Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, Dubai, UAE

In the heart of Dubai’s Business Bay district, close to the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, the newly opened 5-star Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai meets the demands of both leisure and business travellers. This cosmopolitan hotel with a German touch is the first property from the brand in the GCC region, featuring elegant and stylish designs combined with German precision and efficiency.

dpa lighting consultants provided the lighting design for all of the internal public & guest areas, working closely with the Interior Designers at LW Design Group on the entrance lobby, reception, lobby lounge, meeting rooms, ballroom, fitness suite and Spa. Together with guestrooms and suites which enjoy stunning views over the bay, the interior design and lighting design worked hand in hand for the restaurants, bars and cafés.

The lighting design brings together and showcases the stylish palette of materials and finishes, whilst providing a sense of space and continuity through the connecting areas. The overriding design approach to the lighting was to limit the down lighting and play to the architectural features of the spaces by integrating lighting into key interior and architectural detailing and concealing the light equipment as much as possible.

Functionality of the lighting is also key, with all areas designed with energy efficient light sources in maintainable locations and controlled by intelligent lighting control systems to change the emphasis and atmosphere at different times of the day.

Client: Abdulsalam Al Rafi Group
Operator: Steigenberger Hotels
Project Manager: ArchGroup
Interior Designer: LW Design Group
M&E Consultant: Al Tayer