Sofitel Hotel & Resort, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa, Palm Jumeirah, allow clients to escape the stress of the concrete jungle and relax in a natural paradise. The facilities offer a unique re-earthing experience, creating a sanctuary of tranquility that takes the edge off modern rigidity by creating the natural flows of Africa.

Cape Reed started work on this AED 15 million project in August 2011 and completed the design and installation of 7,000m² thatched roofing for the hotel, as well as 5,000m² thatch tile ceilings, including 100 meters of timber hand rails and 800m² of timber decking. The company also designed and built 60 thatched breach umbrellas, 40 thatched beach cabanas, five life guard huts, as well as 200m² of timber pergolas.

Special pressure-treated timber columns from South Africa were used to build all the structures, while the group’s unique cape reed thatching was used for all the roofs.

Cape Reed got involved with the design consultants of this exclusive resort in 2006. The client was looking to design a resort that sets a new benchmark in terms of natural sustainability here in the UAE and Cape Reed was a key element in achieving this. This project is the largest commercial thatched roof project in Dubai.

Sofitel Dubai Palm Resort & Spa is a Polynesian-themed resort with 318 rooms and suites, as well as 561 serviced apartments, 42 beach suite units, as well as three luxurious Lodge Villas that belong to the owner of the development, and will be for his exclusive use. The resort will also feature 12 restaurants and lounges, including a health club, Spa, tennis courts, 10 swimming pools, including a private beach and entertainment activities ideal for families. The 5-star resort will also include banqueting and events facilities for up to 500 people.

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