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    Trump Plans Palm Hotel in Dubai

    BY DAVID LOMBINO - Staff Reporter of the Sun
    October 6, 2005
    URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/21062


    The developer whose name prominently adorns buildings all over New York, and increasingly across America, is branching out - to Dubai.

    Yesterday, Donald Trump announced his firm had entered an exclusive joint venture with Dubai-based Nakheel, a government-owned company and one of the biggest developers on the island. Their first joint project will be a gold-colored, 50-story, lotus shaped hotel tower on one of the so-called Palm Islands. The three manmade islands are being built to resemble palm trees, off Dubai's shore in the Persian Gulf. The partnership between Mr. Trump and Nakheel will include direct investment, sales, marketing, management, and, of course, branding.



    NOTE: The photo that I had placed here miraculously morphed
    into something entirely different.
    I've googled for another photo but cannot find one.



    Donald Trump has entered a deal with
    a large Dubai developer. Above, a
    rendering of the lotus-shaped hotel
    tower they plan to build.



    "The partnership with Nakheel represents an unprecedented mega-opportunity for us with the increasing popularity of the Trump brand on a global basis," Mr. Trump said in a statement.

    The Palm Trump International Hotel & Tower will sit on the main trunk of one of the islands, called Jumeirah. Plans for the three islands include space for more than 5,000 inhabitants in 2,400 private residences, 50 hotels, and a variety of entertainment attractions.

    Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the federation of the United Arab Emirates, has become the Arab world's hub of business and tourism in recent years. It boasts double-digit annual GDP growth and has a booming luxury tourism industry. In one sense, Mr. Trump and Dubai are a good match: Both have tried to brand themselves by developing ambitious and flamboyant properties.

    For years, Mr. Trump has aimed to build the tallest residential buildings in New York, and he now owns that title in the 90-story Trump World Tower near the United Nations. Mr. Trump is currently developing the largest residential building in North America in Chicago, and recently announced the groundbreaking of the tallest building in New Jersey.

    Dubai is racing to build the world's two tallest towers. The tallest hotel in the world is in Dubai, the Burj Al Arab. It claims to be the world's highest-rated hotel and includes leopard-skin furniture, fire-spouting volcanoes, and suites that cost as much as $15,000 a night.

    Additional monumental reclamation projects are planned as Dubai extends into the Gulf. Another Nakheel coastal development, the World, will arrange 300 man-made islands in the shape of the seven continents. Mr. Trump is also planning a development there.

    The chairman of Nakheel, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, is also a top government aide.

    He said in a statement, "The Trump signature brand is synonymous with the most prestigious properties in the world, and we embrace his interest in working together."

    Donald Trump Jr., a vice president for the Trump Organization, helped negotiate the deal along with his sister, Ivanka. He told The New York Sun that he hopes the Trump project in Dubai will have a "big influence in bringing Americans over there."

    "The development they are doing over there is incredible," he added. "They have, in an area smaller than Rhode Island, 10% of the world's construction cranes. We want to be a part of it."

    After his recent tour of Dubai, the younger Mr. Trump said he was surprised with the level of Westernization and the pace of development. "Dubai has done an incredible job of making themselves a much more secular nation," he said. "There were times I didn't realize I wasn't downtown ... They are building these islands in the middle of nowhere. Flying over them by helicopter, you really realize their size and scope."

    Mr. Trump said the Dubai deal was part of a larger push by the Trump Organization to become less "New Yorkcentric."

    If the fill materials used to construct one Palm island were placed end to end, a wall measuring more than 6-feet high would encircle the globe three times, a Nakheel Web site said.
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    Why must everything in Dubai be surrounded by a moat? Is this good urban planning?

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    Only fifty stories? That's modest for both Dubai and Trump.

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    Tacky. Perfect for both Trump and Dubai.
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    Ugh. It looks like some monstrous insect's chrysalis. Like a giant locust will erupt from within at any second.

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    greenie: thanks for finding that "beauty".

    this kind of reminds me of something ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Law & Order
    Why do people do that?
    It keeps the line of text from getting smushed up against the icon at the lower right side of the page; see how crunched up this line is?

