Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 1 - A double height, pointed arch marks the entrance to the Aswar Hotel, intricately decorated with Islamic ornaments and bound by a rectangular frame, creating a blend of the traditional with contemporary for the modern Moroccan hotel design, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

Aswar Hotel – Modern-Moroccan Hotel Design

Location: Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Scope of services: Interior Design and Exterior Design and Landscape Design
Date: January 2019
Client: Hospitality Development Director of Aswar Hotels Group

One of three major cities in the Eastern Province of the Saudi Arabian Peninsula, Al-Khobar city is a picturesque port with a large expatriate population. Popular for a variety of recreational and leisure facilities, this coastal city is a fast-developing industrial port with a mix of modern Arabic and western architecture.  Popular with expatriates and visitors, owing to its strategic location, Al-Khobar city is the ideal choice for hotels and accommodations to cater to the large number of visitors it receives every year.

A leading brand, with an impressive offering of boutique hotels and suites across the peninsula, the Aswar Hotel group chose Al-Khobar city for its newest offering of villa hotels – an extension of the existing Aswar Hotel located within the city. Committed to providing its guests with the highest level of service in the hospitality industry, the Aswar Hotel group provide the ultimate in luxury living and service with a wide choice of boutique hotel accommodations.

Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 2 - A cozy courtyard bound by ornamented pillars, highlighting the Moorish influence of the modern Moroccan hotel design, softly illuminated to create a warm, home-like feel for the hotel guests, translucent fabric covering provide a gentle shading while bringing a calming effect to the patio, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

Not to be confused with business hotels, villa hotels are a more exclusive living option, offering every available comfort and luxury in a home-like environment. More intimate than business hotels, these private, luxury residences offer all the amenities of a hotel without making patrons feel like guests; a home away from home.

Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 3 - The clear-cut marble reception desk with cream streaks is backed with a laser-cut wooden screen, ornamented with geometrical patterns, and accented with the slim pendant lamps, this combination signify the implemented Moorish influenced style throughout the modern Moroccan hotel design, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 4 - The clear-cut marble reception desk with cream streaks is backed with a laser-cut wooden screen, ornamented with geometrical patterns, and accented with the slim pendant lamps, this combination signify the implemented Moorish influenced style throughout the modern Moroccan hotel design, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 5 - A view from the ceiling down to the floor of the lobby of the modern Moroccan hotel, depicting the delicate pendant lamps that point to the decorated centerpiece of the beige marble floor, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

The Aswar hotel villas in Al-Khobar city are designed with the highest quality materials and finishes. A grouping of 10 villas set in an urban oasis, this modern Moroccan hotel design gives patrons a unique experience in a serene, resort-like setting. Equipped with restaurants, fully-furnished and serviced villas and recreational amenities such as pools and gyms, the villa hotels are completely self-sufficient, enabling guests to enjoy peace and quiet within its lush surrounds.
The tastefully designed lobby sets the tone for the rest of the hotel. Modern in its interpretation of traditional Moroccan design, contemporary materials define traditional Islamic-influenced geometry. Earthy colors and muted shades create a soothing vibe. Expensive materials, such as marble, evoke a sense of glamour and grandeur.

Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 6 - Warm tones, plush furniture and soft illumination create a welcoming lobby of the Aswar Hotel, suggesting to the incoming guests the home-like feel of the villas of the modern Moroccan hotel design, Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 7 - Warm tones, plush furniture and soft illumination create a welcoming lobby of the Aswar Hotel, suggesting to the incoming guests the home-like feel of the villas of the modern Moroccan hotel design, Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 8 - Pointed arches are used to highlight the entryways in the modern Moroccan hotel design, and to add a traditional element, along with intricate ornaments, to the contemporary interior design, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

Instantly reminiscent of Moroccan architecture, the horseshoe arch in the main reception gives a glimpse of the plush waiting area on the one side, and the minimalist stairs leading to the upper floors on the other. Framed by dark, intricately patterned wood, the architectural lines of the arch are crisp and clean. Comfortable, low sofas provide a relaxing seating option in the intimate waiting area, which is lit with soft, low lighting.

Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 9 - The brightly lit dining area of the modern Moroccan hotel create a pleasant and cozy space for the hotel residents, beige marble floor tiles are complemented with the velvet upholstered dining chairs and the gray and dark red walls, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 10 - Pointed arches of the wooden cabinet adds a subtle Moorish element to the contemporary dining area of the modern Moroccan hotel design, velvet upholstered dining chairs match with the dark red signature wall and complement the gray and beige walls and floor, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 11 - The dining area of the modern Moroccan hotel features the interplay between contemporary and traditional elements, from the pointed arches of the pottery display, the mashrabiya-style screen, to the use of gray walls, beige marble tiles and contemporary dining furniture, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

Elegant and stylish, the ground-floor restaurant carries through the interplay between modern and traditional that characterizes this modern Moroccan hotel design. Pointed arches used to display pottery and earthenware, co-exist with highly stylized mashrabiya-style screens. Designed as a modern interpretation of the traditional mashrabiya, these screens are used as a decorative wall feature, transforming plain walls into works of art. Using a strict rectangular, geometric pattern, the dark screens complement the grey walls and deep red upholstery that adds a punch of color to the décor. The level of detail is evident in the use of patterned light fixtures, which pick up on the geometry of the screens. Natural light from the internal courtyard brightens up the interior space.

Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 12 - Elegant Moorish arches frame the minimal wall unit and the passage between the cozy open living and dining areas, the soft illumination and warm colour tones are carried throughout the modern Moroccan hotel design, creating a home-like environment for the hotel guests, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 13 - An impressive open living area in one of the villas of the modern Moroccan Aswar Hotel, luxuriously furnished with rich finishing materials and a plush, low lying sofa, replacing the typical Moorish floor cushions, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

The villa hotels offer two types of villas, distinct in their design flavors. The villas are warm and welcoming, splendid in their attention to décor and detail, and designed to feel like home. The first type of villa is designed with an informal living area that opens up to an intimate dining space. Floor cushions that are characteristic of Moroccan design, are replaced with plush, low-lying sofas accessorized with bolsters and cushions. Warm carpets cover parts of the dark wooden flooring, adding warmth to the space. Beige colored stone travertine is used as cladding for an accent wall that supports a modern, floating staircase with a glass railing.
Soft, diffused lighting bathes the room in a warm glow that adds a homely touch to the living space.

Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 14 - A minimally designed kitchen and dining area, yet luxuriously finished with lavish materials, from the marble backsplash to the upholstered dining chairs, carrying through with the home-like feel achieved throughout the modern Moroccan hotel design, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 15 - A minimally designed kitchen and dining area, yet luxuriously finished with lavish materials, from the marble backsplash to the upholstered dining chairs, carrying through with the home-like feel achieved throughout the modern Moroccan hotel design, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

The dining room exhibits chic, minimalist design at its best. A simple, black granite countertop contrasts with the marble backsplash and pure white cabinets to provide a clean, modern kitchen space. A sleek, dining table with chairs upholstered in deep red, mirrors the color scheme used in the living room area. Lighting is provided by a series of gold finish, cylindrical fixtures suspended from a recessed ceiling.

Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 16 - A soothing indoor pool, in one of the villas of the modern Moroccan hotel, provides a serene and private recreational area for the guests, the space is generously illuminated through the floor to ceiling window screens with a delicate ornamented film, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

Adjacent to the living area, the indoor pool oozes tranquility in an indulgently relaxed atmosphere. Using the Moroccan style as a springboard for contemporary décor, this serene space is bathed in natural light that filters through an intricately designed mashrabiya. Cool shades of grey and white invoke a sense of calm and well-being.

Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 17 - Subtle Moorish elements adorn the contemporary master bedroom in one of the villas of the modern Moroccan hotel, a pointed arch that frames the bed, a geometrical pattern that covers the closet's door and the vaulted ceiling that's covered with beige mosaic tiles, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 19 - The bathroom of the master bedroom suite of the modern Moroccan hotel is minimally designed, with the walls and floor covered in white marble tiles, accented with the dark wooden sink unit and the floating shelves, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 18 - The comfortable master bedroom of the modern Moroccan hotel is covered with muted, earthy tones, inducing the home-like feel for the hotel guests, providing them with a warm and a soothing environment, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 21 - Subtle Moorish elements adorn the contemporary master bedroom in one of the villas of the modern Moroccan hotel, a pointed arch that frames the bed and the vaulted ceiling that's covered with beige mosaic tiles, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 20 - The comfortable master bedroom of the modern Moroccan hotel is covered with muted, earthy tones, inducing the home-like feel for the hotel guests, providing them with a warm and a soothing environment, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

The bedrooms on the upper floor draw from Moroccan inspiration in their use of pointed arches and tiled patterns. A wooden arch frames the bed in the master bedroom, which lies under a vaulted ceiling clad with mosaic tiles. Recessed spotlights supplement diffused lighting to provide warm, soft lighting. A quaint tiled pattern adorns the doors to the closet, reflective of traditional Moorish design. The layout of the room itself is clean and modern, also reflected in the design of the bathroom, which is minimalist and functional.

Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 22 - Mashrabiya-style partition and headboard along with textured gray walls and dark floor, abstract paintings and contemporary seating, create the blend of various elements prevalent throughout the modern Moroccan hotel design, providing the hotel guests with a warm and inviting spaces, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 23 - The mashrabiya-style headboard expresses the moorish influence within the contemporary bedroom design in the modern Moroccan hotel, complemented with textured gray walls and dark wooden floors, plenty of daylight is permitted through the floor to ceiling window, adding to the warmth of the space, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 24 - Spacious master bedroom design of the modern Moroccan hotel, the sleeping area is accompanied with a comfortable living area, furnished with a plush l-shaped sofa and a coffee table with a golden rim, creating a lavish, warm environment for the guests to delight in, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 25 - The mashrabyia-style headboard adds a rich, traditional element to the contemporary bedroom interior in one of the villas of the modern Moroccan hotel, creating a home-like feel for the guests, where they can unwind and have a pleasant stay, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 26 - Mashrabiya-style screen is applied as both, a room divider and a wall unit for the master bedroom suite in the modern Moroccan hotel, dark wooden floor and furniture create a grounded and warm space for the guests to unwind and enjoy their stay, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 27 - Mashrabiya-style screen is applied as both, a room divider and a wall unit for the master bedroom suite in the modern Moroccan hotel, dark wooden floor and furniture create a grounded and warm space for the guests to unwind and enjoy their stay, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 28 - Spacious master bedroom design of the modern Moroccan hotel, the sleeping area is accompanied with a comfortable living area, furnished with a plush l-shaped sofa and a coffee table with a golden rim, creating a lavish, warm environment for the guests to delight in, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

Traditional furniture artistically integrated into a modern layout creates harmony and balance in the bedroom designs in the second style of villa in this modern Moroccan hotel design. Low, comfortable seating illuminated by traditionally inspired lighting fixtures have a distinctly Arabic vibe. A modern, mashrabiya-style partition divides the sleeping area from a small study corner; this pattern is repeated behind the master bed, forming a recessed frame. Circular geometric patterns dominate this room, emphasizing the attention to detail. Used as a wall pattern, the concentric circular patterns can be found on the cushions and as part of the design for the study desk.

Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 29 - The basement in one of the villas of the modern Moroccan hotel is furnished with a comfortable low seating, a traditional Arabic pouf and carpet, illuminated with indirect lighting from the recessed ceiling along with gold-tinged lighting units with tassels, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 30 - The basement in one of the villas of the modern Moroccan hotel is furnished with a comfortable low seating, a traditional Arabic pouf and carpet, illuminated with indirect lighting from the recessed ceiling along with gold-tinged lighting units with tassels, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

Moving down to the basement, the Arabic influence is more evident in the use of traditional materials and finishes. The basement lounge is furnished with comfortable, low seating in shades of taupe, with gold accents. The wall finish is more distressed, giving the space a traditional feel. Suspended, gold-tinged lighting fixtures with tassels, supplement light from the recessed ceiling. A thin decorative tiled border along the perimeter of the room hints at the Moroccan influence. Once again, the careful attention to detail is evident in the subtle repetition of patterns; the tiled border is repeated on the hexagonal side table tucked into the corner.

Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 31 - The elegant reception area at the basement of the modern Moroccan hotel invites the guests to the women's gym, one of the various recreational facilities offered, the colour palette is dominated by earthy warm tones, accented with white marble for the sleek reception desk, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 32 - One of the recreational facilities offered by the Aswar Hotel is the women's gym located at the basement, with a predominantly warm colour palette and diffused lighting, carrying through with the style prevalent in the modern Moroccan hotel design, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 33 - The treadmill area in the women's gym at the basement of the modern Moroccan hotel features a large mirror wall and mural of a forest setting, bringing a natural element to the clean-cut design, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 34 - The earthy warm tones of the women's gym provide the Aswar Hotel guests with a pleasant fitness area, the minimal and decluttered design, unlike the rest of the spaces throughout the modern Moroccan hotel, creates a clean-cut space for extra comfort during the exercises, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 35 - The earthy warm tones of the women's gym provide the Aswar Hotel guests with a pleasant fitness area, the minimal and decluttered design, unlike the rest of the spaces throughout the modern Moroccan hotel, creates a clean-cut space for extra comfort during the exercises, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 36 - The vertical wooden slats that cover one side of the women's gym, located at the basement of the modern Moroccan hotel, highlight the minimal and decluttered look of the fitness area and add warmth and a sense of comfort to the interior space, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 37 - The vertical wooden slats that cover one side of the women's gym, located at the basement of the modern Moroccan hotel, highlight the minimal and decluttered look of the fitness area and add warmth and a sense of comfort to the interior space, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

