Dubai’s Studio One Hotel channels cinema and radio in daring design

by | 29 Oct 2019 | Design

The designer behind Studio One Hotel attended the recent TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR event in Dubai. (Photo: Studio One)

Bishop Design crafts film-focused boutique hotel, impressing delegates at the Creative Spark finals at TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR Dubai.

The designer behind Studio One Hotel attended the recent TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR event in Dubai to present their designs as part of the Creative Spark competition.

We take a look at this fresh and cinematic hotel experience in Dubai.

Creative Spark runners up present Studio One Hotel

Paul Bishop

The latest instalment of the now legendary TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR day-long networking event and conference took place on September 16th in the Dusit Thani Hotel in Dubai.

As is now customary, attendees waited with bated breath to hear all about the latest and greatest designs coming out of Dubai’s hospitality market.

There were, as usual, three projects in the running, and one of these was the Studio One Hotel, designed by Bishop Design and presented by founder Paul Bishop.

Studio City adds cinema-themed hotel to its offering

Studio City now has a media-themed hotel to woo guests with. Studio One Hotel is within a mixed-used development which has media at its core, so Bishop Design was easily able to tap into this energy as inspiration for their concept.

The new property is a 141-key boutique offering, stylised to create a narrative guests experience as they move through the hotel, or as Bishop says, “We wanted to create stories and a narrative inside and in our design.”

The common spaces are executed in visually dynamic materials and feature walls, which play on famous movie scenes, showreels and city maps to create an engaging and fun environment. “This is where art meets and combines with interior architecture,” says Bishop.

There are five different room types, and each is individually themed, whether they are guest rooms, studios or extended stay apartments. The hotel is intended to be comfortable and have that “home away from home” vibe, where guests can grab and go from a self-service pantry, leave their clothes at the in-house laundrette or relax in the lounge areas.

The design throughout is sleek and quirky, and Bishop says, “We didn’t want to conform, we wanted something challenging, it’s all about passion.”

(Photos: Studio One)
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