offering, but we at wasl are also striving to cater to hotel staff by providing them with ample accommodation. This is of vital importance for the success of Expo 2020, and we are pleased to be addressing this segment of the market."

The Warsan project will cover 160,000 square feet of land and feature recreational facilities including lawns, swimming pools, a health club and sports stadiums where hotel staff can play handball and basketball. Infrastructure works are in progress and the project is due for completion in October 2020.

The announcement follows wasl's launch of three hotel projects earlier this year - MGM, Mandarin Oriental and Hyatt Centric. The MGM project will bring the MGM Grand and Bellagio hotels to Dubai alongside residential elements providing 1,000 rooms and hotel apartments and 10 private villas.

- business@khaleejtimes.com


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