Archea Architecture and Design Consultants appointed as lead consultants for a new resort development at Al Marjan Island

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RAS AL KHAIMAH, UAE – Supercasa, a globally renowned properties developer, has announced the signature of a lead consultancy services agreement with Archea Architecture and Design Consultants for its five stars hotel and resort project in Ras al Khaimah. The signature ceremony has taken place recently between both companies.

“Al Marjan Island (AMI) is the first man-made island in Ras Al Khaimah’s, and the hotel is our debut project in the UAE. We are proud to contribute to the new urbanism movement in the Emirate. We create iconic buildings that combine functionality, security, design, luxury and sustainability. This is our signature and the print we leave in the cities where we operate,” commented Abdallah Al Houti, Founder and Managing Partner at Supercasa.

The design phase will end by mid-2017 and construction will be completed by mid-2019, and will be situated at the centre of an ample inner harbour that commands spectacular waterfront views and open sandy beaches.

The new resort will propose 320 beach-facing rooms in the categories of standard, premium quality and deluxe, with exceptional waterfront views and will be operated by one of the most renowned hotel operator globally. The guests will also enjoy pleasant and diverse dining experiences in 2 fine dining restaurants and 2 casual restaurants that the hotel provides. Other amenities include a pool, a world class experiential Spa and Fitness Centre.

“Our conception of the development is to make it a new and vibrant point for tourists and visitors of Ras al Khaimah, the UAE and beyond. It will represent a landmark of the emirate and symbolize the architectural progress in the region. We are very happy that Supercasa has chosen us as services’ consultants and we would be proud to add Ras Al Khaimah most iconic construction as a part of our portfolio. We are ready to start and take part in such challenging projects,” said Giovanni Polazzi, Founder and Lead Architect, Archea Architecture and Design Consultants DMCC.

A major player in the architectural field, Archea has provided iconic designs worldwide, from China, to Europe, from United States to South America. The Sub-Consultant’s Team of Archea comprises F&M Engineering, a structural engineering company with an impressive record of projects. They are present in the GCC region (Oman & Qatar) with ongoing prestigious projects, and STI Design & Consulting a multi-disciplinary design, management & consulting company handling mixed-use and hospitality developments in the GCC.

“We aim at building a flagship hotel that embraces the warmth and cultural influence of the region embedded with latest technological advancements to make it functional, cosy, and saving energy. All used materials are of high quality as thorough attention is given to details and finishes. The design respects the Arabian soul with modern and sustainable commodities,” said Al Houti.

“Ras Al Khaimah takes on a new character, most focused on leisure and entertainment. It has many natural resources and is perfect as a touristic destination. We join this vision and would like to be the architects that concretize it on the ground,” he concluded.

Supercasa is working on other mixed-use development projects in Ras Al Khaimah for a total built-up area of more than 15 million square feet.

Ras Al Khaimah has an ambitious goal in term of tourism; the 2018 vision of the emirate targets one million visitors by the end of 2018 and encourages growth and diversification across the accommodation portfolio and the tourism offerings for both business and leisure travellers.

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