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GAJ Designs GHM Resort in UAE … and More

(March 2017) posted on Mon Mar 13, 2017

News for the week of March 13, 2017

General Hotel Management Ltd. (GHM) has announced plans for a new luxury resort in the United Arab Emirates: Al Bait Sharjah. Slated to open by year-end, the development’s new structures will be constructed from the restored foundations of old houses to mimic the city’s traditional architecture. Dubai-based architecture firm GAJ is designing the 53-key project, which is being developed in partnership with the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority.

Al Bait Sharjah 
A guest room at Al Bait Sharjah. Photo: Courtesy of General Hotel Management Ltd. (GHM)

Reception area 
The dining courtyard at Al Bait Sharjah. Photo: Courtesy of General Hotel Management Ltd. (GHM)

Reception area
The reception area at Al Bait Sharjah. Photo: Courtesy of General Hotel Management Ltd. (GHM)

The previously announced 1 Hotel & Homes Cabo has unveiled design details. Hart Howerton has been tapped as the architect for the project, which will include a 115-key, eco-centric hotel and 55 branded luxury residences, while Cherem Arquitectos will design the property’s interiors and George Girvin of Girvin Associates will create its landscaping. Plans for the complex include El Mercado, an open-air venue reminiscent of a Mexican street food market; a rooftop bar; edible gardens; a signature restaurant; the Seed Spa; 6,000 sq. ft. of conference and events space; a fitness facility; and retail shops. The project is part of Hacienda, a 22-acre residential community in Cabo San Lucas. Construction of 1 Homes began in late 2016 with completion slated for mid-next year. The hotel component is scheduled to debut in 2019.

1 Hotel & Homes Cabo
A rendering of accommodations at 1 Hotel & Homes Cabo. Image: Courtesy of 1 Hotel & Homes Cabo

Marriott Intl.’s Moxy Hotels flag has opened its first hotel in London, joining the brand’s eight existing properties in such locales as Munich, Milan, Berlin and New Orleans. Located near the ExCeL London convention complex, the 164-key hotel’s interiors feature a mix of refined and raw materials, organic and linear lines, and shared spaces.


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