Iris Boutique Hotel Interior Design
Location: Jizan, Saudi Arabia
Scope of Services: Interior Design and Decoration
Date: February 2018
Client: Jamel Ben Amor, President & Managing Director at IRIS Hotels & Resorts
In response to the growing boutique hotel trend and considering the economic and investment potentiality of the port city of Jizan, situated on the southwest corner of Saudi Arabia, Iris Boutique Hotel aims to provide the service of hosting guests with deluxe facilities designed with careful attention to comfortable and home-like details. Rich elements adorn the boutique hotel interior design from white marble walls to Persian carpets, subtle wall decorations with golden accents to bold and elegant lighting fixtures, creating an inviting and restful atmosphere for the guests to delight in. Over 90 rooms and suites welcome visitors with a variety of layouts: double bedroom suite, twin suite, junior suite and the extended suite, finished in neutral colors and with comfortable furniture.
An impressive high ceiling lobby takes the center of the ground floor, inviting the incoming guests and directing them to the surrounding spaces; a comfy lounge area with tufted upholstered seats which is located to the right side upon entering and fronted by the reception desks, a café and restaurant take up the left wing, and the meeting rooms are situated at the rear of this boutique hotel interior design.
Great attention should be given to the design of hotel restaurants and cafes because much like the kitchen in any residence, they’re the life of the place. CAS designed the dining spaces with elegant simplicity and with an artful combination of materials that reference the Arabic culture, such as blue and light brown velvet seats and golden chandeliers, along with a neutral and soft color palette.
High-end men and women’s public restrooms are found next to the café and restaurant on the ground floor, with warm grey textured walls and floating vanities that help achieve the desired modern look.
The hotel also incorporates a prayer room, with a minimal and sleek ablution (washroom) area that symbolizes purity. Indirect ceiling lighting along with the neutral color scheme and subtle decorative elements add to its cultural identity.
Among the boutique hotel interior design essentials are the upscale meeting rooms, providing business travelers the services they need without compromising on the quality or the amenities expected. CAS designers used taupe painted walls along with elegant contemporary lighting units and simple interior decoration to conveniently create professional interior spaces.
For a family of three or four, the double bedroom suite is the choice, offering two bedrooms each with a private bathroom, and shared by a compact living area and mini bars.
Junior suites can be considered the standard hotel room, with a king sized bed and a private bathroom, but with extra amenities found in luxury hotels, such as a living area, a writing desk, and a minibar.
The twin bedroom is furnished just like the junior suite, but with two single beds instead of one king-sized bed along with a private bathroom.
As for the extended suite, it connects two guestrooms, one with a king-sized bed and the other with twin beds, with both rooms sharing a kitchenette and a living room.