RMJM Architects is working with locally based Magus Designs to oversee the completion of Jumeirah Creekside Hotel.
The project is owned by Dubai Duty Free and is located in the grounds of The Aviation Club. The concept design of the hotel is by Hazel Wong.
Magus Designs is the lead interior design consultant which has created the interiors of all the areas i.e. atrium, lobby lounge, and guest rooms including the Presidential and Duplex Suites, public areas, corridors, public toilets, meeting rooms, business class lounge, roof top bar and pool deck “Cuba Bar”.
McNally Design did the concept design for the Seafood Restaurant “Blue Flame”, which was completed by Magus Designs.
The Puccini Group, a San Francisco-based company did the concept design for the All Day Dining Restaurant “Nomad”.
“Magus Designs specified and sourced all the soft furnishing, sanitaryware and furniture from quality suppliers including Sawaya Moroni (sofas designed by Zaha Hadid), Walter Knoll, Poltrona Frau, BnB Italia, Frag, Se London, Matteograssi, De Sede amongst others,” said Sheena Abraham, managing partner, Magus Designs.
“Magus Designs has overseen the implementation and project management along with the procurement for all the interiors. All the artwork by GCC artists was advised and sourced by Camelia Esmaili of l’Atelier Camelia.”
The hotel is being managed by The Jumeirah Group on behalf of Dubai Duty Free and is currently open to the public as a soft opening from July 1, 2012.
The 292-room hotel, which is expected to open in October 2012 includes eight restaurants and bars including: Blue Flame Restaurant with cooking school; Nomad three-in-one restaurant, covering an area formerly occupied by The Cellar and Rainbow Room and Cu-ba Bar, a contemporary indoor/outdoor rooftop bar.
“Separating itself from the traditional décor of hotels around Dubai today, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is bringing contemporary designs similar to the likes of modern/art hotels in trendy cities such as Paris, London or New York to Dubai, with exposed concrete walls, high glass ceilings, culturally inspired carpet designs and showcasing over 480 contemporary art pieces,” said Klaus Assmann, general manager, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel.
The hotel will also feature an art programme supporting local talent through ongoing exhibitions taking place throughout the hotel’s communal areas, showcasing over 480 artworks by 52 artists from 11 countries in the Middle East.
Other features include private beach access at Madinat Jumeirah & Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Aviation Club fitness centre and Akaru Spa and two outdoor swimming pools.
Magus Designs, a boutique interiors practice established in Dubai by David Moore in 1981, is run by Abraham who leads all design.