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Industry recognition for Al Hamra with 13th property award

July 23, 2016 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Al Hamra Real Estate Development (AHRED) has extended its winning streak after claiming two awards at the recent MEED Quality Awards for Projects. The Al Hamra Village-based Waldorf Astoria won Best Tourism and Leisure Project UAE while the recently launched Bayti, meaning ‘my home’ in Arabic, picked up Best UAE residential Property of the Year.


“Al Hamra Real Estate Development has once again demonstrated why we are the most successful developer in the Northern Emirates. This reaffirms our commitment to designing and delivering world-class products across our residential and leisure portfolio and highlights our ability to deliver against regional and international high standards,” said Benoy Kurien, General Manager, AHRED.

The awards, in association with Mashreq, are the first awards programme in the GCC to recognise completed schemes with an independent judging panel consisting of members of the GCC Societies of Engineers evaluating the outcome of the construction process, rather than the process itself.

“Bayti offers much more than just a home. With 50% of the total area dedicated to green spaces, we have created a community centred on family living and family values, whether it’s as a primary residence or second home,” said Kurien

“It also reflects our commitment to delivering the highest quality possible across all our developments, from construction through to the well thought-out interiors and the use of sustainable technologies with LEED certification, which consume less energy and reduce consumption costs while also contributing to a higher resale value,” he added.

The accolades come hot on the heels of Al Hamra’s success at the International Property Awards where the Waldorf was again successful as Overall (Arabia) Regional Winner in the 2015 Hotel Architecture category.

“Al Hamra was up against more than 490 entries from 75 countries in the architecture category, so to win this accolade is not only a huge honour but also sets us apart as a developer that delivers against the most stringent criteria on the international stage,” said Kurien.

The precursor to the International Property Awards, the Arabian Property Awards, Al Hamra was awarded a total of five titles including the ‘Retail Architecture’ category award for its Manar Mall, shopping complex, which is currently under an impressive renovation and expansion plan. Next in line were two awards for its popular Al Hamra Village community, which bagged the ‘Architecture Multiple Residence’ and ‘Golf Development’ categories.

The final award was given to Royal Breeze Residence, which scooped the ‘Residential High-Rise Development’ category award. The development offers a shoreline lifestyle spread across five residential towers with apartments and penthouses offering 42 up to 670-square metres of space, complemented by stunning Arabian Gulf or scenic golf course views.

Commenting on the quality of entries, Richard Thompson, Editorial Director, MEED, said: “We congratulate Al Hamra Real Estate Development for their outstanding achievements in project delivery and their invaluable contribution towards the continuing development of the projects sector in the GCC. Their strict adherence to quality standards have pushed the bar higher for project excellence and showcase the very best of what the region has to offer.”

Al Hamra Real Estate Development will be showcasing a range of investment opportunities within Al Hamra Village until the 16 July at Al Hamra Mall. Offers include an attractive five-year payment plan and guaranteed ROI on selected units at Bayti and Royal Breeze Residence. For more information please call 800 254 28 72 or visit the Al Hamra real estate stand at Al Hamra Mall from 10am to 10pm.

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