Host Michele Caniato - sbe's chief brand officer - spoke with renowned Dutch interior designer, Marcel Wanders, and Mr Wadah Azrak, president of Qatar’s most prominent architectural firm, SWA, to delve deeper into the creative process and intricate details that make up what will be a landmark property in Doha.
Further information on the hotel’s entertainment offering was disclosed, including details of the hotel’s eight restaurants and bars, dedicated nightclub zone, expansive ballroom and rooftop pool and bar, complete with stained glass dome.
As the conference revealed, the hotel's rooftop pool and bar will be a remarkable space. Found on the 26th and 27th floor, 'Rise' will feature black and white bricks and will offer an abundance of natural light from its stained glass dome.
Modern technology has allowed the pattern of a peony tiffany lamp to be printed on the skylight glass, making it the largest tiffany lamp in the world. Under the colourful sky of the glass dome is the black and white city below; the pool area, which houses luxury wooden and crystal lamps, white leather seating and wooden sunbeds.
There was also discussion of the hotel's ballroom, set to be an elegant, transformable space that can be adapted to suit every occasion, from lavish weddings and award ceremonies to larger functions and presentations.
“For the design of Mondrian Doha and everything we do, locale is super important," explains Marcel. "To create the hotel, we studied the city, we studied the people. We don’t create interiors, we create destinations and Mondrian Doha is a destination in itself that needs to be discovered.
"We invite people to join us on the journey through to the hotel, it is a journey that has no end. Stepping into Mondrian Doha begins the first chapter of a wonderful story that unfolds and presents surprises around every turn.”