ME Hotel Dubai
Friday 08 Aug 2014


Omniyat, a leading developer in the Middle East, recently unveiled the renderings for the interiors of the Middle East's first ‘ME by Melia' Hotel. Designed by Zaha Hadid, the hotel will be located inside her Opus development in Dubai. The Opus, in Burf Khalifa District, will feature signature interiors by Hadid as well as limited edition furniture pieces. The exterior was also designed by the renowned architect.

The renderings unveiled by Omniyat detail the unique interiors of the ME Hotel lobby, the vertical café, the lounges and the reception area. Mahdi Amjad, Omniyat Executive Chairman and CEO commented: "These images convey the remarkably inventive quality of Zaha's work; expressing a sculptural sensibility that reinvents the balance between solid and void, opaque and transparent, interior and exterior."

Hadid has designed a sequence of dramatic event spaces for the ME Hotel. Shaped by functional and programmatic considerations, yet dependent on the overriding formal language of the design, the interiors express Hadid's investigations into the concepts of fluidity and of seamless spatial flow.

The ME by Melia hotel will feature Michelin star restaurants, lounges and cafés across an area of 250,000 sq. ft, with entertainment options selected from the best in the Middle East, New York, Miami, London and Las Vegas, according to Amjad.

This outstanding new project exemplifies the unique artistic vision of the award-winning architect. Combining innovative design concepts and engineering with materials of the highest quality, The Opus reflects Zaha Hadid's enchanting world of design. The clarity of the architecture's formal composition and bespoke interiors give The Opus a truly unique identity. Amjad added: "We expect the architectural quality and experience of The Opus in downtown Dubai to be a premier destination for visitors to the city, especially those who value originality, experience and design."

Gabriel Escarrer, Vice Chairman and CEO of Meliá Hotels International added: "You always expect to be surprised by Zaha Hadid's designs, but the renderings for the Opus building and ME Dubai go beyond what we could ever have anticipated.  Alongside the unique Aura Service offered by the ME brand and the Michelin star restaurants and bars in the property, there's no doubt that ME Dubai will raise the bar for Dubai's hotel supply."

Zaha Hadid Architects

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