Fraser Suite Doha. Middle Eastern inspirations and Italian design

It transmits a majestic aura of stylistic lightness and linearity deriving from an exciting mix of contemporary design and Middle Eastern tradition.  This is the new Fraser Suite Apart Hotel Doha. A fifty floor tower building whose building and interior design projects have been assigned by Fraser Suite to the architectural firm Studio Matteo Nunziati.

Preference has been given to the Italian firm because of its accredited experience in construction design, whose characteristics are compatible with the new building. Two such projects worth mentioning are the Radisson Blu Residence of Dubai Marina and the Trump Towers at Pune in India.

Destined to welcome businessmen and families for long-term stays, the five star establishment – due for completion by 2016 – will house conference rooms, spa and a wellness centre on the first two floors, while the remaining 47 floors will be occupied by 396 apartments of various types ranging from 40 to 160 sq m.  A spacious ground floor area will be given over to a reception, coffee bar, restaurant and boutiques.

With regard to interior design, Nunziati has opted for an understated style of extreme elegance played out in soft shades of sand.  Here, highly contemporary elements, such as the furnishings with their well-balanced proportions, have been flanked by details deriving from the Middle Eastern tradition, like the decorative motifs of the floors or wall panels in the rooms.   

Italian design is well represented in the choice of furnishing accessories. Molteni &C and Dada have supplied the furniture and kitchens for all of the apartments, while Teuco has produced the exclusive  Suit collection designed by Matteo Nunziati for the bathrooms.  The lighting elements are those of Fontana Arte. The curtain fabrics are all by Lodetex whilst Graniti Fiandre has supplied the ceramic ware.

The panoramic windows embracing the first three floors of the tower building reproduce some splendid middle eastern ornamental motifs, and continue to decorate the two central windows of the remaining floors to become the distinctive signature trait of the entire building.  From inside, when the sunlight filters through, these designs create attractive reflections and a play of light.  To confer lightness and elegance to the external facade, a succession of aligned cornices have been introduced to clad the corners and accentuate the verticality of the building.  

In anticipation of such international events as the FIFA World Cup 2022, the State of Qatar in general, and Doha in particular, are all set to back up the soaring economic and cultural growth forecasted for the next ten years.  In this ambit, the Fraser Suite Apart Hotel Doha has all the numbers to become one of the city’s most prominent hospitality structures.