The women’s gym, located in the basement, is bright and spacious, with its own reception area. The predominant color choice is beige and brown, with a recurring wall mural that features a forest setting. The lime green color used in the tiled wall mural is refreshing and energizing, providing a pleasing pop of color. Wooden slats, used as wall treatment, mirror the light wood flooring and compliment the lightly textured wall and column finish, which mirrors that of the entrance lobby. The gym is equipped with the latest treadmills, stair climbers and elliptical machines amongst a host of other equipment. Recessed strip lighting in the ceiling provides bright light, supplemented by flush, ceiling mounted spotlights.

Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 38 - The Moorish influences apparent in the pointed arches and the intricate ornaments, are incorporated within the sharp, clear-cut form of the modern Moroccan building design, adding a characteristic identity to the contemporary structure, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 39 - A succession of Moorish ornamented arches provide the rear façade of the modern Moroccan hotel design a characteristic identity, achieving a harmonious blend of traditional and modern elements, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

Designed to stand out from the surrounding high-rise buildings, the façade of this modern-Moroccan hotel design is a harmonious blend of traditional and modern. Drawing inspiration from Moroccan architecture, the pointed arch is prominently featured in the elevation. Used to highlight the entrance to the resort-style boutique hotel premises, the pointed arch is used in repeated patterns on all four elevations, sometimes as a frame for the elegantly designed mashrabiyas and sometimes as a relief pattern on the sand-colored stucco walls. While the façade design is strictly modern, comprising a series of three-dimensional cubic volumes, the pointed arches, and the mashrabiya screens are a testament to traditional Moorish design.

Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 40 - Private terraces are provided for each of the villas of the modern Moroccan hotel, partially covered with a tensile shade where the guests can enjoy a quick meal or just bask in some sun, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 41 - The roof terrace of the modern Moroccan hotel is minimally furnished, creating a quiet and peaceful space for the guests, the floor is covered with travertine tiles and framed with dark wooden border, and simple pergolas provide shade for the dark wooden benches, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Aswar Hotel - Modern Moroccan Hotel Design 42 - A cozy courtyard bound by ornamented pillars, highlighting the Moorish influence of the modern Moroccan hotel design, softly illuminated to create a warm, home-like feel for the hotel guests, translucent fabric covering provide a gentle shading while bringing a calming effect to the patio, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

The landscape of this luxurious modern-Moroccan hotel design is exotic and charming. At the ground level, each villa has its own private terrace, where guests can enjoy a light meal or refreshments. Protected from the harsh sun by a series of overlapping sun shades, the flow between interior and exterior is seamless as the materials used inside are continued through to the exterior. Warm travertine stone walls and dark wooden floors and furniture give these mini-terraces a distinctly Mediterranean flavor. The planting is kept to a minimum, with shades and textures of green providing relief against the beige-brown hardscape materials.

The interior courtyard resembles a ‘riad’, which is a term used for an interior courtyard or garden of a traditional Moroccan home. Originally influenced by the Islamic concept of privacy for women, riads were designed as private oases where women could enjoy the elements of the outdoors in a secluded, protected setting. Characterized by decorative tile work, arched openings and mashrabiya-style intricate panels, the Moroccan influence is artfully integrated into the courtyard design to create a stylish, elegant oasis. Planting is kept to a minimum and the only other contrasting color comes from the delightful aquamarine tiles used for the pool.

The roof terrace of the hotel is much more modern in its style and vibe. Nestled amongst taller rooflines, the flat terrace is characterized by hardscape accessorized with carefully articulated planting. Stone travertine flooring is framed with a dark wood border. Dark wooden benches, shaded by slatted pergolas provide respite from the heat and a place to sit. The terrace offers guests yet another secret spot where they can enjoy some peace and quiet right in the heart of the city.

Modern yet traditional, private yet accessible, this modern-Moroccan hotel design demonstrates a harmonious blend of old and new. Seamlessly blurring the distinction between contemporary and traditional, this private oasis in the heart of the city offers guests the opportunity to enjoy resort-style luxuries in warm, welcoming and homely surrounds.

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