Project name: The Club Lounge at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Dubai

Location: The Club Lounge, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeira 1, PO Box 62092, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Date completed: 18 February 2019

Architect: Design & ARchitecture bureau (“DAR”)

Interior designer: Silverfox Studios Pte Ltd

Hotel group: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Construction company: Interior International Industries LLC

The Club Lounge is called the “Club House” at the Mandarin Oriental Dubai. This follows on from the brand identifying this outlet as a residence, the members or guests enjoy the space and facilities as if it were an extension to their guest room.

The orientation begins at the center of the residence which is accessed from either side where guest room corridors meet entrances to the Club House. Around the processing desks are small private lounge work pods and a meeting facility which can be subdivided.

The residential components to the space comprise a walk-in kitchen and kitchen table, used for breakfast buffet as well as a social space or break out room at lunch or during afternoon gathering sessions. The kitchen can be booked for events and if so, the guests are inside the kitchen with the Chef, at his kitchen counter inside the action. There are no barriers between the inside or the outside of the kitchen, and guests are encouraged to help themselves to anything inside this area.

Adjacent to the kitchen, Silverfox Studios have a veranda, which is overlooking the Dubai cityscape skyline. This thin indoor-outdoor garden space is bright yet shaded from direct sunlight. An area designed with single or couple occupancy guests in mind. The space has a garden or greenhouse feel with potted plants and hanging baskets suspended from the ceiling joists, the FF&E is suitably comfortable for members to idle away time reading and enjoying the view.

The drawing room has occasional comfortable lounge seating and while the tables can be set for dining or afternoon tea, the space is a relaxing social area for informal gatherings. This space is culturally sensitive as an alternative to typical meeting rooms with a more residential style lounge meeting environment. Within the surrounding cabinetry are bookshelves and residential artefact display platforms.

The dining room is a formal area for table set breakfasts and afternoon lunches/teas, it is a flexible area and allows for differing table configurations so that groups can vary in size, from singles up to a complete private event for 24 people. Silverfox Studios have TV stations that are computer presentation interactive and allow for alternative meeting and business space.

There is a conservatory in front of the dining room which acts as a semi private space for dining and also for a small break out discussion pod, and we also have a separate dining/meeting room adjacent which compliments the offer.