Tarh & Afarinesh: Shortlisted for the Hotel Over 200 Rooms (Global) Award

design et al are delighted to announce the successful shortlist for Tarh & Afarinesh in the IH&P Awards 2015 for the Hotel Over 200 Rooms (Global) Award.


Adjacent to Tehran’s International Airport (IKIA) is located this cluster hotel with 500 rooms. As the first airport hotel in the country, IKIA hotel is developed on a land plot of 27’000 m2 opposite to the main passenger terminal of Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA). The project is a part of the newly developed airport cities positioned 35 km to the southwest of Tehran adjacent to Tehran-Qom and Tehran-Saveh highway.



The hotel is designed as a cluster hotel inclusive of a hotel with 196 rooms and 296 rooms making a total area of nearly 55’000 m2. The two hotels have common service areas, but separated guest and public areas; yet the public areas are connected through a corridor linking the two lobbies. The building consists of 12 levels including 2 basements for parking, service, and back of the house areas; two levels for public areas, including lobbies, coffee shops, ballroom, multi-purpose meeting rooms, crew lounge, playground, and separated health centres for men and women; a mezzanine for service and admin areas; and 7 guest floors.


The guestrooms and suites are designed as per standards of an international hospitality group and designed under international standards. Much consideration was given to the design details and commitment to design concept and there are a variety of materials in the façade and interiors. Walls and large surfaces have been courageously coloured in brilliant pink, purple, yellow, and green colours.