ISLAMABAD: The soft launch of the One Constitution Avenue, which encompasses five-star Grand Hyatt Hotel, luxury apartments and a shopping centre, was held on Saturday evening at the site near the Convention Centre.
The ceremony was hosted by Abdul Hafeez and Abdul Majeed, the CEO and the chairperson of the Bismillah Group.
Guests, including figures from the worlds of commerce and industry, mingled freely with each other around the still-under construction facility. The Grand Hyatt will provide all the facilities of a top-notch hotel complex including the first ever high-rise tower hotel in Pakistan, along with a residential apartment building and a shopping mall. The complex is spread over 13.5 acres and the entire project is due for completion by June 2014.
People at the event termed the complex a great addition to the city. “I was anxiously waiting for high-rise buildings to come to the city,” said local resident Adnan Ahmed.
Some said that the hotel would provide job opportunities for hundreds of people, which is a positive sign.
Munawar Mughal, Chairperson of the Founder Group of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, appreciated “this great addition in the federal capital”. He was hopeful that good job opportunities would be generated by the complex.
Jinnah Super Market President Ijaz Abbasi said, “The Grand Hyatt could become a landmark for Islamabad.”
Special Assistant to Prime Minister Shahnaz Wazir Ali was also present at the occasion.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 21st, 2012.
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