9 Christ ian Merieau

FOUND­ING PART­NER MMAC DE­SIGN AS­SO­CIATES

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With 30 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in in­te­rior de­sign, Chris­tian Merieau qual­i­fied as an in­te­rior ar­chi­tect in Geneva, Switzer­land. He re­lo­cated to Dubai in 2005 as man­ag­ing di­rec­tor for a well-known in­ter­na­tional de­sign firm. Af­ter nearly 20 years with this firm, de­sign­ing projects for in­ter­na­tional ho­tel op­er­a­tors such as Hy­att, IHG, Mil­len­nium, Rezi­dor, Rose­wood, Mar­riott, Star­wood and Ac­cor, Merieau launched MMAC De­sign As­so­ciates with part­ner, Anil Man­galat. The Dubai-based in­te­rior de­sign con­sul­tancy spe­cialises in mid-scale and lux­ury hospi­tal­ity de­sign. He has also helped drive the growth of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Pro­fes­sional In­te­rior De­sign­ers (APID) since 2009 as an ex­ec­u­tive board mem­ber.

Merieau has worked on al­most 50 ho­tel projects. Up­com­ing projects in­clude sev­eral five- and four-star prop­er­ties by Kempin­ski and Hilton in the US$1.75bn King Ab­dul Aziz Road devel­op­ment in Makkah and Westin prop­er­ties in Al Aquarya in Riyadh. In Dubai, the firm is work­ing on Rove ho­tels in four UAE lo­ca­tions. Among their re­cently com­pleted projects is the Al Ma­nara, a Lux­ury Col­lec­tion

Ho­tel, in Saraya Aqaba, Jor­dan, short­listed in the Ho­tel de­sign cat­e­gory at the 2018 CID Awards. MMAC's Rasha Al-Tekreeti took home the award in the Young In­te­rior De­signer of the Year cat­e­gory.

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