SilverNeedle Hospitality and ABANS Group appoint award-winning architect for joint development in Colombo's CBD
Aedas selected to design the mixed-use lifestyle centre which will include Asia's first NEXT Hotel™
SINGAPORE - SilverNeedle Hospitality and ABANS Group have appointed internationally-renowned and award-winning architect, Aedas to lead the design for their mixed-use lifestyle development, Colombo City Centre.
Mr Iqbal Jumabhoy, Managing Director & Group CEO of SilverNeedle Hospitality and Mrs Aban Pestonjee, Chairperson of the ABANS Group appointed award-winning architect, Aedas to lead the design of their highly-anticipated joint venture development, Colombo City Centre. For high res image please click here.
Among Aedas' global projects are the North Star Mixed Used Development, Beijing, PRC and the Express Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus, Hong Kong PRC. Aedas was appointed based on their impressive track record and in-depth understanding of mixed-use projects that blend seamless design with a deep understanding and appreciation of the local community.
Iqbal Jumabhoy, Managing Director and Group CEO, SilverNeedle Hospitality says, "As this is our first joint venture development in Asia, it was crucial that we selected a high-calibre architect who understood our desire for creating an inviting and engaging iconic landmark that meets the professional and leisure accommodation needs of the business traveller and enhances the Colombo lifestyle. Aedas' ethos is consistent with this vision."
"Our creative excellence track record in delivering world class mixed-use developments were key to win this project," Aedas' Principal, Simon Griffiths explained. "Aedas will, as always, create an attractive destination for the Colombo city to improve the cityscape and introduce a contemporary travel and lifestyle experience."
Mrs Aban Pestonjee, Chairperson of the ABANS Group added, "We are delighted with Aedas as the choice of architect for the project. Work is underway and we look forward to building a development that enhances Colombo's cityscape, offering a new and unique experience for Sri Lankans."
Aedas will undertake full architectural and design services for the development that will include a 200-room NEXT Hotel™, a lifestyle mall and a high-rise condominium tower. The project is scheduled for completion in 2016.
SilverNeedle Hospitality currently operate 64 properties in the Asia-Pacific region under the Grand Chifley, Chifley, Country Comfort, Australis and Sundowner brands along with a growing portfolio of independent boutique hotels in South East Asia.
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About SilverNeedle Hospitality:
SilverNeedle Hospitality is an innovative and integrated hospitality investment, development and management company, with a focus on mid to upscale hotels and resorts that are intelligently designed and operated for the professional and leisure needs of the business traveller. SilverNeedle Hospitality currently operates over 4000 keys in the Asia-Pacific region. Headquartered in Singapore, SilverNeedle Hospitality has regional offices in Bangkok, Sydney and Bangalore.
The Nadathur Group, an investment firm owned by Nadathur S. Raghavan co-founder of NASDAQ-listed Infosys Technologies, founded SilverNeedle Hospitality.
About ABANS Group:
Abans, a privately held and diversified conglomerate with revenues of over US$ 250 million, rated "A" - by Fitch Ratings, having 6000 employees, is the largest retailer of consumer durables, electronics and lifestyle products in Sri Lanka with a network of over 440 company owned stores. Abans represents internationally recognized brand names and understands the needs of the Sri Lankan consumer well.