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    Trump Internation Hotel and Tower, Dubai



    Nakheel, developer of more than US$30 billion in real estate in Dubai, and The Trump Organization have unveiled a new design for the Trump International Hotel & Tower, the centerpiece of The Palm Jumeirah.

    Donald J. Trump, Jr., son of Donald J. Trump, and Executive Vice President of Development and Acquisitions, The Trump Organization, is in Dubai this week to reveal details about the new design and discuss The Trump Organization’s increased involvement in the UAE. Speaking at the Arabian Hotel and Investment Conference (29th April to 1st May), he will discuss mixed use developments & condo hotels and feature in a round table discussion on private equity in the Middle East. On the 2nd May, he will be present on the Nakheel stand at the Arabian Travel Market.

    Trump International Hotel & Tower, The Palm Jumeirah is the initial development in Nakheel and The Trump Organization’s joint-venture in the Middle East, which includes exclusive rights for 19 countries in the Middle East region and 17 major brands. It is also the first UAE property in the portfolio of Nakheel Hotels & Resorts, Nakheel’s hotel and resort investment company, which was launched in February this year.

    On announcing the partnership in October 2005, Donald J. Trump, Chairman and President of The Trump Organization, who is known throughout the world for his luxurious real estate developments, stated that the organization’s architects and designers would engage closely with Nakheel Hotels & Resorts on the design. The results of the partnership have now been released.

    The US$600 million Trump International Hotel & Tower, The Palm Jumeirah is a stunning 48 storey mixed-use hotel and residential building, anchoring the trunk of the 5 by 5km man made palm tree shaped island which lies off the coast of Dubai. The first of three such islands to be built in Dubai, The Palm Jumeirah will be one of the world’s premier resorts, offering a wealth of beachfront hotels, residences, retail and leisure.

    The new ultra-modern design, features a split linked tower – an innovative open core design that minimizes shadows – constructed with stainless steel, glass and stone.

    Regarding the new design, Donald J. Trump, Jr. said: “In redesigning the property, we focused on creating a magnet for tourists and residents and a landmark icon on the Dubai skyline. Trump International Hotel & Tower, The Palm Jumeirah will soar into the sky, its twin sets of glazed diamond shaped structures at the top of each tower creating a sense of infinity as the glazed elements blur building and sky”.

    Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, Nakheel stated: “The new design ensures that the property will be a striking landmark – a bold monument at the heart of the island. The property’s taller, more slender design allows for a linear view through the building to the top of the island and provides spectacular panoramas of the island, Dubai and the Arabian Gulf, with all rooms benefiting from a sea view.”

    "In building the vision of Dubai, Nakheel is committed to creating genuinely unique projects which are at the forefront of innovation", Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem continued. "The new design of the Trump International Hotel and Tower lives up to this commitment and will provide a fitting landmark centerpiece for The Palm Jumeirah, our flagship development.

    “As the world’s fastest growing city, it is important that Dubai forms progressive partnerships with prominent international organizations. Our alliance with The Trump Organization is a fantastic example of how such partnerships can operate successfully. The Trump International Hotel and Tower is the first example of this success”

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    Maybe if the proportions were different, taller and slender, and if they scrapped that brassy color, the above building might be interesting. Now it looks like a big June bug.

    I like Trump's.

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    But that train through the middle is cool -- like the Disneyland Hotel!

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    I thought there was already a thread on this but I couldn't find it while searching, if there is let me know so I can delete this.

    The first render of the proposed Trump Tower to be built on the man-made Jumeirah Palm Island:



    Here is the current rendering of a much more appealing Trump tower, futuristic even:










    I have one question though, I saw a very recent render of a finished Jumeirah Palm island and where Trump's tower is supposed to be there is a tall cylinder like tower, it's here on this real estate site, I couldn't copy the image onto here so here's a link http://www.rustarrealestate.com/deve...thepalmjum.htm
    it's the picture in the top window.

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    Not sure what that tower is ... that site is CRAZY -- you could spend a long time looking at all the options there.

    Here's some photos (not renderings) from that ^^^ site , showing progress at "The Palm Jumeirah" ...

    The "frond" peninsulas are now built-up with dozens (if not hundreds) individual villas, seemingly each with its own pool and 2-car + garages ...






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