Mondrian Doha Hotel Inspires Fantasy

The Mondrian Doha hotel opened in October 2017 in the city’s West Bay Lagoon neighbourhood. The 270-room hotel is constructed by South West Architecture with interiors by Marcel Wanders

Wanders’ Amsterdam-based studio created the interiors for the hotel, which features a number of grand, extravagant spaces in his distinctive maximalist style.


“The whole hotel is a place of fantasy and surprise,” Wanders said. “It’s really a space that is made for theatre.”

The hotel features a large atrium and lobby space filled with giant white lamps and a black helical staircase that has a balustrade with an ornate cut-out pattern, which extends up over four floors.

The tea room features illuminated white trees and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, while the swimming pool is covered by a floral-patterned stained-glass dome.

Wanders created a shisha lounge that is almost entirely black and white but features hundreds of colourful glass lanterns suspended from the ceiling.

Other notable spaces include a 2000-square-metre, 18-metre-high ballroom, a swimming pool covered by a stained-glass dome, and every room in the hotel enjoys a view over the nearby lagoon.

Get our enews

Design and development news that comes to you


Mandragore: Growing a carbon neutral residential tower

It might be just a little bit taller than your average mangrove forest, but it may have the ...

Maison François: Concrete cube to fabulous French bistro

Transforming what had been referred to as “one giant concrete cube” was going to take a little more ...


Stay connected to the SPEC

Join our reader network by signing up to our weekly newsletter and receive design and development news straight to your inbox

© 2018 Universal Media Co. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Terms of Service. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Universal Media Co.