Vida Creek Harbour Hotel

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Project Category: Hospitality
Client: Emaar
Project Manager: MLD
Architects: Godwin Austen Johnson
Landscape Architects: South Landscape MEP Consultants: Godwin Austen Johnson
Interior Designer: Godwin Austen Johnson
Lighting Consultant: neoalpha global
Main Contractor: Shapoorji Mideast (L.L.C)
MEP Contractor: Nascon Engineering
Photography: Natalee Cocks

Vida Creek Harbour is an upscale hotel that stands at the centre of The Dubai Creek Harbour. Bounded by the Dubai Creek to the west and the Lagoons development to the east and covering an area of 38,500 m2 this new property benefits from an exquisite location advantage in the heart of historic Dubai. The hotel is a nine storey building topping a single storey, double height podium that comprises a selection of food and drink outlets including a speciality restaurant, lobby lounge, pool bar and roof bar/restaurant. Complementing the guest rooms and suites are a host of conference and banqueting facilities as well as a gym and outdoor pool terrace

The theme, which takes as its inspiration the adjacent marina, translates to an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere with thecharacteristic simplicity that defines the Vida brand. The hotel includes the celebrated restaurant, La Serre, which spreads over ‘two storeys leading to the marina promenade and which includes their well-known boulangerie. The meeting rooms have beendesigned as a space to work or lounge with comfortable seating areas, a grab & go pantry and two spacious terraces.

Vida Creek Harbour offers everything the discerning traveler seeks, from fabulous views of the famous Dubai skyline and easy access to the city’s business and leisure facilities, to casual social dining and cool entrepreneurial spaces. Vida hotel at Dubai Creek Harbour embodies the vibrant energy and cosmopolitan style of the Vida Hotels and Resorts brand. It comprises 222 guest rooms and suites, a business center, a health center, and two restaurants.

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 façade and interior FOH 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.

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