(2005) Business Bay Hotel

client : DAMAC
typology : Hospitality
services : Architecture
where : Dubai, United Arab Emirates

With a built-up area of 31,588 sqm, this 18-storey mixed-use hotel property is located in front of a man-made lake in the Business Bay development.

151 guestrooms and suites as well as 67 furnished apartment units ranging from studio to 3 bedrooms are planned to ensure all users have views and balconies facing the lake. Central to this objective was the creation of a mixed circulation pattern combining a single and double loaded corridor within a Y-massing principle. Separate entrances are planned for hotel and apartment users to ensure flexibility and discretion. Traditional functions animate the double-height ground floor that combines F&B outlets with commercial shops fronting toward the North along the public exterior gallery.

A dedicated health-club level occupies the 1st floor of the hotel and takes full advantage of the views with a swimming pool function located on the east thereby providing users with privacy from the west neighbor.

The hotel function occupies the first 13 floors followed by the 5 furnished apartment levels and are both supported with a parking capacity of 192 stalls spread over the Basement and three podium levels.