INTERIORS REVEALED FOR 1960S-INSPIRED WALDORF ASTORIA HOTEL IN DUBAI
The interior design behind the Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre has been revealed, taking inspiration from iconic architecture, lifestyle and mid-modern style of the 1960s. The hotel is set to open later this summer.
The interiors have been designed by American architecture and design firm Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart (SRSS), while Dubai-based LW Design Group handled the design for the two main dining and social venues in the hotel; Bull & Bear and St Trop.
“The hotel’s design has been heavily influenced by the 1960s – a revolutionary movement, pioneered in New York, when new ideas flourished and people dared to experiment. We wanted to honour this decade with every line, shape, colour and form, with the hope that our guests will have the opportunity to experience an era gone by,” said Victor Chalfoun, general manager for Waldorf Astoria DIFC.
The elegant interiors will take guests back to the 1960’s “Mad Men” era – when New York city brimmed with a unique energy, and bustled with ambitious personalities.
Set across the 18th to 55th floors of the Burj Daman development, the building style is reminiscent of Madison and 5th Avenue in New York during the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Embracing the personality, panache and elegance of this period, the ultra-modern structure bears clean lines and crisp architectural elements which evoke a subtle glamour.
Complementing the minimalist furniture and multifunctional design is a mix of materials handpicked to ensure a slick, contemporary look. Marble, Ebony, Walnut, Brass and Bronze have all been used across the space to add to the “luxurious” feel of the hotel. Read more
Source: Commercial Interior Design