Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel receives the SafeGuard Label from Bureau Veritas
Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel becomes the first independent 5-star property in Dubai to receive Bureau Veritas label
Bureau Veritas auditors verified that the Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel has rigorous health, hygiene, and safety procedures in place, all of which are In line with globally recognised best practices on preventative measures.
“At Grand Cosmopolitan the heath and safety of all our guests is our top priority. In current times it is even more imperative for all businesses to elevate their hygiene practices, and for us, as a new to the market property, vital to build trust with our guests. We are proud to have received this certification by such a widely reputed body, and it is testament to the hard work of the entire team. It gives our guests peace of mind that we have done everything possible to ensure their safety,” says Tony Saliba, managing director of the hotel’s owning company.
Hong Kong-based Elena Galli Giallini unveils the Grand Gateway 66 retail complex in Shanghai
Elena Galli Giallini Ltd. (EGGL), a Hong Kong-based design and architecture firm unveils the rejuvenated North building of the Grand Gateway 66 retail complex (GG66), located in Shanghai’s bustling commercial, cultural, and historic zone of Xijiahui. Comprised of two distinct buildings of contrasting configurations, EGGL was commissioned to provide the prominent complex with a brand-new image, both architecturally and functionally.
An embodiment of ‘Haipai’ culture, where core Chinese and Western values collide to make Shanghai one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, Xijiahui is in the midst of a contemporary revitalisation that is seeing new developments and renovations. The rejuvenation of the GG66 retail complex, which originally opened in 1999, forms part of that trend.
With EGGL as design architect and interior designer, the renovation project encompasses the entire retail complex, including the transformation of the 20-year old North Building, completed in 2019, and an overhaul of the South building, expected to be finalised later this year.
“We derived much of our inspiration from the cultural traditions of Xijiahui and Shanghai,” explains Elena Galli Giallini, architect and director with EGGL. “We are endeavouring to create what sociologist Ray Oldenburg refers to as the “third place”, meaning engaging environments away from home and the workplace that offer possibilities for socializing, discovering, learning, and sharing.”
Photo credit: Denice Hough
SSH to develop a luxury resort in RAK with ‘Grand Shell’ sculpture being the highlight
SSH announced that it will create and develop a unique five-star hotel resort to be located along the majestic shoreline of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK). Inspired by the Emirate’s diverse and spectacular natural habitats, the resort will encompass a luxurious and enriching experience, with an instantly recognisable symbol situated at its very heart, the ‘Grand Shell’. This unique free-standing sculpture symbolises the intent of the resort, housing world-class amenities for hotel guests, and visitors alike.