Inspired by the colors, textures, history, buildings, and people that make up each neighborhood, Hotel Indigo embodies these elements to immerse each guest into the destination and inspire their curiosity from check-in to their in-room stay, to dining and beyond.
As part of Hotel Indigo’s brand ethos, the art and design play an important place in every property opened and opening. Each hotel has partnered with local creatives to immerse our guests in colorful local stories that expand the mind and connect them to the soul of the neighborhood. Collectively, they encompass many different art styles from photography, handcraft, murals, shadow art, collage, oil on canvas, watercolor, mosaic, acrylic, calligraphy, fabric art, metal, and digital art.
Each of the 269 rooms is inspired by the story of Dubai Creek– whether that’s through the surrealist wallpaper exclusively created by local artists like Badr Abbas. Bespoke shisha lamps or the wardrobes with carved wooden doors, hand-crafted in Mashrabiya style with a modern twist. The hotel is designed by Godwin Austin Johnson, one of the largest interior design firms in the UK, Middle East, and Africa.
An art & design-lover’s paradise, the first property in the Arabian Gulf opened its doors in October 2020 along the banks of the Dubai Creek, minutes away from Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall.
Historically, the city of Dubai has grown in tandem with the development and extension of the Dubai Creek into new areas of the city, such as Dubai Design District, Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, and Downtown. The Creek’s journey is a story of the transformation of Dubai from a trading post to the city of the future that it is today, and this has influenced the hotel’s overall architectural and interior approach.
Each floor of the property is dedicated to one artist, giving the guests an opportunity to enjoy the art on the way to their rooms. The hotel has partnered with local creatives through associations with the Alserkal Cultural Foundation, Tashkeel and XVA gallery.
The hotel features over 200 curated pieces of art with the aim of forming a collection that plays a role in telling the hotel’s neighborhood story. Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown exhibits artworks from not only local artists, but also from Dubai-based expatriates who have drawn inspiration from the city, the Emirati culture, and the heritage of local vernacular. The hotel also collaborated with Fatima Bint Mohamed Initiative to create unique rugs as part of the overall creative concept. The initiative is the UAE’s very own carpet production and community development program empowering more than 4,000 female artisans in Afghanistan.
This artsy hotel is must see if you are looking for new inspirations and enjoy some cool art!
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