DoubleTree by Hilton Jeddah, one of the projects to look forward to in 2024!

January 17, 2024

Design Middle East’s cover story for this month includes DoubleTree by Hilton in Jeddah, KSA as one of the upcoming projects by top architectural firms and developers that will soon contribute to the region's scenic grandeur.

DSA Architects International were contracted by Taiba Investments as the lead consultant and design architect to undertake multi-disciplinary design services for the DoubleTree by Hilton located on a prime location near King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Square overlooking the Red Sea in Jeddah, KSA.

The brief was to design and create a distinctive hotel that will serve as a new landmark for the city of Jeddah. As the primary gateway to Mecca and Medina, Jeddah benefits from year-round tourism that draws both international and local visitors. The site is popular among tourists and will be developed with major vistas in mind, including the view of the Jeddah flag, the view of King Fahd Fountain, and the view of the Red Sea.

The highly anticipated 4-star urban hotel has a built-up area of 86,450 m² and will consist of 34 floors. Once completed, it will offer 248 guest rooms and 207 serviced apartments to its guests, as well as meeting rooms, ballroom, outdoor pool, 4nos. F&B outlets, gym and kid’s play area.

The hotel has contemporary minimalistic design which provides an elegant and luxurious feel. The building has simple geometry with rich façade details and patterns which correspond with the room modules. An important element of the design will be façade lighting which should emphasise massing and express the inverted “L” shape volume wrapped with a white frame.

The building solution balances the provision of thermal comfort, robust design solutions and low energy delivery to provide a new residential and retail development. The hotel design has been undertaken in a sustainable approach to optimise the design and future operation of the development. The approach for attaining this begins with assessing the building’s energy usage and making improvements to lower the project’s expected energy consumption.


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Originally, I am from France but have spent many years living across the world, from Africa, The United States and most recently the Middle East.

Throughout my life I have always enjoyed an outdoor lifestyle and as you can see, I have travelled a lot. Having an active life is very important to me, whether that be through things like mountain biking and water sports or even camping at the weekend.

My education began at the School of Versailles in Paris. It was a great school to study at, but I also loved it because of its location. Paris is such a diverse city that is always evolving. If you accompany that with decades of stunning architecture, it really becomes and place like no other.

I have been interested in seeing things grow and develop since a very young age. As a girl I would build sandcastles and tree houses with my brother. Over time that interest developed further and by my teens I knew I wanted to be an architect.

For the last 5 years I have been with the DSA team and my role consists of managing projects from design to creation. As a Project Architect, I am positioned between the design team and the client. It’s a role that I love because it can be so varied from project to project.

Each client has their own particular requests, and it is critical that I understand them at an early stage.

Not only does this help ensure that all team members keep to what the client wants, but also it means that any design hurdles can resolved at a swift pace, avoiding lengthy delays.

When a project begins, inspiration for design is never too far away. From looking back at past successes and evolving those ideas further, to examining the surroundings of the project location. It’s fundamental to capture the vision of the client, taking multiple elements and combining them to create a strong identity.

Spending some quality family time with my husband and son is extremely important to me. When i’m not emersed in a project, I like to spend as much time with them as possible. I also have a great passion for cooking and maintaining a healthy diet. I am always researching new and exciting recipes.

However, the excitement for designing is always with me and currently I am designing a villa for my family and I in France during my spare time.
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