As landscape architect Marlon van Maastricht pointed out in this month’s featured interview on page 22, the pace and speed at which projects are conceived, built and delivered in the GCC (usually within 2 years) is unparalleled in the global market. It’s no surprise then that there is 13 new hotels expected to open this year in Dubai alone. This is on the back of an impressive 2018, which saw lavish hotels opening everywhere from the Palm to the Marina. However, one of the most hotly anticipated properties to open late last year was the Bvlgari hotel, which opened on Jumeirah Bay Island in Dubai. On page 12 we take a look at the impressive new hotel’s landscape design which is a nod to its Mediterranean roots and ultra-stylish vibe.
We also feature the newly opened Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai on page 38. As the name suggests it will be a hub for art in the region, as well as promoting educational and research initiatives within the local community. Hopefully our feature will entice you to visit the center in the near future and enjoy its curated exhibitions and installations! Lest we forget our international projects, including a vertical green community for the elderly in Singapore.
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