Architecture and interior design firm, Design Haus Medy (DHM), has announced the completion of the redesign and refurbishment of the Mercure Gold Hotel on Al Mina Road, Dubai.
The design brief was centred on the concept of “movement and continuous evolution”. With the scope of work covering an area of approximately 800 sq m, DHM creative director, Medy Navani, said that besides a simple and functional refurbishment, the redesign aimed to enlarge the lobby waiting area, to bring identity into the design and to structure the flow of guests throughout the hotel.
“One’s very first step into the lobby of a hotel should give the feeling of spaciousness and luxury of a grand hotel, where the guest is the main focus point. We achieved this in the Mercure Gold by introducing a royal blue carpet, which marks the directions of the flow of key foot traffic, as well as separates waiting zones into comfortable islands,” said Navani.
He added that the design concept was connected to the idea of Dubai’s continuous flow of movement, with its rapidly changing environment and unique transformation of people lives.
“Repetitive golden elements are wrapped around existing columns, and continue their movement through all the furniture pieces, and the reception desk reminds one of a ‘frozen stage’ during continuous transformation,” he said.
“Parametric design is spread from the lobby into an all day dining area, evolving the straight golden colour elements into flower-like wooden arms, shaping interesting forms that clad the columns. The all day dining area was designed as a flexible environment, with around 120 seating places that can be easily transformed into a wedding hall, or private celebration facility”, Navani added.