Winner: Leading New Hotel at Leaders in Hospitality Awards
Finalist: Best Hospitality Design Project at INDEX Architecture & Design Awards
Keeping in line with the public spaces, a similar palette of bagged gallery white walls and black and white stone flooring continue into the tea lounge. Characterized by contemporary columns, arches and mashrabiya screens, private zones are created for guest interaction. The columns are clad with black and white Arabesque style mosaic tiles. Monochrome Berber rugs define the seating areas, while comfortable sofas, casual ottomans, and etched metal artisan coffee tables dot the room. Dominating the space are clusters of high backed peacock chairs. These chairs consist of steam-curled wood and large fanned backs, which adds another layer of personality throughout. Interesting pieces of contemporary art, referencing the tea culture, are set into wall niches. Center art pieces, relating to the history of reading coffee grinds, adorn the space, while an oversized laser cut corten steel tea leaf which represents the intricate patterns of the leaf structural is on show.