Marriott Hotel Erbil
Marriott Hotels are known for their quality and this flagship development in Erbil is no exception. Boasting 260 guest suites, a grand ballroom, four restaurants, cafes, all day dining as well as business centres, meeting rooms along with the Marriott Executive Apartments, this brand new landmark 5 Star Hotel development is set to be a real eye opener for the City of Erbil, located in Kurdistan, Iraq.
When limah Design Consultants joined the project to deliver a complete wayfinding and signage masterplan for the site, we immediately noticed the quality of the development and found some great inspiration from the interiors that had been deigned by LWD, another Dubai based Company of note.
limah will be focusing on developing a range of luxury inspired interior and exterior signs, along with an intuitive numbering system for all the hotel’s guest rooms, suites and floors to ease flow through the property. The company will also make the car park easier to navigate through large graphics and oversized numbers as well as bright colours to welcome guests and aid them in remembering where they parked.
All too often signage is something that is simply added at the end of a project: in this case it will be integrated into the architecture by using similar materials and themes to the rest of the hotel.
With today’s hotels being far more than just places to spend the night, clients are finding the need to inform guests and give a sense of comfort by allowing guests to understand the complete hotel space, especially a development of this scale, with so much on offer. A complete Wayfinding masterplan addresses the issue by gaining a thorough understanding of the environment and its users before designing any signage, to deliver a complete family of products that not only look great but assist the end user in the best way possible.
A properly planned and implemented Wayfinding program reinforces the message that the hotel and brand is well-planned, organized, safe and caring. If a visitor can easily find their way around, they are more likely to return and tell others of their enjoyable experience.