Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
KANNFINCH was responsible for both the architecture and the interior design of this development, which is located adjacent to the F1 racetrack on Yas Island and was successfully delivered for the 2009 Grand Prix. The project comprises a 400 room Crowne Plaza Resort Hotel and 200 key Staybridge Serviced Apartments, as well as a 50m swimming pool, gym facilities, a number of food and beverage outlets, and conference facilities.
As the site overlooks a golf course, a feature of the development is integrated leisure, food and beverage and banquet spaces opening out onto the golf course. The interiors are splashed with vibrant gestures of colour, and culturally referenced motifs are integrated through soft and hard furnishings as well as sculptural elements.
Crowne Plaza, Yas Island was shortlisted for the 2011 DIA Awards in the ‘Colour in Interior Design’ Category. See here for more information about the award.