The lobby at Address Dubai Mall... revamped.

The Address Dubai Mall, Emaar Properties’ prestigious hotel in Downtown Dubai, now has a new look following the completion of a comprehensive refurbishment programme.

The hotel reopened during the last quarter of 2018 with the Phase One launch of the revitalised and renewed design.

Linked directly to The Dubai Mall, the hotel’s initial design was delivered in March 2017 by Meyer Davis Studio, New York. Leading regional consultant SSH was contracted to formulate a proposed design to meet the client’s budget and timeline constraints in a two-phase programme:

The reception area to the spa at Address Dubai Mall.

The reception area to the spa at Address Dubai Mall.

• Three months’ full shutdown of public areas and partial guestroom refurbishment;

• Three months’ partial shutdown to complete guestroom upgrade floor-by-floor.

SSH Interior Design division was responsible for the refurbishment of public areas, guestrooms and suites, delivering detailed design and IFC documentation, while coordinating with the client and project consultants, and carrying out local sourcing of materials and value engineering.

SSH’s scope of services encompassed the following:

• Public areas: Level One – porte cochere, arrival and reception lobbies and lobby lounge; Level Two – ballroom, pre-function and meeting rooms; Level Three – business centre and meeting rooms

• Guestrooms: Levels 4-15, 243 keys plus club lounge.

“SSH congratulates Emaar and Address Dubai Mall on the full refurbishment of the property,” says Michael Byron, resident director – UAE, at SSH. “We’re thrilled that Emaar trusted us with the challenge of delivering an innovative and contemporary design within the tight constraints of the project programme. With work complete on the final phase, we hope that the renewed property provides a unique guest experience with all the luxury hallmarks Address hotels are famed for.”

Address Dubai Mall is part of Address Hotels + Resorts, the premium luxury hotel and serviced residences brand by Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties.

SSH is one of the leading master-planning, infrastructure, building design and construction supervision firms in the Middle East, with a reputation for design integrity and a portfolio that includes landmark projects throughout the region.

The firm maintains offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, London (UK), Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.  SSH has been ranked number one architecture consultancy in the Middle East, among the top 100 architects in the world, in Building Design magazine’s World Architecture 100 Survey in 2018 and 2019. It was also ranked in 91st place among ENR’s Top 225 International Design Firms for 2018. 

 SSH’s multifaceted practices include architecture, urban design and planning, landscape architecture, structural and civil engineering, MEP/building services, interior design, highway and bridge engineering, stormwater drainage, utility design, sanitary engineering, marine engineering and district cooling, in addition to high-profile project management and construction supervision services.