Mandarin Oriental Jumeira by DesignWilkes SDN BHD

DESIGNWILKES SDN BHD have been shortlisted for Beach Hotel Award in The International Hotel and Property Awards 2020. 

While approaching in a contemporary way, DESIGNWILKES SDN BHD have layered pattern and texture in an almost Moghul sense… Mandarin Oriental has travelled to the Middle East along the Silk Road, collecting thoughts and ideas along the way. Planning was approached in the traditional Islamic style, taking the journey from the garden, through the arrival porte cochere into the enormous lobby space, with water features and walkways, stone bridges and teak decks as you arrive at the beach.

It is an urban resort, blurring the lines between inside and out. The pathway take us through a forest of light as canopies of crystal sparkle like the ocean in front. It is a giant mansion on the sandy dune, it is the Riveria of Dubai, an eclectic mix of contemporary East and West; rich on texture and reflection, from the weathered travertines to the polished timbers, subtle leathers, shimmering bronze. Linen textures, velvet, embroidery all combine to create an inviting and relaxing interior, which morphs from sandals to deck shoes and a blazer.

Patterns can be as simple as a cerused oak plank wall, or travertine laid in multi directions feeling more like a cobblestone street. The Interior design of The Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai combines a variety of influences as a reflection of the dynamic vibrant city of Dubai. One side shows the sparkling ocean and sandy beach, the other shows the metropolis of Dubai. Big Contrast. As landscape was limited, maximizing the indoor-outdoor space was critical to develop the property into what some might call an urban resort.

The stand out feature is the magical journey of walking under a canopy of light to the sparkling ocean ahead! The overall feeling is of a wonderful coastal beach mansion with a courtyard that connects to the exterior–It is the Emirati Riviera. The project has tremendous WOW factor – very Dubai. Preciosa Lighting in Czech Republic were key contributor in realizing Design Wilkes SDN BHD’s vision.


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