Design for Dubai's first Andaz hotel to be inspired by Emirati culture

Design for Dubai's first Andaz hotel to be inspired by Emirati culture
Published: 26 August 2019 - 7:11 a.m.

Dubai's first Andaz Hotel is set to open at the beginning of December complete with an interior design concept that is rooted in the local culture and craft.

The interiors is designed by Glintmeijer Design Studio (GDS), a boutique hospitality design firm led by Gerard Glintmeije.

Located in the heart of the Palm Jumeirah, the two 15-storey towers that make up the Andaz Dubai The Palm sit on a 300m private beach, and are set to house 217 guest rooms as well as 116 individually conceptualised designer residences. According to the hotel, each of the guest rooms will be centred around contemporary Arabic arts and crafts.

The hotel's design will pay homage to the city's young design culture, focusing on traditional crafts found across the Emirates such as textiles inspired by Sadu, geometrical embroidery on hand-woven fabrics across the property, as well as beds with indulating wooden canopies reminiscent of bedouin tents.

Inspired by the sun, the entrance to the property consists of a visual language of shadows and colour typical to the region, alongside contemporary art pieces that will showcase up and coming local artists.

The hotel will offer five dining venues, as well as the Andaz Lounge which is created as an 'anti-office' for guests and residents, with a design that evokes a cosy den complete with plush seating, large tables and a library.

Andaz Dubai The Palm will also offer a 590m2 of multifunctional events space featuring a show-kitchen, meeting rooms, living room and a spacious terrace overlooking the beach. The versatile space is able to accomodate an array of events, from corporate meetings to parties.

The 14th floor of the hotel will feature a spa as well as a pool area embellished with vibrant tiles that form a contemporary mosaic alingside four palm tree-inspired umbrellas designed by Emirati artist Khalid Shafar.

The hotel is set to open on 1 December 2019.

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