Icon Hotel
Year   2008
Location   Dubai UAE

7 stars hotel 204 rooms, 260 serviced apartments, 120 high luxurious executive apartments and 20 penthouses.

Size   235,000 sq.m.
Status   Detail Design Stage
Practice   ATKINS

Icon Hotel is part of Dubai Promenade, one of Nakheel’s prestigious new developments within Dubai Marina. It is located at the end of the promenade with its private crescent shaped beach. Icon Hotel is the world’s first building with a torus form which creates with its two blobby shaped wings a unique jewel resting on the Arab Gulf as a new iconic beacon for Dubai. The icon hotel is compose of 204 guest rooms260 serviced apartments and 120 luxurious executive apartments


The geometry of Icon Hotel comes to reflect the developing position of Dubai. The torus form with its design and construction challenges, locate Dubai in a higher level as a beacon on the architectural map all over the world. The torus form of the hotel and the two side blobby masses reflects the marine nature; the water blobs and the purity of the water context that surrounds the project from all directions. The internal architecture of the hotel lobby emphasis on the water context with all the elements that used inside the space of the island platforms, the blobby ballroom and the used reflective materials. Icon Hotel is one of its kind which is designed to last for decades as a symbol  for Dubai

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