Topic: hotel design

Technology and biophilia is the future for Middle East-based hotels says Diane Thorsen of Perkins+Will

The only constant in the hospitality space is that hotels are constantly changing. At Perkins+Will we especially like this quote from Winston Churchill:  ‘We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.’  The quote mirrors our ethos, as we always look at the end … More

GAJ completes interiors for Sundus Rotana in Muscat

Godwin Austen Johnson Architects (GAJ) has completed the interior design for the Sundus Rotana in Muscat, Oman – inspired by the country’s surrounding landscape, textiles and traditions. Primarily aimed at business travelers, the hotel offers a total of 215 rooms, with focus on … More

Not having a hotel background has shaped Bulgari resort’s design language

The absence of a hotel background has helped shape Bulgari Resorts around the world as design and architecture-led properties, said Silvio Ursini, executive vice president of Bulgari, in charge of Bulgari Hotels & Resorts worldwide. “We don’t come from a hotel background which is … More

Case study: Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Dubai designed by WA International

Commercial Interior Design exclusively previews Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Business Bay. The hotel boasts 298 guestrooms, including 65 suites each with Burj Khalifa or Dubai Water Canal views. The design, led by Dubai-based interior design firm WA International, entices with its modern, but distinctly local interiors … More

Zaha Hadid Architects, Arcplus and Wilson Associates announce strategic alliance

Zaha Hadid Architects, Arcplus and Wilson Associates have just announced a strategic alliance, which will see the three firms collaborate on a number of projects with one luxury hotel already underway. Zaha Hadid Architects continues to redefine architecture with a repertoire of designs across … More

Exclusive preview: Take a first look inside the new Renaissance Downtown Hotel In Business Bay, designed by Dubai-based Wa International

Renaissance Hotels, part of Marriott International, has just opened its second property in the Middle East. Commercial Interior Design and designMENA exclusively preview the interiors designed by Dubai-based interior design firm WA International. The design entices with its modern, but distinctly local interiors and numerous … More

Designers and hotel experts discuss changes in hospitality design at round table discussion

The design landscape is constantly changing, and today hotels are incorporating looks with functionality in equal measure. Here, interior designers and operators discuss the latest trends. Designing hotels and resorts in the region is a serious business; interior designers have to create a … More

Top new products for hospitality projects

Commercial Interior Design rounds up some of the latest product launches for the hospitality projects. This month, we have looked at some of the latest trends in hotel design, from outdoor furniture to “Instagram-able spaces”. Read the full feature here.  Justin Wells of … More

U+A Architects discuss interiors for St Regis Dubai Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club

Eileen Jaffary, head of interior design at U+A Architects, writes about the studio’s latest project – St Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club. Defining hospitality in the Middle East, and in Dubai particularly, is challenging as we are living in a … More

Saar Zafrir’s Provocateur Berlin hotel pays homage to 20s Parisian glamour

Interior designer Saar Zafrir unveils his latest hotel project, Provocateur Berlin. The recently-opened Provocateur Berlin pays homage to 1920’s Parisian glamour with sensual and intricate interiors designed by Saar Zafrir, an Amsterdam-based interior designer, specialising in hospitality design. The property is the city’s … More

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