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Marjan appoints HKS Architects to design Wynn Resort

Article-Marjan appoints HKS Architects to design Wynn Resort

MArjan Islands aerial view
Global architects HKS Architects to take on RAK’s most ambitious project: Wynn Resorts

Multi-billion-dollar development, Marjan in the UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah, together with RAK Hospitality and Las Vegas’ Wynn Resorts, has appointed global architecture firm HKS Architects as a design consultant for its brand new Wynn Resorts set to open in 2026.

The development made headlines earlier this year when it announced that it would be the first development in the region by US listed developer, Wynn Resorts and it would feature a hotel as well as entertainment and gaming amenities under one roof.

The man-made island is seamlessly transitioning into a resort destination with five-star hotels and residential developments.

Built to the highest standards of sustainability best practices, its current scope includes a luxury hotel of more than 1000 rooms, a high-end shopping esplanade, state-of-the-art meetings and convention facility, an exclusive spa, more than 10 dining experiences and lounges, a wide array of entertainment choices, gaming area, and other amenities.

“The new resort will be the first of its kind in the region offering guests exceptional accommodations, dining and entertainment in a truly spectacular setting. We look forward to realising our vision for the Wynn Resort on Al Marjan Island with HKS Architects and raising the benchmark in luxury hospitality in the Middle East to boost tourism in the Emirate and attract visitors from across the world,” said Chief Executive Officer of Marjan, Eng. Abdulla Abdooli.

Developed with direct investment by Wynn Resorts, the integrated resort is the largest project of its kind in the Emirate’s growing hospitality sector that will create substantial value to its economy by accelerating tourism, creating jobs, and energising the growth of related sectors.

“It is a huge honour to be part of a development that will have such an impact and create an array of opportunities that go far beyond the tourism sector,” said Master Planning & Design Principal of HKS Architects, Kevin Underwood. “We will bring our global expertise and wealth of experience in luxury hotels and resorts to design something truly unique, sustainable and befitting of this new era of tourism focused on quality and one-of-a-kind guest experiences,” he added.


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