Mankhool Serviced Apartments
As a mixed-use project, the Mankhool development, situated behind the Burjuman Shopping Mall, comprises a hotel, serviced apartments, branded residences, and offices. Smallwood was to provide interior design services for all elements. The hotel and serviced apartments would follow an industrial ‘chic’ aesthetic, while the branded residences would feature a more typical contemporary styling that was felt was best suited to attracting new buyers. A third design scheme would be prepared for the offices with a contemporary slick theme.
With its numerous restaurants, threee Spas and multiple types of accommodation, Smallwood created two teams, one to design the industrial-chic elements of the project and another to design the branded residences and offices.
The interiors of the hotel use exposed concrete, and rough-hewn timbers with terrazzo and polished concrete floors. As a counter-point, the FF&E enriches the spaces with rich buttoned leather sofas and armchairs and soft fabrics and decorative lighting give a layering of detail and serve to soften the overall design.
For the branded residences, simple painted walls and light oak floors gave a subtle palette for the owners to embellish with their own FF&E.