W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Resort – Luxury
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Scott Whittaker
  • Hospitality
  • Location
    Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Project Date

DWP completed the refurbishment of the Lobby & Public Areas, F&B, including the first W All Speciality Dining; GARAGE and the WET Deck to bring to life this second W Hotel designed by DWP in the Middle East and the largest W Hotel in the world.
The refurbishment of W Abu Dhabi responds to the location. It is driven by a curated design approach based on research and creative interpretation, bringing to life the "W Insider" idea. As the team explored the historical, physical and social context of Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital was revealed as a place of fascinating juxtapositions and contrasts. As a vibrant, modern city rich in ancient cultural traditions, it challenges preconceived notions and stereotypes of the Middle East.
Based on these findings, a multi-layered concept was developed around the theme of "Mirage". Inspiration was drawn from the diverse elements that form Abu Dhabi today, from centuries-old Bedouin customs and the country's natural attributes to the city’s modern face and the riches it is known for. As a result, the refurbishment imbues the hotel with a strong sense of place that celebrates Abu Dhabi and delivers a genuinely memorable W experience designed to WOW.

At the heart of everything we do is the philosophy that architecture and design is best when it is simple, elegant and timeless.

For 25 years dwp has been a global architecture and design company that has completed award-winning work.

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Currently located in Australia, Asia and the Middle East, we offer worldwide architectural and design services.

Other prizes
- Asia Pacific Property Awards 2020, Office Interior, Winner - The International Property Awards 2019, Best Hotel Interior, Winner - World Interiors News (WIN) Awards 2019, Studios, Co-Working Spaces and Home Office, Gold Winner - World Interiors News (WIN) Awards 2019, Hospitals and Clinics, Bronze Winner - BCI Asia Interior Design Awards 2019, Residential, Winner - Herman Miller Living Office Awards 2019, Best Living Office Design, Herman Miller Living Office Awards, Winner - BCI Asia Interior Design Awards 2018, Residential, Winner - INDEX Architecture and Design Awards 2018, Best Commercial Design Project, Winner - Commercial Interior Design Awards 2017, Sustainable Interior Design of the Year, Winner - The International Design and Architecture Awards 2017, Luxury Residence, Winner - BCI Asia Interior Design Awards 2017, Residential, Winner - Middle East Interior Design Awards 2014, Interior Design, Winner -