ART AT INTERCONTINENTAL DUBAI MARINA
With art at the core of our design and style, every corner of our hotel is filled with interesting and bespoke pieces of art, each with their own story. Inspiration has been taken from art galleries, combining the UAE's rich history and interesting environment. Each art piece has been carefully placed in key areas of the hotel, where their stories can be told uninterrupted.
THE PINK SCULPTURES
The signature work of art that can surely be named a symbol of the hotel; it is the first thing you see when you enter the hotel.
The colour was chosen to underline the contemporary style of the hotel, as well as to stand out amidst the neutral colour tones of the wood and stone mainly used in the reception area.
The sculpture is seven meters high and goes up through the ceiling till the first floor. They are mathematical yet organic in the way the elements are positioned together.
A curator is a manager or overseer and traditionally a keeper of a cultural heritage institution such as a gallery or a museum. InterContinental Dubai Marina took inspiration for it's interior from an art gallery, therefore the curators located in "The Gallery".
They appear to be attentively overseeing what is happening around the hotel and understanding guests' needs. They take particular interest in our guests in the lobby as they are keen to warmly welcome them into our hotel.
The curator who is peeking out is called
"The Curious Curator"
HEAD TO HEAD
Inspired by the Moai statues of the Easter Island, which were renowned for their exaggerated facial features and giant heads.
The construction of the Moai statues was considered to be an achievement of great skill, which is representative of what is being achieved in our meeting spaces.
They represent the following sayings:
"Two heads are better than one."
"Great minds think alike."
THE SHEIKH PORTRAITS
Just short of 3000 nails were used in each individual portrait of UAE Sheikhs. Each portrait started with a photograph, which the artist reproduced in ink and spent hours precisely stippling the image, he then began hammering each nail into place.
1st portrait - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of UAE, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
2nd portrait - Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAE founding father.
3rd portrait - Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.
Our travellers can be found outside Accents Restaurant and Terrace and were derived from the idea of traditional Arabic Bedouins who live and travel amongst the Arabic Peninsula.
Like the Bedouins, who choose to travel, ours have been on a journey and have now settled at InterContinental Dubai Marina.
They represent both the distance travelled by our team and our guests from all around the world to get to InterContinental Dubai Marina and their size mean they can cover vast distances quickly.
Our Travellers have stopped travelling and found salvation in the form of Accents, our feature restaurant.
The penguins are an element of entertainment within the hotel continuing our theme surprise artwork located around each corner.
We hope they will become a talking point amongst people visiting the pool and inspire photo-worthy moments among guests.