Faithful+Gould was originally scheduled to manage the construction phase of this iconic hotel prior to taking over from the incumbent project managers in May 2009. Our initial design reviews uncovered significant concerns regarding design criteria compliance and overall project feasibility, which required the project to be entered back into full design stage. Subsequently, our scope of services expanded to include full project management services for the entire project lifecycle.
The project has completed the design phase, which, driven by Faithful+Gould, has resulted in significant reductions in built up area, increased facility mix and room count to that of the previous unfeasible designs. This will ultimately reduce development costs and increase revenue streams.
The Fairmont Hotel and Serviced Apartments is part of a master plan development for National Investment Corporation. Located at the Marina Breakwater Island in Abu Dhabi, it provides unparalleled views of the Arabian Gulf and the Abu Dhabi cornice. The project consists of a 5 star hotel and serviced apartment building of 45 floors which includes staff accomodation, external food and beverage outlets, 563 guest rooms and suites, 249 furnished apartments leisure facilities and 1,394 car parking spaces.