Dubai based MMAC Design Associates has recently been appointed as interior designer on two large multiple brand 5, 4 & 3 star hotel projects located in the heart of Saudi Kingdom.
The first project, which is developed in Makkah by Umm Al Qura, is located within one of the most important and ambitious projects currently underway in the Kingdom, the King Abdul Aziz Road Development (KAAR) stretches over almost 4 km from the western entrance of Makkah all the way to the Jabal Omar project. It covers an area of over 1.2million square metres, with hotels, residential and commercial towers situated on both sides. MMAC are tasked with designing the interiors of the luxurious 383 key 5* Kempinski Hotel and a trendy 392 key 4* Embassy by Hilton property in addition to the adjoining Residential Tower.
“We are extremely proud to have been chosen by lead design consultants Omrania to work with them on this momentous development,” said Managing Director of MMAC, Christian Merieau. “Our design will be appreciated by visitors from every corner of the globe, as they visit the holy city.” He added: “Projects of this scale and in such prestigious location don’t come up very often, so naturally we are thrilled to be involved in helping create history.”
MMAC Design Associates will also be working on the interior design of three prestigious Starwood properties within the Al Widyan project in Riyadh. The trio of hotel properties will comprise of a 242 key 5* Westin Hotel and 93 key Westin branded residences plus the first 201 key 3* Element by Westin Hotel in KSA. Scheduled to open in 2022, they will see the return of the Westin marque to the Kingdom. Al Widyan is a 7-million square metre mixed-use development strategically situated in the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD). The hotel project is the creation of the Spanish architects TYPSA for Al Akaria Saudi Real Estate Company (SRECO) and represents ‘building for the future’ - focussing on the wellness of those who will live and work within this visionary project.
“This was a perfect opportunity for us to showcase the creative talents of our award-winning design team. We are fully aligned with the vision of Al Akaria – the client and are excited to be a part of a great team of consultants led by the Spanish architectural giants TYPSA,” said Anil Mangalat, Design Director of MMAC. “Our concept is based on the principles of Biophilic design – a theme that is ingrained in The Westin brand,” he added.