Marriott Jubail
LOCATION: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
STATUS: Construction
YEAR: 2017

The philosophy of the Marriott Courtyard and Residence Inn is to provide a comfortable accommodation to suit business travellers and local guests in a modern design language which integrates traditional design motifs. The project is a 7-storey hotel located in Jubail, an industrial coastal city in the east of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It also includes a casual restaurant and lobby lounge, a health and leisure club with separate facilities for men and women, an outdoor swimming pool, a business center, a deli-counter and 5,400 square feet of space in addition to pre-function areas.

The city is well-known for its history of fishing and pearl gathering which goes back to the 11th century. This heritage is integrated in the concept design through several motifs like patterned carpets and pendant glass bowls containing local plants and lights. Sand-like and neutral hues provide a bright canvas to these references, highlighted by the natural wood panels which create an easy-going yet sophisticated ambiance throughout the hotel spaces.

The bedrooms incorporate coastal references like watercolor landscapes and white and blue rugs, as well as a cabin-like layout, which celebrates the rich link the city has with the sea as well as adding an elegant touch to the interiors. The common areas provide versatility and openness, ideal for guests who want to relax and also held work meetings in a more casual setting.