Inhabit: 7 Dubai Design Week hotels

Intercontinental Fujairah
Designed by South Africa-based km2k Architects, the Intercontinental Fujairah luxury resort features a blend of vernacular architectural and contemporary style. Traditional Arabic Musharubia patterns appear as contemporary geometric compositions and used to play with the sun, function as open-air screens or adorn spaces with elaborate shadows. A true marvel by the sea. fujairah.intercontinental.com
FORM Hotel
The newly formed Smartotel’s FORM Hotel flagship in Dubai - the region's first design hotel-boasts an innovative vision of contemporary hospitality created by the award-winning Paris-based Architecture Studio. Located in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Al Jadaf and Culture Village, the 136-room FORM Hotel Dubai features a strong visual art and design narrative, and emphasis on wellbeing, welcoming the hyper-connected, hybrid novel traveller. https://www.form-hotel.com
Al Seef Hotel by Jumeirah
Al Seef Hotel by Jumeirah offers the best of both worlds: modern design in the midst of historic treasures. Spread 1.8 km along the Dubai Creek, it's infused with the culture of Emirati hospitality. Its 190 guest rooms are spread across a 22 traditionally designed Arabian buildings adorned with iconic wind towers. And when you've taken in all the historic sights, sounds and tastes retreat to a fresh, soothing space that reflects the design soul of the city's roots. https://www.jumeirah.com/
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel
The new five-star Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel has become a design destination in the heart of the capital. With its contemporary interpretation of a Bedouin desert camp, the elegant lobby leads to an equally stunning terrace with views as captivating as its interiors. https://www.hyatt.com
Zabeel House MINI, Dubai
This spring, Zabeel House MINI by Jumeriah opened its doors along with its new eatery: C.U. Named after the chemical symbol for
copper because of the prevalence of the material around the hotel, it offers a mix of Pan Asian and Middle Eastern dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Across the lobby, MishMash offers elevated global streetfood. Tip: The bookcase in MishMash features a quirky,
constantly evolving display of things the hotel team and guests love about Dubai.
Address Downtown
It’s Dubai’s most stylish address. Only a heartbeat away from the new Fashion Avenue in The Dubai Mall, the new Address Downtown features an art deco interior from NYC-based Meyer Davis. Inside the post-modern style facade are 44 high-fashion vitrines, including global brands such as Prada and Dunhill.
Renaissance Hotel
Designed by WA International’s Claire Craig (also an id Design Award winner), The Renaissance in the Business Bay District isn’t a typical luxury hotel. With a focus on materiality, form and artistic juxtapositions, the design references Dubai’s built environment. Must see: the photography in each room and the reimagining of Pablo Picasso's famed camel sketch as a playful 3D iron rod sculpture. renaissance-hotels.marriott.com

Just got into town? We hope you left your expectations at home.  With the arrival of Dubai Design Week, we know there will be guests in our city looking for an experience in Dubai and the region – not just a room.  And, of course, locals will be looking for a chic design corner to discuss each day, enjoy conversations with new friends from around the world and to reflect on the infusion of energy and inspiration during the city’s most creative time of the year.  So take a spin though these 7 distinct  design styles. Whether its a hipster haven or the most  fashionable address in town, the region has a flavour to suit every taste.