Topic: hotels

Restored historic buildings in Sharjah to open as hotel in September

A Shurooq and General Hotel Management heritage-inspired hotel located in the largest historical preservation site in Sharjah, UAE, will open its doors on 1 September 2018, Construction Week Online reported. The five-star Al Bait resort is made up of restored houses once home … More

Opening delayed for Zaha Hadid-designed ME by Melia hotel in Dubai

The opening of the Middle East’s first ME by Meliá hotel, which is located within the Zaha Hadid-designed The Opus in Dubai, has been delayed until the fourth quarter of 2019. The hotel, which was originally scheduled to open at the end of … More

Atkins-designed Jumeirah Beach Hotel closes for renovation

Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Hotel, designed by WS Atkins, has closed for renovation works over the summer, with plans to reopen in October later this year. The ongoing works are part of a two-year renovation programme where the hotel is expected to refurbish 425 … More

Images revealed for Foster + Partner’s hotel and residential project on Dubai Canal

Dubai-based developer Omniyat has announced a new five star hotel and luxury apartments project set on Dubai Canal, designed by UK giants Foster + Partners. Private Residences, will be managed by Dorchester Collection- the second project to be managed by the luxury operators. … 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

Hotel operators need to understand retrofitting, experts say

It is important that hotel operators are mature in their approach in understanding retrofits in the Middle East market, experts said. Stuart McGregor, GM, Trans Gulf Electromechanical, said that the maturity of the group who is doing the refurb is quite important. “I … 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

LW Design uses traditional Japanese techniques for Miyako refurbishment

LW Design has completed the interior refurbishment for Japanese restaurant, Miyako in  Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dubai’s Deira neighbourhood. Shou Sugi Ban – the ancient Japanese technique of charring timber to preserve it – is the main inspiration for the materials used in Miyako. … More

Designers need to be more involved in post contract work says Paul Bishop of Bishop Design

Designers and architects discussed the rigidity of hotel star ratings and the need for more involvement during post contract stage during the designMENA Summit advisory panel. Justin Wells of Woods Bagot commented that the DTCM (Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing)’s rigid guidelines … More

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