KCA International, a global design firm, has been at the forefront of luxury hospitality design for more than three decades and recently completed a stunning The Penthouse project at The Address Beach Resort & Spa in Dubai.
The Address Beach Resort and Residences holds two Guinness World Records: the highest outdoor infinity pool in a building and the highest occupied skybridge floor.
A modern and contemporary development, The Address Beach Resort & Spa is the first Address Hotel and Residences property located on the beach in the prime JBR area. This new beachfront development integrates a hotel branded by premium luxury five-star Address Hotel, fully serviced apartments, and luxury residences within an iconic 77-storey architectural marvel. KCA was appointed to design all interiors of the development which has been reflecting the iconic and residential nature of The Address Hotels and Resorts brand. The design direction for this unique property can be best described by keywords – Sophisticated, Timeless Beauty, Freshness, Simplicity, and Elegance.
The Penthouse is a three-story luxury retreat at the top of the building with views of the Arabian Gulf and Palm Jumeirah. The interior design philosophy is that “The Address Hotels & Resorts are warm and inviting in feel, radiating contemporary elegance using earth tone colours.” The interiors artistically convey the ethos of living a good and luxurious life by the sea. The spectacular views and surroundings inspired the ID: neutral colours are enlivened with splashes of marine blues and green, evoking subtly a beachside sensibility.
The main floor of the Penthouse is located on level 75 and the 4m high ceilings in the entrance, majlis, show kitchen and dining area have a huge impact on the space and allows the guest full views of the sea allowing natural light to flood the rooms. Beige and taupe tones are the base for the accent shades of teal. Hard finishes include light timber wood panelling, dark furniture timber, contrasting dark metal accents and lightly coloured lacquered furniture. High-quality book-matched stone is a continuing design language throughout the space on feature walls and countertops and the furniture style is modern and warm with an exciting mix of textures and colours, elegant high-end finishes, and details.
The master bedroom suite is located at the apex of the building’s curve and features a large walk-in dressing area as well as a master bathroom with a free-standing bath, elongated double marble vanity, and 3D travertine wall tiles. The sheer size of the bathroom creates a spa-like environment in which guests can truly relax.
The Penthouse continues to impress with an architectural double height volume from level 73 to 74 and is one of the main features in keeping with the scale and iconic nature of the building. This volume of space creates the ‘grand sense of arrival with a full view to the sea beyond and is designed to bring together the soft colour palettes and modern furniture pieces in a harmonious blend without detracting from the view.
Light-coloured marble and timber and dark metal accents relate directly to the modern building.
The living room and show kitchen provide a large entertainment area highlighted with a book-matched marble feature wall in the living space extending 7m to the ceiling.
With the addition of a loft space added above the show kitchen for a master bedroom suite with a walk-in dressing area and a large bathroom with a 2m wide free-standing circular bath, the Penthouse is the pinnacle of luxury living.
The artwork in the Penthouse was carefully curated in collaboration with the art consultant, Ophelia Art. While the art in the main hotel is gentle and soft, the art in the Penthouse is more contemporary and bold. On level 73, two dramatic seascape paintings hang beside the cantilevered staircase, reflecting the changing nature of the sea below. Vibrant blues and greens are used on all of the canvases, and the overall style is a marriage of art and elegance, thanks to the addition of 3D sculptural resin and perspex installations.
Pictures courtesy: Ben Preece