Case Study - Kempinski Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Project data

  • Customer
  • Majid Al Futtaim
  • Value
  • AED 124m
  • Area
  • 31,500 m2
  • Procurement route
  • Competitive Tender
  • Programme duration
  • 72 weeks
  • Completion date
  • September 2015
  • Project Manager
  • Aukett Fitzroy Robinson
  • Architect
  • Aukett Fitzroy Robinson
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • MLC International
  • M&E Engineer
  • WSP


We refurbished 393 bedrooms, spanning over 339,000 sq ft, and updated external areas at the iconic Kempinski Mall of the Emirates.

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

The project

This project was logistically challenging as the hotel remained fully operational during works. We implemented a sequenced build approach to minimise disruption to the day to day running of the hotel.

As the oldest luxury hotel collection in the world, the Kempinski name is associated with the highest standards of accommodation and impeccable customer service.

Our client wanted to refit all hotel bathrooms and carry out individual makeovers to the bedrooms. We transformed guest rooms, suites and ski chalets; as well as updating hospitality and leisure spaces. We carried out a complete refurbishment of the external facades, including installing a brand-new external lighting design. We also created a new outdoor terrace adorned with olive trees and an impressive water feature, turning it into a new dining and bar destination.

The Kempinski Mall of the Emirates refurbishment project was delivered over two phases and completed in late 2015.

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates