ARJAAN BY ROTANA
Inspired by the fascinating desert and topography of Ras Al Khaima, the idea is to represent the continuity and movement of sand dunes in a simple yet elegant way. The color palette consists of earthy tones, with accents of copper with various tones of blue.
Creating a casual space that has an industrial feel yet modern. Selecting materials & finishes that match both the morning and the evening atmosphere.
Gateway Arjaan by Rotana 4* Hotel Apartments Guest rooms
Raha Island, Mina Al Arab, Ras Al Khaima, UAE
SCOPE OF WORK
Design Concept FF&E Selection
The story is focused on showcasing Al Sadou, the traditional Emirati weaving throughout the hotel. Moving away from the typical ‘heritage corner’ approach, a display is created in the lobby to showcase different artifacts that include finished Sadou pieces, wool rolls, tools used to weave, as well as other items. The furniture is set back to invite visitors to walk behind it and learn about the rich culture of RAK. Different photographs of Emirati women weaving wool and contemporary sadou paintings are placed in the guest rooms and corridors.
Rocky mountains, clear blue sea, and the sand tones of Ras Al Khaimah are woven together to create the fresh color palette of the guest rooms. The Sadou making story is extended from the public areas to the room and corridors to create a unifying theme for the whole hotel.
The carpet design for the guest room corridor. The concept is to represent the sand dunes movement in a contemporary way. An interesting color selection including earthy tones, shades of blues and browns to connect the corridor design to the overall design of the guest rooms.