The Holy City of Mecca has been a pilgrimage destination for hundreds of years, making it a welcoming place for travelers. This spirit of hospitality has been reflected in the Shaza Makkah Hotel, located near the Al Masjid Al Haram Grand Mosque in the new Jabal Al Kaaba district.

Studio Name: Intercon
Design Team: Intercon Hospitality Projects Team
Location: Holy City of Makkah, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Year: 2015
Status: Completed
Program: 5 Star Hotel and Private Penthouse
Area: 38,000m2
Consultants:  Intercon (Interior Design)
Photography Credits: Intercon. Shaza Hotels

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©Intercon. Shaza Hotels

Located in the heart of the city, the design concept embodies both a visual connection with the holy site and a needed break and rest after a busy day of pilgrimage.

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©Intercon. Shaza Hotels

The hotel, with its 251 guest rooms, is an expression of a millennia-old tradition reinterpreted through a contemporary interior design recognizable to local and international guests.The interiors are in shades of cream and aqua, two soothing and muted tones that create the necessary framework for contemplation and serenity.Tranquility and serenity are the main inspirations for the development of the interiors, which fit into the atmosphere and welcome guests.

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©Intercon. Shaza Hotels

Art, calligraphy, furniture and locally inspired motifs in carpets and grids enhance the sense of place, reinforced by the use of lights that duplicate these Arabic patterns in walls, floors and ceilings to create a natural continuity in the peaceful mood of visitors to one of the most revered places in the world.

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