Istithmar World acquires remaining stake in Atlantis

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Istithmar World acquires remaining stake in Atlantis

Istithmar World, a subsidiary of the government-owned conglomerate Dubai World, announced on Saturday its acquisition of the remaining stake in the Atlantis hotel on Dubai’s glitzy palm-shaped island.

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Published: Sat 28 Apr 2012, 3:29 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 2:33 PM

The company confirmed “the completion of the purchase of Kerzner International Holdings Limited’s 50 per cent interest in Atlantis for $250 million (189 million euros),” with the purchase making Istithmar the sole owner of the 1,537 room resort.

The hotel, which opened in 2008 to much fanfare, was a joint project developed by Istithmar and Kerzner, which the statement said will continue to operate the Atlantis.

Dubai World chairman Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said the deal “effectively consolidates our investment in one of our best performing assets and one of Dubai’s landmark properties,” adding that the hotel “continues to exceed our expectations.”

Inspired by the legend of the lost continent, the resort offers a water park, a marine habitat and more than a dozen restaurants run by world-class chefs including Japanese sushi mogul Nobu Matsuhisa and Michel Rostang of France.

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