The Vibe: An understated symphony of timber, brushed brass and marble.
The Area: Located in the city’s Culture Village, downtown Dubai, with its profusion of shops and restaurants, is a 10-minute drive away.
The DNA: Moving away from the cookie-cutter luxury properties that have defined Dubai’s hospitality scene in recent years, FORM Hotel is a breath of fresh air for a city whose industry could very well be on the turn. Catering to that well-travelled, style-savvy digital nomad, the property offers an individual, authentic, localised experience, but takes it a step further with curated list of amenity, service and experience add-ons that include architecture or food tours, basics like bathrobes, or luxuries such as private butlers and turndown services.cThe design, by Paris outfit architecturestudio doesn’t stray from the brand’s concept, with an understated, low-key look featuring bespoke furnishings in muted timber, brushed brass and marble. If you’re looking to stay in, the hotel’s restaurant serves an all-day healthy menu with dishes like the zen bowl with quinoa, avocado and rocket.
Suite-Me-Up: Each guest room offers a unique aspect of Dubai through the large windows that allow uninterrupted views across Dubai Creek and the historical area of Al Jaddaf. Room features include light stone flooring and warm walnut wood furniture, creating different moods throughout the day and into the night.
Seen: dezeen, Wallpaper*
Accolades: Wallpaper* Best Urban Hotels 2019
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 136 rooms & suites (20-50m2) (215-538 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2018 • architecture & interior design: architecturestudio ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible