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W Hotels to open branch in Amman

By Sawsan Tabazah - Oct 17,2016 - Last updated at Oct 18,2016

An artist's rendering of the projected W Hotel in Amman (Photo courtesy of Eagle Hills Jordan)

AMMAN — W Hotels is opening a 37-storey branch in Amman, featuring seven floors of serviced apartments and a helipad, Eagle Hills Jordan has announced.

Eagle Hills Jordan is developing the project, which includes the W Amman and the Skyline Residences serviced by the W Amman as well as office space and retail outlets, the company said in a statement. 

Skyline Residences will feature 41 apartments, between one and four bedrooms, on the top seven floors of the building, above the W Amman, in Abdali Boulevard. 

Construction of the project is complete, and only the finishes remain, according to Eagle Hills Jordan CEO Alaa Batayneh, who added that the $200 million project would be ready by mid-2017.

The hotel will be the only building in the area with a helipad, Batayneh told The Jordan Times. “It adds another dot for Jordan in the regional international market.” 

The W Amman is under the umbrella of Eagle Hills, an Abu Dhabi-based private real estate investment and development company and will be served and run by Marriot International Inc., which has more than 5,700 properties in over 110 countries.

In Jordan, Eagle Hills is involved in the development and management of four key projects, including The St Regis Amman and two mixed-use projects in Aqaba, Marsa Zayed and Saraya Aqaba.

The W Hotel, which by 2020 will have 75 hotels around the world, will offer 400 job opportunities in its branch in Amman, Batayneh said. 

“The W is an international brand, so we are very excited to have it here in Jordan under the Skyline Residences,” he said.  

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