30 Jan 2014

HBA to intensify footprint with MENA masterpieces

Providing the world of luxury with awe-inspiring creations including The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi – a hospitality masterpiece,  prestigious and internationally renowned hospitality design firm, Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) has unveiled out plans for further expansion in the MENA region following a successful year of growth in 2013.

With 18 projects in the pipeline in MENA, HBA plans to reinforce its ongoing commitment to the region in 2014 with expansion into new regions.

Upcoming projects in the include the Grand Hyatt Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the Corinthia Hotel Benghazi in Libya, the Saraya Aqaba Resort in Jordan, and the Harbor Point Development in Lagos, Nigeria, with projects in sub-Sahara Africa also planned for the near future.

Leila Abdulrahim, director, HBA Middle East declared: “Last year was a major success for HBA MENA, with prestigious projects completed such as the Grand Hyatt Spa refurbishment and the new Al Manzil living room concept in Dubai.”

“There is huge potential in the region, especially following the Dubai Expo 2020 win, with several prestigious hotel brands pledging to more than triple room numbers by the time the Expo comes around.”

Abdulrahim continued, commenting on the company’s aim for 2014: “We have plans in motion to emulate the success of 2013 and secure further world-class projects in the Middle East and wider region.”

Ian Carr, Co-CEO, HBA added: “At HBA, we pride ourselves on diversity in our talent, design skills, and depth of knowledge around the globe. With over 50 years of hospitality experience, HBA today still prides itself on retaining and expanding our top talent to consistently deliver the highest standard of quality to our clients on a global and a local basis, no matter how big or small.”

“Our vision has always been to design the world’s best hospitality projects, and it is this vision that forms the basis of our continued success.”

All HBA interiors are the result of a unique and sensitive response to location, architecture, and client vision. HBA’s international presence, combined with its knowledge of the interior design industry, has facilitated the ability to rewrite the language of design with each unique project.