Godwin Austen Johnson Architects (GAJ) has completed the interior design for the Sundus Rotana in Muscat, Oman – inspired by the country’s surrounding landscape, textiles and traditions.
Primarily aimed at business travelers, the hotel offers a total of 215 rooms, with focus on the flow between spaces – from the layout of the guest rooms to the orientation of the lobby – to ensure comfort and functionality.
The colour palette and material finishes reflect the Omani landscape through the use of timber slat walls and natural tones and a muted neutral background.
Guests are guided from the reception area to the all-day dining space, Ginger, by over-sized images of the Omani landscaping adorning the walls. Ginger has been designed to maximise natural daylight through the use of windows that take up full ceiling height.
Another dining destination within the hotel, Teatro, features a more theatrical ambiance in contrast to the more muted reception and guest rooms, complete with dark wooden tables, subdued lighting and touches of red.