John Duffy Design Group with G1 Architects design Marriott Cotonou, Benin
John Duffy Design Group is creating the interior design of what will be Marriott International’s first five-star luxury resort hotel in Cotonou, Benin on the West African coast, in association with G1 architects.
The great room greets you upon arrival, a multi-functional space housing a reception area, lounge seating, lift lobbies, bar and retail spaces. With sea views from the pool terrace and flooded with natural light, the colour palate is primarily neutral using rich materials of stone, timber and glass, with colour and textures taken from the surrounding environment and artisan lighting, architectural detailing and luxurious fabrics that are influenced by the local culture, the great room sets the tone for the interior throughout this luxurious development.
With facilities including a 600sqm ballroom, a luxurious spa; featuring Italian marble floors, decorative metal screening, textured stone walls and private treatment rooms. A health and leisure centre, tennis courts, and outdoor swimming pools. State of the art conference facilities including boardroom and five individual interconnecting rooms Marriott Cotonou has everything for business trips or family getaways.
The hotel facilities are further complimented by two restaurants, executive lounge and sports bar.
All-day dining restaurant where the interior design has an international influence with the use of decorative timber panelling, graphic upholstery fabrics and feature lighting brought together to create an open, light and inviting space.
The Asian fusion signature restaurant is a contemporary take on traditional Asian décor with contemporary elements used in the angled gold bar, feature ceiling detail and Asian inspired silks and sumptuous upholstery fabrics.
The hotels 200 bedrooms include typical bedrooms, junior suites and the presidential suite. Luxurious in every element from the Italian porcelain floors, bespoke walnut cabinetry, and luxurious upholstery, the bedrooms draw influence from the local environment, taking a contemporary twist on traditional African prints and textures.