Location: Oud Metha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Status: Completed, June, 2000 | Built Up Area: 203,000 ft² | Market Sector: Hospitality
Services Provided: Architectural Design, Civil Engineering, Construction Supervision, MEP Design
The Movenpick hotel is one of the more classically decadent designs in DAR’s project history. Initially designed for the Holiday Inn chain, the design is neo-classical, with modern elements adding fresh touches to the project. The exterior indicates these attributes, with a series of dramatic archways, canopies, copper, and gold colored aluminum balustrades, all with ornately detailed features. The façade is an introduction to the classically designed interior, which houses a U-shaped grand staircase that is situated in the center and greets guests. The entire lobby is an atrium-like format, with the unique feature of guest room windows facing into vast space. The ground floor hosts the main all-day dining, as well as a multipurpose hall with a hydraulic stage that comes from the basement to the ground level. The project is a very classically opulent addition to Dubai’s array of architectural styles.