The dazzling ambience at Atlantic, The Palm is made more magical with lighting concepts by Preciosa Lighting, which conveys eclectic underwater themes to complement the contemporary spaces.
Cradled amid the Arabian Gulf with sweeping vistas of the Dubai skyline, Atlantis, The Palm takes the spotlight as the region’s most iconic hotel renowned for its luxurious offerings. The hotel was recently refurbished, with HBA Dubai taking the lead to give the resort a major uplift while preserving its unique aqua-inspired theme. Preciosa Lighting played a significant role in the revamp, presenting a series of breathtaking lighting design concepts for seven different spaces at the resort.
One of Preciosa’s most outstanding lighting installations for the hotel is the spiralling shell displayed at the Plato’s Coffee & Tea Lounge. Designed by Preciosa designer Petr Korínek in collaboration with HBA Dubai, the lighting concept is inspired by the underwater world and features approximately 35,000 cut beads in three shades of blue. The lighting piece also includes 4500 almond trimmings on 180 hanging points, which float around the shell to create the illusion of being under the sea.
At the glamorous Ossiano Underwater Bar & Restaurant, a variety of Preciosa lighting creations infuse the dining establishment with an eclectic charm. A seven metres long sparkling violet and crystal Stardust wall greet diners as they enter the restaurant. However, the main centrepiece of Ossiano is a two-metre chandelier at the reception area. Inspired by exotic sea creatures, the lighting piece is crafted from crystal glass tubes in shades ranging from honey to clear.
Over at the resort’s private dining room, four metres of hand-made crystal spheres hanging from the ceiling enliven space. Outside, three large lighting installations made from honey and clear hand-blown crystal leaves by Preciosa designer Anežka Závadová illuminate the corridor that leads guests to the Imperial Club Lounge. A welcoming atmosphere prevails at the Imperial Club & Bar, achieved using a beautiful Preciosa lighting installation featuring a mix of optical glass and cracked glass in shades of champagne and amber.
Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) Dubai
Allen Architecture Interiors Design (AAID) Dubai
Photo Credits: Ales Vyslouzil