Pelli Clarke Pelli has begun work on the architectural and engineering design of the world’s largest hotel, Asia Asia Hotel & Resort, centrepiece of the region’s largest hospitality and tourism resort taking shape in Dubai. Asia Asia Hotel & Resort is part of the first phase of the AED 100 billion Bawadi project, and will be operational by 2010.
Arif Mubarak, CEO of Bawadi said: ‘Pelli Clarke Pelli is one of the world’s leading architects. Conceiving the design concept for Asia Asia Hotel & Resort is a significant step in the development of the Bawadi project. We look forward to seeing the creative ideas envisioned by this outstanding architectural firm.’
Established in 1977, Pelli Clarke Pelli is known for its unrestrained style that attempts to celebrate the unique characteristics of each project. Pelli Clarke Pelli has designed a number of the world’s famous buildings, including the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia.
“We are extremely excited about crafting the architecture for Asia Asia Hotel & Resort, a project that will mark our entry to the emirate and continue Dubai’s drive towards becoming a global tourism hub,” said Cesar Pelli, Managing Principle, Pelli Clarke Pelli.
Bawadi will have more than 29,000 hotel rooms, nearly double the number currently available in Dubai. The resort will be able to host more than three million tourists by 2016.