The design team appointed took the hotel’s natural surrounding as their inspiration for the new look. Beige tones were added to bring the warmth of the desert into the rooms and thick carpets used to replicate the feeling of sand beneath the feet.
Wanting to add an unusual focal point in the rooms, the design team also created headboards inspired ancient Arabic mashrabiyas – the term given to a type of projecting oriel window enclosed by carved wood lattice work.
As one of Dubai’s oldest hotels in a traditional area of the city the challenge, according to group general manager Hosni A Hadi, was to create a neo-Arabic style that didn’t stray too far from the hotel’s character but instead added a slight modern feel. The result was a room that fuses heavily framed mirrors and curved furniture to create a classic feel tempered by the use of soft purple velvet bed throws muted drapery and ivory accents for a contemporary look.
‘’At some point in a hotel’s lifecycle it must undergo a facelift to modernise the rooms and facilities and to revive tired areas’’ said Hadi. ‘’We are very pleased with the new look of the rooms and are now in the final planning stages for the refurbishment of the lobby and cafe areas’’
The second phase of the hotel’s refurbishment plan, which will commence this summer, will include the lobby area and the cafe.
Located in the heart of Deira overlooking the Dubai Creek the Carlton Tower Hotel Dubai is a popular accommodation option for those looking to be based in the business, banking and shopping area of the city.
Carlton Group of Hotels, Resorts & Spa is owned by The First Investor Group, which is a progressive, innovative and dynamic company involved in hotel operations, consulting, technical services assistance and strategic planning. As well as its property in Dubai the Carlton Group of Hotels has already spread its wings for growth by opening its second hotel Imperial Palace in Amman Jordan and is poised to open a third hotel in Bahrain.
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