Emaar and Southern Sun Hotels partner for new project

Dougherty and Richmond view the Old Town model for the hotels

Emaar Properties recently signed an agreement with Southern Sun Hotels, the leading hotel group in the southern hemisphere, to manage and operate two hotels within the prestigious 500-acre Burj Dubai development.

Scheduled to open at the end of 2006, the properties will be located in Burj Dubai’s Old Town area and will offer 21 suites and over 350 rooms, ranging from king, queen, double and twin rooms, as well as a host of amenities from business centres, swimming pools, all-day diners, conference and meeting rooms, speciality restaurants, coffee shops and more.
 “This partnership with Southern Sun Hotels lays further testament to the quality of Emaar’s partners within the Burj Dubai development. As the leading African hotel group with over 80 hotels in seven countries, Southern Sun Hotels was selected as an ideal partner for this urban development which is situated in the heart of Dubai’s downtown,” said David Richmond, senior director development, Emaar Properties. In the heart of The Old Town area, hotel visitors will be in close proximity to all elements within the Burj Dubai development.
“With these two properties Southern Sun Hotels will offer Dubai some ‘Southern Warmth’ – personal warmth with style and a focus on people like no where else in the world,” said Ron Stringfellow, Southern Sun Group executive chairman.