Banyan Tree Residences, Dubai

Project name: Banyan Tree Residences – Hillside, Dubai

Programme: Branded Residences

Area (GFA): 36000 sqm

Position: Development Manager for Sweid & Sweid

Developer: Sweid & Sweid

Project description:
Banyan Tree Residences is a 31-storey resort-style residential development located in Dubai; the first Banyan Tree residential development in the Middle East. Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is a 5-star hotel operator from Asia with over 40 hotels around the world, as well as spas and branded residences.
Apart from the tower, the project has extensive landscaped grounds and a Clubhouse featuring the world-renowned Banyan Tree Spa, a squash court, gym, a large 31-meter swimming pool, a café with outdoor plaza area, and different indoors and outdoors kids amenities.

Key stakeholders: Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, Brewer Smith & Brewer Gulf, Civilco Contracting Company, Private investors and local Authorities

Main responsibilities: Liaising with key stakeholders, delivering all packages which were under the Developer’s scope of works, reporting to investors, finalizing all Developers’ decisions and liaising with the Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts design department.

Major achievements: Meeting Banyan Tree’s requirements in terms of design, to ensure the “Banyan Tree ethos” was achieved. During construction, achieving Banyan Tree’s approvals of all finishing materials and overall project quality.
Another major achievement was the procurement of several provisional sums packages which were managed by the Client, as well as several free-issue items to be procured from overseas by the Client. Moreover, the two last levels of the tower are penthouse residences for the private investors of the project, which were executed by the Main Contractor as shell & core and finished by the Owners in coordination with Sweid & Sweid. The timely coordination of these packages was key to ensure the success of the project.

Project status: Construction completed April 2020.