Southern Sun Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE
In January 2011, Cumming’s international division was awarded an assignment to provide project and cost management services on this new Abu Dhabi project. The 23-story business-and-leisure development is located in Abu Dhabi’s Central Business District — an exclusive location that includes the city’s private airport, high-end retail stores and restaurants, and other desirable businesses. The development will encompass five themed restaurants and bars, a fitness center with a swimming pool, a sauna, indoor and outdoor lounges, a state-of-the-art business center with multiple conference and meeting rooms, and many other guest amenities. Throughout the project, the Cumming team leveraged their strong leadership skills to manage the project schedule and mitigate technical and logistical issues. They also skillfully managed urban site access, ensured that all storage needs were met, and resolved kitchen, laundry, and ID issues. These successful measures kept the project on track without delays with a 5% savings from the initial project budget. The project was completed on March 11, 2014.