Answering the client’s vision to bring a technologically advanced, family-focused development to Dubai’s ultra-luxury market, ZAS Architects Dubai was engaged to design The Rosemont Hotel and Residences. Plans for the luxury development and first project for the new global hospitality brand, Rosemont, include a 448-key hotel tower and 280-key fully-serviced apartment tower. The over two million-square-foot site is located along Sheikh Zayed Road in the city’s prestigious Al Thanyah district. Curio Collection by Hilton has been selected to operate the hotel and residences.
Created for the multitude of families with diverse nationalities who visit Dubai each year, the Rosemont will bring Dubai an exclusive, family-oriented home away from home. Amenities are family-focused, including a destination indoor/outdoor entertainment centre elevated against the background of Dubai’s skyline, soaring sky lobbies for guest check-in, and a zero-edged pool with bottomless glass, all overlooking the Gulf.
DJ Armin, principal at ZAS Architects Dubai says, “Few developments in Dubai offer year-round outdoor space that can compete with harsh summer temperatures. One of the project’s core amenity features—a 75,000 square foot outdoor rainforest—will include a splash pool and artificial beach (designed without sand), a rainforest café and stream, along with space to accommodate adventure play for kids.”
Features include shade and mist sprays from trees creating a unique all-weather atmosphere. Water will be collected and stored from condensation.
Technology, lighting, and eye-catching elements evoke curiosity. Inside amenities will encompass a myriad of high-tech indoor games and entertainment including a bowling alley, and night club. A small cinema is in consideration. Outside, elements include aqua play, lazy stream, splash pool, adventure playground, and activity trails on the podium roof.
Marking an evolution in Dubai’s ultra-luxury market, the architecture captures a contemporary Dubai, reflecting a modern city where innovative development shapes the destination. Set against the dynamic backdrop of the ever-evolving skyline, the design gives nod to the urban pulse with visual elements and flashes of bold color.
A modernist podium with active frontage, niche interior retail in the hotel lobby, and a Sheesha café on Sheikh Zayed Road will act as the pedestal to the two towers. Elevated entrances feature opulent lobbies for the Hotel and Serviced Apartments with 3D-animated projected ceilings, green walls, and dynamic surfaces.
Conceptualized as a fluid building representing the flowing water of a river, the façade’s dynamic lighting will enhance the bold architecture. The hotel’s façade feature wraps the tower and continues on the back of podium until it ends at the lower level shaping the canopies. Diving directly into the projected pool from the top, the river continues to flow through the bottom of the pool.
Visitors will step into the ultra-luxury 5-star facility, welcomed on the ground floor by robotic luggage handling and hi-tech projection surfaces, prior to reaching the sky lobby and reception/check-in on the 26th floor and its views of the Gulf and city.
The lobby’s sky pool, a 30 foot cantilevered, zero-edge, partial glass-bottom pool, is star-lit from below mimicking the night sky, featuring a skypool deck and pool bar. State-of-the-art fine dining and all-day dining restaurant overlook the skylobby and pool. A roof top (46th floor) lounge/bar will redefine open terrace lounges with its manicured décor and elegance. Connected to the skypool is an ultra-luxury spa and health club.
Located on the third podium level beside the entertainment center, the hotel’s event space and meetings rooms can accommodate 500 people. A very complex structural design allows all rooms a view of the Gulf. A mix of standard/executive rooms and junior suites, each room is state-of-the-art and designed with a soaring view of the Gulf, smart phone access card, high-end guest room management, robotic room service, and drink making machines. Executive floors will have an executive lounge to serve the guests and visitors.
The presidential suite, approximately 6,300 square feet in area, houses a living area with a welcoming aquarium in the entrance foyer, its own private pool with Jacuzzi and aqua massage, wet spa with private treatment rooms and an ice room.