HN spoke to three architecture and design firms that have invested heavily in exciting projects throughout the region to learn more about their vision of the hospitality landscape for the coming years
Gensler is an American global design and architecture firm whose annual revenue has, for the fifth year running, surpassed all other firms operating in the continental US. Its Middle Eastern branch has offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. HN talked to Virna Ramazzini, regional client relationship manager, and Sejal Patel and Lisa Chomondelay, leaders of Hospitality Studio, to learn more about the firm’s recent undertakings, which are aimed at defining very specific trends that will shape the industry in the years to come.
Galal Mahmoud, president of GM Architects, reveals the firm’s newest projects to HN and discusses what makes these special, while sharing his thoughts on the future concept for architecture, as he takes us on a journey of form and function.
BLEU is an interior design firm with a unique flair for hospitality. As the manager of Bleu, Rana Nasr collaborates with a team of passion driven individuals who keep surprising and delighting her. Out of a small Lebanese apartment, which at times doubles as a home, they have taken on some of the most exciting interior design projects for the hospitality industry in the Middle East and Africa.