Areen Hospitality specifies Kai’s “Althea” for JW Marriot, Morocco

Award winning design practice Areen Hospitality is working on the interiors of a new 5 star hotel under the JW Marriott brand, which is to be built alongside the Marina Smir in Tetouan, Morocco.1 resizeThe 22.5 sq.m. development comprises over 190 guest rooms, a spa and 3 restaurants. Marina Spir is Morocco’s first yacht harbour and fast becoming the first port of choice for those travelling along the South Med. Tetouan is a UNESCO World Heritage site, an established tourist attraction with much cultural and heritage significance.

Areen Hospitality’s Head of Design, Andrew Linwood comments;

“As always we search for a balance between providing durable and functional spaces, whilst still offering an interior which surprises and embraces its guests.  Traditional Moroccan hospitality is renowned the world over and we wanted to capture this essence within the new JW Marriott Tetouan.”3 resize

Andrew added;

“Inspiration for the design of the interiors is drawn from traditional Moroccan patterns, materials and heritage. Alongside respecting these values, we wanted to provide an elegant and sophisticated interior offering a warm welcome to all hotel guests.”

Soft colours and fabrics are used throughout the scheme. With this brief in mind, Areen approached KAI Fabrics and selected designs from its ALTHEA Collection. 5 resizeALTHEA combines intricate woven surface textures to create a stunning range of glamorous tactile fabrics.  Raised weaves, embroidered satins and a burn out voile complete this vintage-chic look. The colour palette includes soft, subtle tones of moonstone and eau de nil, kitten grey and blush contrast, together with the stronger shades of mineral and zest, sky and storm and platinum and pewter.

Different colours combined together create a beautiful fusion of shades.2 resize




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