HBA Dubai / Hirsch Bedner Associates, interior design, was responsible for the renovation of Grand Hyatt Dubai including the Living Room Lounge & Bar.
The harmonious mix of diverse cultures spanning the Middle East, Europe, and Asia living and working together in Dubai inspired the Living Room concept.
“Dubai is such a vibrant and culturally rich city that we did not have to look far for inspiration for the Living Room,” said Michelle Evans managing associate, HBA Dubai.
“To design a bar and lounge that offers the ultimate guest experience, we took cues from Arabic rhythms and patterns and fused them with luxurious materials while maintaining the high quality standards of the Grand Hyatt brand.”
The Living Room is made up of four distinct lounges linked together by a series of portals offering glimpses between rooms. Each lounge has a different color scheme, although all are bold and harmonious through the use of luxe velvets and leathers to finish the space.
The “live kitchen” is a stand out feature, showcasing chefs in their working environment.
The Sunken Lounge is the heart of the space. Each of the rooms emanate from this central entry point. The Velvet Lounge takes inspiration from the Middle East’s love of color. Space incorporates vivid hues of purples and magenta with a hint of gold along with velvets and richly patterned fabrics.
The European Lounge has Louis VX chairs upholstered in modern day fabrics and pearlized leathers with black lacquer frames. The architectural colors are white on white, which is carried through in the large oil paintings on aluminum metal by Julia Brooker. The room is punctuated by tones of grey and vivid orange.
The Chinese Lounge is bold and strong with vibrant reds and blacks. The space is punctuated with oversized heavily adorned chandeliers in crystal and velvet. The chandeliers were sourced from a local supplier, Petals, known for its flamboyant designs.
In addition to the Living Room Lounge & Bar, HBA has renovated two other spaces in Grand Hyatt Dubai – the Ahasees Spa & Club and Al Manzil Residence.