Invited by the Owner and Operator to design a contemporary boutique business hotel in the UAE, the project was to bridge the gap between the legacy of their vernacular architecture and state-of-the-art amenities. To assure the goal was achieved, material, finish and furnishing selection was crucial. Local patterns, artwork and accessories were meticulously researched and implemented throughout the hotel design to confirm the desired aesthetic.
Beyond achieving the Owner’s visual sensibilities, Perkins+Will reviewed and put together recommendations for the space planning to ensure it met both international and Operator design standards. By proposing modular guestroom types the hotel areas were able to be programmed efficiently, with multiple configurations derived from the Operator’s developed set of design standards.