The architecture and interior design studio MMA Projects has designed the refined Dubai World Trade Centre Hotel by Marriott.
The project's concept developed by MMA Projects is based on a "Contemporary Minimal" style, emphasizing essential characteristics in the interiors where the design reflects a trend aligned with the preferences of a young and modern cosmopolitan international audience. An "urban style" hotel with an original curved and rounded structure, features that are carefully echoed in the interior details.
The lobby is designed as a large open area, where spaces are divided by some solid partitions and others lighter, never clearly defining the areas, ensuring the open-space fluidity typical of a modern style. Privacy, increasingly sought by guests, is guaranteed by the careful choice of furnishings and bookshelves adorning the lobby.
The impactful modern lobby welcomes guests to a faster and more fluid space, thanks to a reception characterized by "fractioned" counters, in response to a new trend in the informal hospitality requested by the Marriott Group. The minimal style characterizing the entire project is seen in the reception counters, where a black sheet metal is inserted into a volume. In the background, a metal strip represents the stylized skyline of Dubai.
The ground floor open space also includes a media pods area, a communal table area, and a sitting area, which creates a smart and glamorous environment with ample spaces for working and socializing. The hall serves as a multifunctional space that welcomes and becomes a place to pause. MMA Projects has also designed a grocery store offering essential goods within the Dubai World Trade Centre Hotel.
On the ground floor, within the Food & Beverage section, there is a lounge bar and an All-Day Dining restaurant. The restaurant, which surprises customers with its high ceilings, is a bar distinguished by a design concept inspired by the world of sports, featuring vibrant and impactful color choices and the contrasts of yellows and blacks in the selection of seating and lighting. At the entrance of the sports’ bar, a chalk wall hosts various sports symbols from around the world, while the interior walls are adorned with rugby, soccer, basketball balls, moving on to a baseball bat and historic Formula 1 cars.
From the All-Day Dining restaurant and the sports bar, a glass wall showcases the show-cooking. The unique aspect is the olive color of the chosen fabrics, complementing the iron grid that allows light to permeate from the outside and allows glimpses of the restaurant from the exterior. The sliding walnut slat wall provides access to the buffet area during various communal moments like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Clean lines are evident in the chandeliers and wall paneling.
Heading to the first floor, a meeting room for events and business meetings, as well as a pre-functional area for coffee breaks, has been developed for the clientele.The wellness and fitness area are located on the top floor, featuring a spa and a gym, while the communal pool is situated on the rooftop terrace, complete with an outdoor living area and a lounge bar. The urban style is evident in the gym, where the interior design is crafted with black rope stripes adorned with yellow writings.
The Dubai World Trade Centre Hotel offers 203 rooms and 11 suites, spread across six of the eight floors of the building. The rooms are spacious and bright, reflecting the international mood intended for the structure in the choice of colors, materials, shapes, and furnishings. A distinctive feature of the Dubai World Trade Centre Hotel rooms is the simplicity and cleanliness with which they are designed, decorated with geometrically laid-out wallpapers that bring order and linearity to the environment. The curvature is also reflected in the corridors, with lighting following the line set by the structure.
INTERIORS: MATERIALS, FINISHES AND COLORS
The "Contemporary Minimal" style is reflected in the furnishings' metal structures and the used materials such as concrete, cool colors, and LED lights in the decorative wall lighting. Other materials characterizing the project include white-painted brick, colored fabrics, and blown glass for circular lamps.
Cool colors dominate throughout the internationally inspired structure, with a scale of grays and blacks contrasted with gold used to finish the details. A "splash" of green adds a breath of freshness amid the cool tones of the lobby.