Grand Plaza Mövenpick
Winner of the LIT
Lighting Design Awards
Project Category: Hospitality
Client: Crown Prince of Bahrain
Project Manager: Mirage Leisure Development
Landscape Architects: LMS
Lighting Consultant: neoalpha global
MEP Consultants: Archgroup
Interior Designer: DSGN
MEP Contractor: IEMS
Photography: Nicolas Dumont
Located in the heart of Dubai Media & Internet City, Grand Plaza is a 5-star hotel, offering a great experience for both business and leisure travelers. Grand Plaza hotel caters for 235 sophisticated rooms and suites, features a Ballroom, a Spa, three restaurants, lounges and bars. The hotel is best known for its elegant and spacious rooms & suites, the state-of-the-art Convention Centre with Meeting Rooms and a 600 sqm Ballroom and the TWENTY THREE Rooftop bar with breathtaking views of The Palm Jumeirah and The Arabian Gulf.
Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City offers an exquisite and diverse gastronomy across five restaurants, bars and lounges. From live food stations to classic cocktails surrounded by stunning views, guests can experience Grand Delicacies under the majestic hand-blown glass chandelier at the Grand Lounge, live cooking stations at Slice – The Neighborhood Deli, a Healthy & Refreshing Menu by the pool or Aperitif time at Bytes and an affordable upmarket chic experience at TWENTY THREE Rooftop Bar.
The glass sculpture is inspired by the fast and focused flight of birds, and also by the hotel itself. The Mövenpick brand has a seagull in its logo and LASVIT managed to capture the essence of its flight over a sea shore into a glass sculpture. Hence its name Swoop.
neoalpha global has carried out the conceptualization, design development and site supervision of the overall FOH architectural lighting. The overall design scope included lighting design for the external landscape, external facade and interior spaces.
neoalpha global is owned by Alessandro Ayanian, Creative Designer and Managing Director, who has over 20 years of experience in professional lighting having worked on most project types all around the world from large hotel resorts and masterplans to bars, restaurants, government buildings, corporate offices, stadiums, and private residences.
What we do is closely related to our philosophy about the impact of light on the human experience. Our lighting design solutions are premised on an understanding of how light can change the human psyche in terms of wellness which means that it requires exceptional creativity to design and turn sophisticated design ideas into reality.
At neoalpha we believe in 5 core values: Creativity, Innovation, Quality, Passion and Delivery. Our passion to strive above and beyond is our way of life. Specific deliverables vary from project to project, but our design process is often similar. Though there is not a single or finite path to deliver our design, each process does follow a consistent set of core ideas.