MARLTON, N.J. and DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has received a contract from Das Real Estate Co. LLC to provide project management consultancy services during construction of the Langham Palm Jumeirah hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The one-year contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately AED 5.7 million ($1.6 million).
The AED $323 million ($88 million) five-star hotel will feature two seven-story buildings. The hotel will have 82,000 square meters (883,000 square feet) of built-up area, 323 guest rooms and a sky bridge connecting the buildings on the third floor. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2015.
"We are seeing an increase in construction activity in Dubai," said Mohammed Al Rais, Senior Vice President and Managing Director (Middle East) for Hill's Project Management Group. "Having been part of bringing Palm Jumeirah to fruition, it's exciting for Hill to be back managing a premier hotel project on the island," added Al Rais.
Hill International, with 4,300 professionals in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 9th largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com.
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