London-based design practice Areen Hospitality has completed all the interiors of the 148 bed Sheraton Dushanbe in Tajikistan.  Located in the city centre the new build business hotel offers an additional 1,695 sqm of space for conferences, dining, leisure and corporate entertainment.

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Areen’s design brief drew inspiration from Dushanbe’s location close to the Silk Road where traders used to meet and do business. The interiors respond to this heritage and use locally-sourced decorative elements, alongside high quality finishes such as marble and hardwoods, as expected within a five star hotel. The new fitness center and spa offer guests a heated indoor pool, with the hotel’s restaurants ranging from a Pan-Asian interiors style (InAzia) to others providing a more contemporary Mediterranean experience (Zaitoun).

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Andrew Linwood, Head of Design, Areen Hospitality, comments: “The hotel is fast becoming the favourite gathering place in town and we are immensely proud of our contribution. The design challenge was to bring both Russian and Islamic features into the interiors, responding to its position as the former crossroads of trade between the East and West. By creating this sense of place, visitors can enjoy and experience the comfort expected in a Sheraton, but without losing touch with the local heritage and culture.”


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