Located in Jeddah, the Assila is a Rocco Forte Hotel that combines the cool simplicity of a Middle Eastern interior with the warmth of European design.
Composed of 214 bedrooms, 94 residential suites, four restaurants, two spas and a roof top pool, the hotel’s design features clean lines, luxury materials and palatial ceiling heights. Combining with this contemporary architecture are a selection of Arabic motifs in the lighting, artwork and patterns, alongside colourful fabrics.
Photography by James McDonald
The design is fresh but with a fun edge; as the clean lines in the contemporary architecture, clear walls in shades of white and grey and lime stone floors are punctuated with traditional Arabic elements.
High ceilings and doors carry through the public areas into the rooms and suites, however these palatial proportions feel intimate. As the grey stained oak joinery and panelling, use of blackened steel metalwork on the furniture and bespoke hand-woven rugs, creates a warm residential feel.