atlantis - the palm
The world famous Atlantis, The Palm is located at the crown of the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. It was the first hotel to be built on the island and although it is themed on the myth of Atlantis it includes distinctive Arabian elements. Atlantis, The Palm is one of the most luxurious hotel resorts in the world attracting many international celebrities and wealthy visitors.
Spread across 47 hectares, Atlantis, The Palm contains 1539 luxurious guest rooms. With the likelihood of rising water levels and considering the harsh climate, the engineers Norr Consultants selected RAK Ceramics’ Travertine Series. With very low water absorption (less than 0.05%) the series is highly durable ensuring the tiles last longer than normal porcelain tiles. The tile also has high resistance to scratches, heat and stains. A total of 150,000 m² has been installed on both interior and exterior floors. The resemblance of Travertine Series to natural stone complemented the traditional Arabic interiors.
The construction management team at Atlantis, The Palm was delighted with the quality and finish of the Travertine Series and in particular RAK Ceramics’ ability to produce the large quantities of tiles required in a quick timeframe, saving a significant amount of time and money during the construction phase.