About the project
The long-awaited Dubai EDITION opens its doors as the extraordinary new flagship hotel in this vibrant city and overall hospitality industry in the Middle East. The iconic hotel boasts minimalist luxury and already has intrigue in the local community with its subtle appeal. Location and people are paramount to the brand.
LW Design has created arguably the best looking EDITION hotel in the world to date; it is the first hotel of its kind in Dubai with elevated style, materials and design language. The Dubai EDITION is also the first hospitality project LW Design has completed for both architecture and interiors. The EDITION collection celebrates the diversity of cities across the world, reflecting the best of cultural and social environments and a new generation of understated luxury.
Based in the heart of Dubai, the EDITION hotel has been designed with an elegant urban character, responding to the sophisticated nature of its unique location and grain of the city. An impressive 100-metre-high tower sits atop a podium rotated 45 degrees off-axis to maximise views of the nearby Burj Khalifa. The views from the hotel are celebrated throughout.
Each of the hotel’s suites occupies the primary corner of each floor and commands views of Downtown and the spectacular sunset that bathes the Old Town with golden light. The evening experience is serene as the subtle specialist lighting gives an air of seduction. A planned rooftop restaurant will provide unique sweeping panoramic views of Dubai’s iconic skyline. The exquisitely crafted façade is a blend of bronze screens, subtly textured grey cladding, natural stone and timber. The neutral colour palettes accentuate the glazed frontages. Each room extends outside with a large glazed balcony creating a rhythmic feeling to the building. The floor- to-ceiling windows accentuate the impressive sculptural internal double and triple-height spaces, filling them with natural light.
LW Design worked closely with Isometrix of London to embrace the importance of lighting. They have created intimate spaces throughout the hotel, whether its cosy pockets of seating in the dramatic lobby, subdued lighting in the bedrooms or atmospheric illumination in the spa, bars and eateries. At night, the lighting is further dimmed, and the hotel vibe is enhanced with twinkling candlelight. The intimate lighting levels are focused at eye level to really draw guests into a cosy cocoon.