Accor – Pullman Teranga Hotel | Dakar | Senegal

We continue our focus on hospitality with a look at the new Accor Pullman Teranga Hotel in Dakar, Senegal.

Studio designsquared were selected to be the lead consultant on the rejuvenation, refurbishment & re-positioning of the Pullman Teranga. They were given a brief to create a new direction for the brand and establish a ‘flagship’ for Africa.  Overall it encompassed a full upgrade of the public areas, bedrooms, F&B offers along with a separate pool & ocean destination.


The ground floor environment has been completely transformed, with a fluid space, punctuated by a sculptural aesthetic and designed to enhance the use of natural daylight and the stunning views to the ocean.  A rich, solar palette has been combined with textured materials and decorative finishes which has achieved a balance between the upscale characteristics of the Pullman brand and the authenticity & craft of Senegal.


Accor and the design team collaborated with Aïssa Dione, a renowned Senegalese painter, textile designer & entrepreneur in helping to source woven fabrics, furnishings & upholstery to influence key pieces as part of the overall scheme.  Senegalese photographer ‘Omar Victor Diop’ was commissioned to produce a number of artworks for the project and his style is incorporated throughout the hotel: interrogative and intriguing, prospective, yet a tad vintage, drawing inspiration from his international upbringing, as well as his African visual heritage.  Dakar based metalworkers fabricated complex sculptural wraps, assembled, and finished in-situ, with the impressive structures providing a series of key focal points whilst, enhancing the transparency of the interior space.


In addition, a new external terrace provides a stunning location to sample the hotel’s restaurant & bar both by day & night; brought to life with the added bonus of cocktail staging & an open/show kitchen.  A new wellbeing experience, embracing the universal pillars of wellness – Sleep, Food, Sport and Spa is located in the lower ground floor. The renovation incorporates both a new concept and core brand markers with areas designated to provide beauty/salon facilities, gym and external lane pool; again, orientated towards the ocean.


A unique solution in relaxed, inspiring surroundings, designed to inspire and connect as part of a rewarding guest experience.

BCFA member Boss Design supplied furniture for this project.

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About Alys Bryan

Alys Bryan is an experienced freelance furniture designer specialising in commercially viable contract seating. At Method Communication Alys uses her design knowledge to help her clients communicate their brand.
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