BurJuman branches out

Well known throughout Dubai as an exclusive shopping destination, the BurJuman Centre is now set to expand its portfolio to include luxury residences and hotels. The BurJuman Rotana Suites, scheduled for opening in December of this year aims to set a new benchmark in hotel design.

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By  Charlotte Butterfield Published  September 4, 2006

Well known throughout Dubai as an exclusive shopping destination, the BurJuman Centre is now set to expand its portfolio to include luxury residences and hotels. The BurJuman Rotana Suites, scheduled for opening in December of this year aims to set a new benchmark in hotel design. The 148 guestrooms will include stylish one-bedroom suites, duplex town houses and a penthouse offering classically elegant furnishings, and luxury finishes. Award-winning interiors consultancy firm, Wa International, has been contracted to carry out the interior design of the hotel. Rooms are to be appointed in a contemporary yet timeless décor. The designers plan to use warm wood tones with accents of chrome and patent leather, contrasting with textured fabrics trimmed with fur. Organic shaped rugs will set a scene of eclectic elegance, while low level feature lighting will be used to provide intimacy. An unusual feature will be the marrying of contemporary furnishings with antique pieces to give the interior an exclusive identity and special charm. Gina Munro, interior designer for Wa International explains the design concept: “The Burjuman Rotana Suites represent metropolitan living in a great location for those who are uncompromising on quality and style. Our design concept was to offer a contemporary but unique space by introducing inspiring art, stylish sculpture and distinctive pieces of furniture, with a hint of vintage — creating a quirky yet sophisticated ambience with international appeal.” Also currently under construction is the BurJuman Residence, due to be launched later this year. Designed by distinguished New York / London-based architects Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF), the BurJuman Residence will comprise 80 spacious duplex apartments, 10 townhouses and 5 penthouses. Designers plan to incorporate a high quality level of finishing into the apartments reflective of its connection with the BurJuman brand. Floors will be made of highly polished bamboo, solid oak and black Marquina, while marble will be used for the bathrooms. Top end German manufacturer Poggenpohl has been selected for the kitchen design.

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