Perfect Coordinates: Le Meridien opens in Dhaka
MAR 22, 2016 | By Aditi Gaitonde
Touchdown Dhaka. Barely five minutes away from the airport is Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Le Meridien Dhaka, a looming monolithic structure built by local architect Bulbul Haque. Even from the entrance, it is plainly evident that art and design were paramount in the making of this hotel. Segra, the arrival facade of splashed hues by German artist Gerhard Mantz introduces instant vibrancy.
With the aim of unlocking the destination, several aspects of design revolved around the map of the country. The lobby is a gallery of sorts where several of the 300 commissioned art pieces are displayed including the achromatic library installation and map of Dhaka wall art.
In the guest rooms, almost all the furniture and accessories lean towards a transitional style of interiors. “It is all about modern classics. Plus, we’ve kept in mind the 70/30 rule of design,” adds Ashwini Nayar, General Manager, Le Meridien Dhaka. We simply love how local talent was harnessed to create a sophisticated luxury hotel dedicated to creatively inclined travellers.
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