The guest suites are designed to blend tradition and Arabian influence and hospitality with modern amenities. A large iron-studded wood door is the first indication that what lies ahead is a unique five star experience. Four poster, canopied beds and Persian carpets are all part of this villa environment. Each suite contains an oversized tub surrounded by worn sandstone and pebbled glass as well as a private balcony.
Very little written documentation exists on specific Qatari architectural detailing. The team worked closely with the local architectural group to undertake research and get all the detailing correct. The goal was to produce a sense of place while at the same time making this a five star international destination. This meant creating a balance between five star amenities and authenticity. The guest suites are an example of how the latest technology and amenities were combined with traditional furnishings and detailing to create a luxurious and authentic environment.
The challenge in designing a property like this was to balance the needs of the contemporary luxury traveler with the desire to create an authentic sense of place. Care was taken to balance clean, modern details as seen in the bathrooms and terraces, with what is local to Qatari culture. It is also imperative that the theme doesn’t outweigh the timelessness and international appeal of the property.