The One & Only Resort on the Palm is one of my favorite hotels in Dubai for its lobby and guestroom design as well as its lighting. After the half hour long drive down the Palm to reach its furthest point you realize it is such a refreshing and remote getaway in the heart of Dubai.
Its not often that my jaw drops to drool when I walk into a hotel, in fact I find most of the time my jaw drops in fear when I see some tragic, out of date or cheap Hotel interiors. Fortunately in Dubai amongst the plethora of rush jobs you can find some real gems.
The resort interiors were designed by WA International who seamlessly brought a feminine and Andalusian touch to the environment. “The aim was to create a resort-style hotel typical of the One & Only genre, with influences from Andalusian culture,” says Helen Skea, associate, WA International. “We were inspired by the Alhambra-style exterior created by DSA Architects and made use of detailing from the same period, but added a modern touch with an asymmetrical setting, instead of the formal style normally associated with that era. We also used more contemporary finishes, like highly polished timbers, embossed metals and acid-etched decorative-glass designs throughout.”
Most of the lighting was by Preciosa who did many fixtures from Blown glass or laser cut metal.
What is your favorite hotel design in Dubai?
~Laura of Arabia~