The Mandarin Oriental Doha is a 5-star new build hotel designed in partnership with principal architects John McAslan + Partners. A decade in the making, the hotel opened to the regional public in early 2019. It is the first hotel in the Msheireb Downtown district of Doha and the first Mandarin Oriental hotel in the Middle East, owned by Msheireb and operated by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. The hotel consists of 123 rooms, 35 suites and 91 serviced apartments as well as 9 F&B spaces and a 3,000 sqm Spa and Wellness Centre. David Collins Studio worked with the Mandarin Oriental brand to create the interior design for the entire new-build hotel, intended to celebrate the cultural heritage of Doha whilst embracing innovation and modernity. Aspects of Qatari heritage, culture and history were combined with timeless luxury to create a unique hospitality experience for the city.
This was an incredible project to be involved with and our concept began by delving into the Emirate’s rich seafaring history. These nautical elements have been interpreted through a layered materiality and an iconic palette for this unique property.