3 STAR HOTEL
From the sands and seas of Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea development, emerges a vernacular 3-Star LEED Gold hotel located on the peninsula of the Amaala Staff Village masterplan, where sea views are visible to the North and South. Conceptualized and developed in-house from Architecture and Interior Design to Landscape and Engineering, the hotel consists of a Main Building including back-of-house support and 5 Cluster blocks of guest rooms connected via landscaped paths from the main building.
The main building is orientated to maximize the sea views to the North for all public activities such as the all day dining, shisha lounge/juice bar, and pool facilities. The main building also includes a meeting / small conference facility plus pre-function space which may prove a good revenue generator.
The client’s brief was for the interior design to incorporate a beachy relaxed feel whilst being sensitive to the architecture, with subtle hints of modernized patterns and textures taken from the ‘Bedouin’ style.
The hotel concept captures the soft desert textures with minimalistic tones for a calm, serene feel, yet still playful enough to abstractly interpret Saudi traditional patterns and colors through furniture, feature accessories and artworks. The main driver for the design is a slightly rustic but minimalist warm palette, with layers of eclectic furniture and abstracted artworks to showcase a connection with the local cultural patterns and motifs, but in a modern way.
The space planning is practical and reflects the client’s operational brief, and in collaboration with Architecture and Landscape teams to orient the interior and exterior spaces to have sea views out to the North.