Global architecture and design firm Woods Bagot has been awarded an interior design contract for the Middle East’s first 25hours Hotel.
The firm has been commissioned by Dubai World Trade Centre to provide full interior design services for 25hours Dubai Hotel, the company’s debut location in the region and first outside Europe.
The hotel operator, formed in 2003 with ten locations in six cities, will work closely with Woods Bagot on the project, which is located within the Dubai World Trade Centre’s One Central development.
Richard Fenne, principal and studio chair of Woods Bagot’s Dubai studio, said: “This commission demonstrates our capabilities in hospitality design to meet complex and challenging briefs.
“We are excited to be working with a brand like 25hours Hotels as it continues to push boundaries and grow into new markets.”
The four-star hotel comprises 434 rooms and will include four restaurants, a café, a concept store, a pool bar, a spa, a gym, and meeting rooms.
The hotel will also feature a Monkey Bar, which was first opened at the 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin and which has now become a signature part of the brand around the world.
Woods Bagot will work closely with 25hours Hotels’ creative team, known as the ‘Extra Hour Lab’, to complete the project ahead of its 2020 opening. The hotel will be operated by France-based AccorHotels.
Christoph Hoffmann, CEO, 25hours Hotels, said: “The 25hours Hotel for Dubai is an exciting first on many levels. Apart from being our first destination outside of Europe, it is the first development in cooperation with our partner AccorHotels and will be the largest hotel for the brand.
“At the moment we are at a stage where we are learning a lot about a new market and culture, as we hope to cope with the regional climate. 25hours Dubai Hotel will be a unique hotel reflecting the spirit and international attitude of Dubai.”