8 David T’Kint
PARTNER HBA DUBAI
Over the past 15 years, Belgian native, David T’Kint has successfully produced a portfolio of luxury, urban and lifestyle hotels with some of the best international hospitality brands. He has created distinctive and original environments during his four-year stint at HBA Dubai, where he has delivered 15 hospitality projects across the region.
HBA Dubai, which was set up as a representative office for HBA Atlanta, has grown into a full-fledged design consultancy under T’Kint’s leadership.
He leads a multicultural team of over 60 designers working on projects in new markets such as Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, UK, Russia, China, Lebanon and Indonesia.
Recently completed projects include Artyzen Sifang in Nanjing, China, as well as Ettore Sottsass’ last architectural work prior to his passing in 2007. At this year's Commercial Interior Design Awards, HBA Dubai was shortlised in the Hotel and Public Sector categories.