Marriott Diplomatic Quarter Hotel
Inspired by Riyadh’s Wadi Hanifa, the hotel’s design takes cues from the layered strata that reflect the geology of the region. The guest experience is similar to a journey through the local landscape. The reception acts as a welcoming oasis, helping to orient guests through the use of natural elements. Like the wadis of the region, guests follow a path to their room that recalls the soft palette of the landscape through textures. A guest’s journey culminates in their arrival to their suite. The luxurious and understated bedrooms, with accents of semi-precious stones, recall the caverns that dot the region. Just as hermits, prophets, and philosophers sought these places for solitude, reflection, and enlightenment—these rooms offer guests a private, personal space to rest and reflect.
Ribbons of shifting hues evoke the local landscape in a palette of stucco, timber, and stainless steel. The two elements create a micro-climate of shaded space that gives guests the ability to enjoy outdoor dining and recreational activities.