Synonymous with a new breed of contextual design, the hotel’s architectural ethos is formed around a clear commitment to environmental sustainability, featuring a climatic facade that is one of a kind. Representing Radisson Blu brand values while respecting Riyadh’s physical and cultural landscape, the new Hotel & Residence is set in the heart of the Diplomatic Quarters (DQ) in Riyadh; a peaceful oasis amidst lush and landscaped grounds of the DQ.
Visitors can dine within the comfort of the hotel at several on-site dining venues. For rest and relaxation, guests can take advantage of the health club, which boasts an outdoor swimming pool, sauna, and treatment rooms. For visitors planning a meeting, banquet or other events, the facility offers fully equipped meeting rooms.
The hotel lends itself as a playground for the senses, blending seamless design with the beauty of the DQ. The 114 designer rooms showcase a beautiful décor theme.
The main entrance is defined by a planar glazed wall giving clear views to reception and through to the water wall in the garden. The entrance itself is protected by a canopy that provides shade and a sense of arrival, located on the central link of the crank, addressing the direction travel from the entrance to the DQ. Located on an entry plaza that facilitates level access to the building, access is made from the main road via a shared surface comprising drop off, pedestrian walkway and hard landscape, further emphasizing the sense of arrival.
The hotel design is inspired by its surroundings; the dynamic forms of the floor plates introduce a human scale to the development, whilst the mass abides by the ADA regulations of the DQ and reflects the scale of the surrounding buildings, namely Block 3A, ‘Tourism’ and the ‘Pension Fund’ residential development.
Taking the inspiration from its architecture, the general ambiance of the interior design plays on the linearity of the space creating new axes and points of visual interest.