Blurring the boundary between the external and the internal environment through a contemporary interpretation of a garden, the design for the Hilton Garden Inn, Kuwait is natural, fluid and welcoming. The interiors are designed to channel a sense of place with traditional Middle Eastern influences through the use of locally inspired colours, textures and materials. A flood of natural daylight from a fully glazed double height wall highlight the palette of soft browns, golden yellows and vibrant green hues bringing the spirit of the city and the desert into the hotel. There is a natural fluidity in the public spaces where the lobby, garden lounge and all-day dining flow into each other yet still retain their own distinct zones. The 385 guestrooms and suites have a contemporary feel with clean lines and fresh interiors complemented by comprehensive state of the art technology. Carefully selected artwork throughout the property captures beautiful and interesting elements of the local flora and fauna. On brand, yet with its own personality, the Hilton Garden Inn Kuwait adheres to design principles of proportion, geometry, volume, balance, contrast, colour, texture and detail to create an attractive and thoroughly modern hotel. Contributing to GAJ’s design vision, Havelock One combined its expertise in interior contracting and manufacturing for this fast-track project installing juice bar counters, banquet seating and guest room millworks. The ceiling panelling uses a repeat pattern across the difference public areas and the fit-out was completed by the provision of regular and acoustic ceilings, corridor wall cladding, painting, screeding, wallpapers, tiling, carpets, glass and movable partition works.
Interior Design: Godwin Austen Johnson
Interior Fit-out: Havelock One
Photography: courtesy of Godwin Austen Johnson