Marcel Wanders Works His Magic on The Mondrian DOHA (38 photos)

Marcel Wanders Mondrian DOHA

Marcel Wanders, the Dutch creative force who seems to design, decorate, create and produce more in a month than most could possibly accomplish in a year, continues his streak with the soon to open Mondrian DOHA hotel in Qatar.

Marcel Wanders Designs The Mondrian DOHA

The new luxury hotel will incorporate bespoke Marcel Wanders design features with influences from the beauty of local patterns, ornate Arabic writing and historic souks. Standout, memorable elements include giant columns with golden eggs, a ‘tree of life’ comprised of flowers, falcon video art, giant shisha, patterned carpets, ornate stained glass and intricate mosaic tiling.

The essence of One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales and stories, has also influenced the design of the space, which is detailed-orientated and complex, with a number of facets, levels and layers.

Structurally, the building of Mondrian Doha is shaped like a falcon, with many references to the national bird of Qatar also found inside; from paintings and portraits to falcon headpieces and ornaments. The location of the hotel next to Lagoona Mall in the West Bay area also acts as a gateway to the new Lusail City development, one of the world’s most visionary single developments and a true representation of Modern Qatar.

Like most of Wanders’ interior decor and designs for hotels, it’s like walking through a wonderland with ornate Arabic motifs and oversized interior columns and faux trees, suspended lights and sculptures. His surreal vision coupled with unusual color, textures and designs is like walking through a dream.

The Mondrian Doha Atrium

The Mondrian Doha in Quatar is a 5-star destination with interior design by Marcel Wanders and operated by the global hospitality company sbe, drawing on local knowledge and exhibiting innovative materials and techniques.

Each space possesses its own identity, allowing guests to form a collection of stories woven with a main theme that runs throughout. Bespoke designs and Marcel Wanders’ signature style combine to create a truly holistic, sensual and memorable experience. The iconic building is designed by SWE Architecture.

The hotel lobby

In the lobby, an oversized gold leaf bell with a crystal chandelier welcomes guests, while in the lounge, a surreal white forest is characterized by giant white Trees of Life.

The hotel lounge

In the multipurpose hall, three colours adapt into intriguing atmospheres.

The Multipurpose Hall

At Mondrian Doha Marcel Wanders’ signature design language creates the most multi-layered sensory experience of any luxury hotel destination.

“Many themes are layered in the hotel. With each individual space telling its own tale, guests have many different experiences, and therefore, weave for themselves a volume of stories to share,” says Marcel.

The hotel’s world-class spa

Bespoke designs span from the hotel’s lobby and restaurants to its royal penthouses, VIP units, bridal suites and premium and standard rooms, reflecting local patterns, Arabic writing, historic souks and falcons. Giant columns with golden eggs, falcon video art, ornate stained glass and intricate mosaic tiling inspire guests with feelings of nostalgia.

The Rooms
The hotel has 270 rooms and suites.

Standard Terrace Suite:

Premiere 2 Bedroom Suite:

“Stories connect us to our history, our culture and to each other. Stepping into Mondrian Doha begins the first chapter of a wonderful story that unfolds around every turn. Conceptually, we have married local culture with a modern design aesthetic. While many themes are collectively layered throughout the hotel, each individual space tells its own tale. Guests may therefore have many different experiences and weave for themselves a collection of stories to share.” – Marcel Wanders

Superior Penthouse Suite:
Qatar luxury hotel

The ESPA Spa

The hotel also features a  spa – an unparalleled journey combining health, beauty and wellbeing. ESPA at Mondrian Doha delivers an unforgettable wellness experience hidden in a private “Garden of Eden.” Shimmering mosaic walls lead guests to the 12 treatment rooms, a heated experience garden, relaxation rooms and our traditional Turkish Hammam.

“Conceptually, we have married local culture with a modern design aesthetic to compile tales told from legends through sophisticated verses of poetry,” adds Marcel Wanders.

Mondrian Doha brings the up-all-night intensity, energy and Sunset Strip vibe of the original Hollywood Mondrian to the West Bay Lagoon neighborhood of Doha, capital city of Qatar. In addition to 270 rooms and suites, Mondrian Doha will feature eight innovative bars and restaurants featuring both regional and international cuisine, an indoor/outdoor rooftop pool bar, ultra-modern meeting and conference venues and a world class spa.

Food And Drink
The hotel’s restaurants and cafe dining include Cut by Wolfgang Puck, The Hudson Tavern for burgers and beer, Morimoto Japanese restaurant, Walima Middle Eastern Cuisine and New York’s Magnolia Bakery for sweets. Cocktails and after hours fun can be found at the wild Cirrus Bar on the 27th floor, The Black Orchid nightclub or Smoke and Mirrors, a luxury cigar lounge.

Walima Middle Eastern Cuisine
Wolfgang Puck’s CUT
Hudson Tavern
The Morimito
The Cirrus Bar on the 27th floor
The Black orchid Bar & Nightclub
Smoke and Mirrors Cigar Lounge & Bar

Ballroom and Bridal Suite
Mondrian Doha offers a variety of stylish and unique options for meetings and special events. Mondrian features a 21,528 square feet/2000 square meter Ballroom that can hold up to 1,500 guests for a wedding or special event.

This majestic Ballroom also offers a private, panoramic elevator to take the Bride and Groom or VIPs directly to and from the 6,458 square foot/600 square meter Bridal Suite.

The Opal Bridal Suite:


Mondrian also has seven meeting spaces with over 5,000 square feet/500 square meters of flexible space for meetings and special events.


Mondrian DOHA

images and information courtesy of Marcel Wanders and sbe

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