Al Raha Beach Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Al Raha community and beach hotel, while separated by a canal, were designed as an integrated project linking an existing hotel, two beaches, waterfront retail, and high rise apartments. A landscape design was prepared to develop a lush, embracing setting for hotel guests and ease their transitions as they moved throughout the site. The site and landscape design integrated with the architectural spatial and metaphorical concepts to pursue a clear and strong vision for the hotel. Jeff Lakey participated in the design as a leading member of the invitation-only submittal by the RNL team.