Zabeel House’s architectural design is urban yet traditional

Jacqueline Craft is the property's interior designer

Zabeel House’s architectural design is urban yet traditional and was styled by Jacqueline Craft
Zabeel House’s architectural design is urban yet traditional and was styled by Jacqueline Craft

The Zabeel House, a new lifestyle hotel by Jumeirah, features architectural design that emulates ‘eclectic substances and traditional motifs’.

Jacqueline Craft, interior designer, Zabeel House said: “It was a pleasure to work on a project that had such an importance on the local culture and heritage. Always finding fun and unpredictable ways to bring the Arabic influence into the design.’’  

The grand lobby is the hub of the hotel’s social activity. It greets guests upon their entrance with communal tables, locally handcrafted chairs, locally sourced carpets, concrete tiles and wire mesh ceiling panels.

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The hotel also features an all-day dining area and has an open-plan setting with shelving and bar units.

The business centre, inspired by the Hoxton in London, features exposed ceiling ducts, middle-eastern accents, earthy tones and ornamental carpets.

The health club and spa comprises exposed ceilings, concrete flooring, and reclaimed timber slats. These urban characteristics are coupled with Arabic artwork and décor.

The hotel’s suites are inspired by New York lofts and have a visually integrated bathrooms with urban functionality.

Zabeel House also features a Pan Asian restaurant, LahLah, which serves guests Asian cuisine in an urban environment. Guests are surrounded by street, a bar constructed of reclaimed red bricks, and scaffolding shelves holding Asian artefacts.

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