WME undertook structural and building services engineering for the refurbishment of an existing hotel complex, which has been completely re-fitted and re-branded.

The hotel group Jebel Ali acquired a 250-room four-star hotel at Ras Al Khaimah, north-east of Dubai, that had been completed but not occupied. Detailed surveys had to be carried out, as accurate drawings were not available.

Structural work included the addition of a new steel staircase to the lobby, requiring a new void in the post-tensioned slab. As much as possible of the original MEP installations was recycled, modifying equipment as necessary.

All interior finishes and the reflected ceiling plans have been changed to suit the hotel’s new identity.