While the Middle East has long been a top destination for international travelers, its reputation for having luxury hotel condominiums has never truly taken off. However, a new crop of combined hotel condo buildings, which are starting to enter preliminary phases of construction, is about to change the face of Middle Eastern travel and living forever. Combining the luxury of a top hotel with the added comfort of condo living, this new breed of mixed-use buildings will transform the Middle East from a travel hub to a holiday hotspot. With amenities like the ones these buildings are offering, guests may find themselves wanting to make their stays permanent.
Kempinski Residences Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
On Jeddah’s Corniche Road, the foundation for iconic architecture is being laid. With an expected completion date in 2015, the Kempinski Residences stand to truly raise the standard for luxury living in Saudi Arabia. Located in the heart of Jeddah, this 63-story tower, with its unique exterior grid design, expansive views, and peerless amenities, is already a standout in this Saudi city.
Fairmont Residences Quasar Istanbul, Turkey
Rising over the beautiful backdrop of Istanbul’s unique mix of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine architecture, the Fairmont Condo Residences will serve to truly bring this ancient city into the modern era. The Fairmont’s two 41-story towers, which are scheduled for completion in 2016, will provide residents and guests top-tier amenities in the heart of this architecturally and culturally diverse city. With a 24-hour concierge, private dining, wine cellars, lounges, and spa facilities perched atop four stories of retail and office space, these stunning skyscrapers are cities unto themselves.
The Residences at The St. Regis Amman, Jordan
The St. Regis name has long been synonymous with excellence, and there’s no better place for the time-honored institution to hone its craft than in ever-evolving Amman. The 79 private condominium residences and 260 guest rooms will be spread over two 16-story luxury towers in the city’s premier neighborhood, Abdoun. In addition to out-of-this-world views and a central location, the St. Regis’ highly trained staff, business facilities, and executive lounge make this an ideal destination for the business community, whether they’re just passing through, or making this desert paradise their permanent home.
Viceroy Residences Palm Jumeirah Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai has long been a prime destination for business, but the addition of the Viceroy Palm Residences has made this city the future of the Middle East’s newest hotspot for homeowners, as well. Located on the coast of one of Dubai’s famed man made islands, the Viceroy Palm Residences provides an urban oasis in the center of this bustling metropolis for travelers and residents alike. When the project reaches completion in December 2016, we can’t imagine any of the 481 guest rooms or the 221 private condominium residences will stay on the market long, with amenities including private restaurants, spa facilities, lounges, and over 1100 square feet of fitness facilities.
The Residences at W Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Israel
Due for completion next year, the Residences at W Tel Aviv –Jaffa, centrally located in Old Jaffa, combines the attention to detail guests of the W have come to expect from the luxury hotel chain, with the unprecedented option to make hotel condo living part of your everyday life. Offering up furnished or unfurnished apartments of varying sizes, from one bedroom to four, this 38-residence building provides all the amenities guests of the W have become accustomed to. Whether you spend your day at the W’s private beach club or your evening dining in the building’s restaurant, there’s something to suit every taste in this elegant oasis.
The striking natural beauty and active business community in the Middle East have drawn millions to the area in recent years, and with a new class of buildings springing up across this vibrant region, it seems as though the influx of new residents and visitors will show no signs of slowing down. Whether it’s business or pleasure that brings you to the Middle East, the comforts of home are never far away, thanks to the inimitable architectural achievements that will soon dot the landscape of this thriving land.
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