Al Habtoor City was announced winner in the category Best Project, Residential/Hospitality at the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Global Best Projects Competition 2018. The 2018 Global Best Projects winners were selected by an independent jury of industry professionals with extensive international experience based on several criteria including safety, innovation, contribution to the global community, aesthetic quality and workmanship. The awards ceremony which was held at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on 2 October 2018 selected its winners from 14 different countries across the globe.
Khalaf Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman, Al Habtoor Group said, “I am pleased to see Al Habtoor City recognized as the Global Best Project in the Residential / Hospitality category for 2018 by an acclaimed international institute. Al Habtoor City represents a distinct investment and lifestyle destination unlike anywhere else in the world. The integrated development puts Dubai on the map as one of world’s most sought-after investment destinations.”
When selecting projects from the different markets, the judges at the ENR have examined safety performance, innovations, challenges, design and construction quality. In addition, they examined the project’s benefits to the local community and/or the construction industry.
On the selection criteria, Al Habtoor added: “Al Habtoor City has everything under one roof, hospitality, world-class entertainment and leisure facilities, three luxury residential towers located in the heart of Dubai and on the banks of the Dubai Water Canal. It is a lifestyle destination boasting exemplary facilities with quality that has not been matched anywhere else. We have created a new benchmark of luxury living.”
Having the first piles driven into the ground by the Al Habtoor Group in 2013, Al Habtoor City is the region’s first multi-use development incorporating three five-star hotels within its Hotel Collection (Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts, V Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, and Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City) and three luxury residential towers, as part of The Residence Collection, consisting of more than 1,400 stylish apartments and penthouses boasting enviable views of Dubai and exceptional facilities. The development is also home to the Leisure Collection which is made up of the region's first permanent theatrical production, La Perle, created by Dragone - one of the world's most revered cultural artistic directors. The show is performed in a state-of-the-art aqua theatre with 1,300 seats. Al Habtoor City is ideally placed near major landmarks and amenities that Dubai offers. It is just a few kilometres from banks, schools, attractions, hospitals, and parks giving residents and visitors access to a world-class lifestyle.