The commercial possibilities presented to hoteliers by The Palm has been a highlight to visitors on the stand of the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) at World Travel Market taking place in London this week.
Following the successful sale of residential properties and the equally successful sale of the nine hotel plots on the trunk of the development earlier this year, The Palm team are now actively demonstrating the potential of the hotel plots on The Crescent to WTM visitors. The Crescent is the protective breakwater that surrounds the island and which offers hoteliers a further 40 hotel plots.
According to studies, tourism to the emirate is growing exponentially with the current number of visitors standing at five million due to reach 10 million by 2007 and 40 million by 2007. The Palm has already seen incredible interest in the development from tour operators. Hoteliers will be able to choose from a range of 40 country themes and four styles of guest experiences proposed by developers. The combination of theme and type of guest experience at each hotel will ensure the development provides a unique form of escape tourism just off the Dubai coast.
The 40 country themes suggested for the boutique hotels range from Greek to Taiwanese, New Guinean, Mexican, Hawaiian, Australian, Moroccan, Tahitian, Goan, Tanzanian, Cuban and Sicilian. Each hotel on The Palm, Jumeirah Crescent will have a maximum of 200 rooms, will occupy approximately 511,000 sq ft of space and be a maximum of three stories high.
The Palm involves the creation of the world’s largest two man-made islands known as The Palm, Jumeirah and The Palm, Jebel Ali. Located just off the coast of the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the two palm tree shaped islands are expected to contribute to the city’s position as a global tourist destination. The project will increase Dubai’s shoreline by a total of 120 kilometers and create a large number of residential, leisure and entertainment opportunities. — (menareport.com)
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