Construction & Real Estate

Marjan awards contracts for debut Wynn Resort project in RAK

Marjan, the master-developer of freehold property in Ras Al Khaimah, has announced the appointment of two contractors - ALEC Engineering and Contracting (Alec) and German foundation specialist Bauer International - to undertake integral construction works of the integrated Wynn Resort set to open in Ras Al Khaimah early 2027.
Offering a pristine setting with views of the Arabian Gulf as well as sandy beaches and a marina, the project is the first in the Mena region by Wynn Resorts, the US-based developer, designer and operator of luxury integrated resort experiences. 
The integrated resort development on Al Marjan Island is the largest project of its kind in RAK's growing hospitality sector. It is being developed in partnership with RAK Hospitality Holding and Marjan.
As per the deal, Alec, a part of the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) and an expert in the construction of complex and iconic projects across diverse sectors, will be responsible for the construction of the integrated resort development, while Bauer will undertake the piling and enabling works.
"Alec has successfully developed its reputation as a multifaceted, main contractor by delivering some of the region's most challenging projects," remarked its Managing Director Barry Lewis.
"In working with Marjan, in partnership with RAK Hospitality Holding and Wynn Resorts, we look forward to utilising our extensive experience to deliver what will indisputably be a waterfront destination, unlike anything seen before," he added.
The Emirati developer said Bauer has already started the preparatory work on the project site, located on the man-made Al Marjan Island. 
With a growing portfolio of bold hospitality and leisure attractions, the cluster of four coral-shaped islands is emerging as a top lifestyle and waterfront destination in the region, it added.
Marjan CEO Engineer Abdulla Abdooli said: "To fulfil and surpass the expectations of investors and all our stakeholders, we have teamed up with the best-in-class partners for the timely completion of a project that is the largest of its kind in the Emirate's growing hospitality sector."
"Well-known for their cross-sector capabilities and expertise in building landmark projects, the appointment of Alec and Bauer will ensure the timely completion of the integrated Wynn Resort, that is set to further catalyse Ras Al Khaimah’s booming tourism market," he added.-TradeArabia News Service