Project name: Studio One

Location:  Studio City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Date Completed: 1st May 2019

Interior Designer:  Paul Bishop

Hotel Group/Developer: Roya International


Located in Studio City, Dubai, the Studio One Hotel as prescribed in the client brief to Bishop Design was to create and establish a new language and philosophical approach to a modern, current, 4-star hotel environment. The hotel was to feature 141 bedrooms incorporating 5 different room types, which would include a selection of extended stay studios and apartments. Creating a comfortable and homely environment was at the heart of the projects conception with careful consideration dedicated to self-service pantries on each floor, in-house launderette and a grab & go counter.

Bishop Designs desired direction was to be ultimately cost-effective, considering materials which were visually dynamic, unique, recycled with a strong use of graphic and visual connectivity throughout, thoughtfully provocative however synonymous with its demographic yet also possessing the versatility to be rolled out within different regions on a global level. Space allocation was paramount to best utilise the area available still adhering to DTCM standards and guidelines, however, playful, cheeky and diverse in its application, design styling and specified finishes.

The clients reasoning behind the chosen design was to create a fresh hotel offering unique to the region and to the star offering in spirit yet establishing an individual identity as a home-grown brand that would set the precedent of subsequent future outlets to follow. The approach taken was to create something fresh, original, multi-faceted in its function allowing the guest to stay either on a short-term or long-term basis.

Bishop Design by Paul Bishop were also commissioned for the design of two F&B units within the hotel. Larte was to be the hotels all-day dining concept, whereas Meating Room was conceptualized to become a casual dining destination for meat and greet, specializing in contemporary BBQ food, bringing foodies, socialites and families together within a contemporary ambiance that infuses perfectly with the exquisite gastronomy cocktail and food offering.