Hos­pi­tal­ity - Ho­tel GAJ Mysk Al Mouj

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Lo­cated in the heart of The Wave Muscat de­vel­op­ment in Oman, this project is the flag­ship ho­tel for the Mysk Ho­tels by Shaza group. From the early stages, it was im­por­tant to the de­sign­ers and the client that the ho­tel was invit­ing, fresh and dis­tinc­tive – and this is what guided the de­sign ap­proach.

Oman is a very open and wel­com­ing coun­try and the op­er­a­tor wanted to ex­plore ways in which tra­di­tional el­e­ments could be used within the build­ing while also giv­ing the ho­tel a con­tem­po­rary look.

The de­sign­ers drew on the coun­try’s rich tra­di­tions, such as or­nate jew­ellery, elab­o­rate em­broi­dery and tra­di­tional cloth­ing, and thought­fully trans­lated them into el­e­ments through­out the ho­tel – in­clud­ing the brightly coloured floor cov­er­ings in­spired by the pat­terns of lo­cal dress, and art­work on the walls fea­tur­ing im­pos­ing forts and wo­ven tex­tiles. The de­sign nar­ra­tive blends con­tem­po­rary style with the past to cre­ate a mean­ing­ful pub­lic space.

The judges were thrilled with its el­e­gant, creative and sub­tle dis­po­si­tion. They es­pe­cially en­joyed the use of wooden beams, which ex­press ver­ti­cal­ity within a closed space and pro­vide a sense of open­ness. They also praised the de­sign lan­guage as be­ing con­sis­tent and giv­ing a re­mark­able iden­tity to the space.

Paula Evans, GAJ with Zee­shan Khan , Re­gional Sales Man­ager, Sanit ME

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