Celebrating the creative excellence and commercial viability of this one-of-a-kind project, Hotel Indigo won Best New Build category of the AHEAD awards for hospitality experience and design.

‘Travel like an explorer, stay like a local’

Part of the IHG group, Hotel Indigo are known for their unique, flamboyant designs, drawing inspiration from each location’s culture. With a mission statement to ‘Travel like an explorer. Stay like a local’ the Hotel Indigo Dubai actions this to a tee.

CID was one of the first to show a sneak peek of how vivacious colours and rich textures and detailed artworks reflect local culture. Accentuated by natural light flowing into the rooms, Shisha lamps, Dali-esque ships murals and 20th century travel are key features in the décor resulting in a lively yet relaxing atmosphere.


Bathroom Brief

The brief for spa-style bathrooms designed to allow guests to relax and unwind whilst never losing touch of the local culture meant materials needed to emulating the surrounding environment.

To create a modern yet authentic local look and feel a variety of products were brought together in the full bathroom supply. The modern cross handles of a bespoke-finished bronze basins mixer blends the lines between modern and traditional, whilst contrasting beautifully against the mother of pearl finish mosaics – representing the pearl diving history of the region. The warm metallic tone of the copper bush-hammered inset basin and Vintage bronze basins both compliment the carved wooden stands and emulate the sand dunes of outer surroundings.

Indulgent Design

The wall hung WC maintains a sleek look, as wall hung pans will always create an illusion of space. Paired with a white  flush plate, these items blend seamlessly into the backdrop of the mosaics whilst the toilet roll holder and bidet spray naturally coordinate to all brassware for a streamlined scheme. The 300mm showerhead offers guests an indulgent rain-shower experience, with a secondary handheld shower option for customisable showering. The shower valve coordinates to the basin mixer, with a slide rail for a customisable experience and handy washing line for guests. All items perfectly coordinate to the bronzed leather-effect wall coverings in some suites, and contrast against decedent iridescent tiling.

Bathtubs are provided to contemplate the day in most rooms; suites include a freestanding Bagnoquartz Matt White bathtub whilst standard rooms use a popular acrylic inset option – cosily placed within the showering area for a steam room effect. 

An Experience

This conveniently located, four-star hotel hosts 280 rooms across 19 floors in the heart of Downtown, just a stone’s throw away from The Dubai Mall and The Dubai Design District (d3). Contemporary Emirati elements are artfully fused into the design keeping the distinctive local personality of the hotel ever present; paired with the attention to detail in every aspect, Hotel Indigo Dubai is an experience in itself.