Godwin Austen Johnson joins fellow leading interior design firms in the challenge to design a hotel room as part of this year’s new Hotel Room Design Challenge at the Hotel Show Dubai.
Competing teams will have a designated space within the event to create their room set design, based on the theme ‘Dubai: A World of Possibility, A Lifetime of Stories’. Visitors at the event will vote for their favourite room set design during the first and second days of the Hotel Show, and the winning team will be awarded at the Middle East Hospitality Awards on 18th September at the Ritz Carlton DIFC.
“We have chosen the team based on their passion for the project. It is an exciting initiative and we want to ensure that we have people working on it who are going to see it as a platform to showcase their creativity and technical skills. The challenge will be led by two of our young up and coming designers,” said Jacinda Raniolo, lead creative designer at Godwin Austen Johnson.
The GAJ team will be led by interior designer Abdallah Mohamed Gad and junior designer Faizal Razak supported by junior designer Hala Abdelbaky and intern Aya Faour.
GAJ have been practising in the region for 30 years and have a wealth of experience designing hotels across the region, particularly projects that relate to the show’s theme of connecting the traditional with the progressive.
“Our team is made up of individuals from vastly different backgrounds and experience who, when brought together, will certainly provide a diverse approach to this competition, said Raniolo.
The 20th edition of the Hotel Show Dubai will be co-located with INDEX, Workspace, The Leisure Show, Surface Design Middle East, FIM, and INDEX Home.