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Saadiyat Rotana, Abu Dhabi

Design Firm


Momentary Awe

The Story

The luxury of bespoke axminster from Ulster Carpets has added to the exclusive nature and opulent beauty of the new Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas in Abu Dhabi.

Set alongside pristine white beaches, this meticulously planned resort radiates an extravagance and elegance that befits a stunning natural island that also features the Louvre Abu Dhabi and will soon include the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi as well as the Zayed National Museum.

The striking, modern Arabic architecture of the Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas adds a regal presence that sits perfectly beside flawless beaches and uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf.

Working closely with KCA International Dubai – the interior designers behind the world-renowned Burj Al Arab – Ulster created distinctive carpet designs for the corridors, ballroom, pre-function room and meeting rooms that match this opulent setting.

The ballroom takes centre stage and showcases Ulster’s ability to create three dimensional elements within a carpet design. Intricate detailing in muted undertones is overlaid by free-form brush strokes that add a splash of colour to the carpet. Emanating an unrivalled sense of luxury and superlative attention to detail, the carpet sweeps in from the pre-function room to create a sense of drama in the ballroom.

Whether it is the flowing nature of the feature wall art, the eclectic elegance of the chandeliers or the subtlety of the mood lighting, you can find hints of the carpet design throughout the ballroom. Elements of these different layers of texture have been used as inspiration for the carpet designs in the corridors and meetings rooms, providing an understated continuity throughout the resort.

This project, which continues a successful partnership between Rotana Hotel Management Corporation and Ulster, is another example of the design sophistication that can be created in a carpet.

Ulster’s unique PSYLO™ weaving technology enables carpet to be manufactured to a greater degree of design intricacy, using an enhanced spectrum of colour at an unrivalled level of efficiency – all of which are on display at the Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas.

With an office in the Middle East, Ulster continues to enjoy high levels of repeat business within the region’s hospitality sector by offering high levels of customer service.