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THE YAS HOTEL
Wednesday 15 Dec 2010
Jestico + Whiles design luxury hotel overlooking Formula 1 racetrack
The Yas Hotel consists of 252 deluxe and 247 executive bedrooms and combines spectacular architectural design with innovative technology in an unparalleled position overlooking the Yas Marina, Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. The design consists of an undulating cloak of transparent panels which stretch between two elliptical towers of the hotel. The aerodynamic building form evokes marine imagery of the Arabian Gulf and the curvilinear appearance of the Formula 1 cars and the race track.
Working in collaboration with Asymptote of New York, Jestico + Whiles was appointed as interior designers and has created a calming and sophisticated interior to complement the frenetic speed of the Grand Prix. The Grand Prix circuit divides the hotel into two wings. The first phase, Land Side Wing includes a range of guest suites and a set of specialist restaurants. The second phase, Water Side Wing is situated in the Marina itself and includes the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Suites, a restaurant, ballroom and café. Contemporary and well considered natural materials have been used throughout the interior of the hotel, which enhances the lively and comforting environment. Pure white quartz, Carrara marble tiles and bronze mirrors have been selected in bedrooms and bathrooms and fine oak joinery is shaped in reference to the form of wind filled sails of local boats.