From the outside it is an absolute architecture art masterpiece but it is from the inside where the magic happens. This new interior design project is absolutely marvelous and screams the design studio‘s aesthetic and has its trademark all of the entire modern design project. Zaha Hadid‘s boutique hotel project in Dubai is a boundary-breaking luxury design!
“This was the first hotel that Hadid had ever designed from A to Z,” says Stefan Viard, General Manager of ME Dubai. “After her death, Zaha Hadid Architects was very involved in making sure that everything was perfect, in order to preserve her legacy.”
Located in The Opus, one of the most highly anticipated buildings of 2020, Dubai’s ME by Meliá hotel is a stunning representation of its designer’s work. As Zaha Hadid’s final hotel project before her untimely death in 2016, the Pritzker prize-winning architect lent her signature futuristic architectural style to the property.
The boutique hotel has 93 rooms and officially opened to the public during the month of March. Its curves, sharp angles and bold colors used in lighting and furniture design, help for an utter statement design that does the wonders of those that lay eyes in it. Even simple areas such as the lobby and reception are absolutely wonderful, filled with stunning elements that gloriously, give a very luxurious and artsy aesthetic. Everything was designed or picked by Zaha Hadid herself before her death, even bespoke objects and furniture of the 19 luxury suites, that had approved all the designs.
“Because of the undulating shape of The Opus, each room came out slightly differently,” adds Viard. “The bathrooms, for instance, couldn’t all be the same – some are smaller – but we were still able to add walk-in wardrobes and create a distinct character for each room.”
The Opus spans 2,000,000 square feet and comprises two separate towers that connect in the form of a cube, forming a ‘carved’ central void, which appears to hover above the ground and provides dramatic views of the atrium below. From the outside, you might notice that weird angles of each glass piece, which had to be made individually, due to its weird shape. ME Dubai has three luxury restaurants – including the Paul Bishop-designed Central – and there are a further 15 dining options in The Opus including the recently opened Japanese restaurant Roka, which has an award-winning flagship in London.