Kuwait City, Kuwait UAE
- employed as project designer by a fit out contractor to translate a massive design package for public areas and accommodation, into a practical package of information for implementation.
- 4 ballrooms, a coffee shop, a tea lounge, an oriental restaurant at the top of the hotel, the hotel prayer room, parts of the main reception, executive lounges, etc.
- liaised with bespoke carpet makers in Dubai, chandelier makers in Vienna, the biggest ballroom had 5 massive chandeliers, which not only were they big, they were very heavy.
There was a proposal for a large room overlooking the main reception. This room was to be called The English Tea Room. The concept was based on an English Country House. The General Manager of the hotel loved the idea.I have since discovered, even 20 years later that it is the best place to go in the Middle East for afternoon tea.
There was also a restaurant on the top floor It was to be an oriental restaurant, and my inspiration came from the story of The Silk Route across Asia.
- It included gold leaf on columns,
- hand blocked wallpaper panels with oriental flowers and birds,
- orange and green paintwork, with bronze perforated panels.
My experience working in Kuwait was fantastic.