R Hotels has appointed ANC Contracting LLC (ANC) as the main contractor and Erga Progress Engineering Consultancy as project consultant, for the second phase of construction of its new resort and spa in Palm Jumeirah.

Represented by Samir Arora, Vice-President for Operations, R Hotels sealed the deal with Engr. Ibrahim Abu Shamat, Operations Manager of ANC, and Engr. Joseph Sawaya, Resident Manager of Erga Progress.

Arora noted: “The construction of our new hotel in Palm Jumeirah is in full swing, on track for its completion in 2016. We have our full trust on ANC’s and Erga Progress’ expertise in their respective fields, and in delivering high standards in all aspects of the project.”

With the total investment of AED500 million (USD136.2 million), R Hotels’ new resort and spa at The Palm will include 253 rooms, a holistic wellness centre, two restaurants and family-friendly recreational facilities. It aimed to be the first four-star and sharia-compliant hotel in the upscale destination.

Arora added: “Our Palm Jumeirah property, which is our biggest investment to date, will exemplify our company’s vision of providing top-quality accommodation and facilities to our guests, complemented by top-notch service.”