Client: Cham Properties
Location: Damascus – Syria
Services Provided: Redesign of the Main Elevations
Total Built-up Area: 53,000 sq.m
Construction Cost: US $ 35,000,000
Starting Date: 2010
Completion Date: 2010


Mazza Rotana Hotel is one of the important hotels to be built in Damascus which has been asked by the owner to make changes to the architectural elevations of the project.

the designer presented three proposals to meet the desire of the owner and all of these proposals were emulate local architecture in the city of Damascus. The colored stone base was used to reflect the vernacular architecture. To strengthen the elevations to be part of the entire architectural context we used the wooden Mashrabeyyah (Islamic element).

The designer tried to keep the windows in its original shapes with minor modifications to meet the budget. In addition to that we used the balconies with metal handrail to add beauty to facades keeping in mind that we keep the main entrance as welcoming point.