The Marquee

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Hospitality
  • Company/Firm
    ALTER EGO Project Group
  • Lead Designer
    ALTER EGO Project Group
  • Architect
    ALTER EGO Project Group
  • Interior Designer
    ALTER EGO Project Group
  • Location
    Saudi Arabia
  • Project Link

The ultra-modern seven-star boutique MARQUEE hotel with 40 villas is an embodiment of a true oasis. Each villa offers a private patio, a swimming pool and a stunning view of the desert and canyons. Here privacy go together with comfortable relaxation, poetic images are embellished by innovative technologies, and state-of-art architecture addresses the challenging climatic conditions.
Sustainability is at the core of this project. The hotel is powered by an off-grip solar station and equipped with cutting-edge technologies to achieve net-zero emissions and minimal energy consumption. The buildings are made mostly of locally procured materials, such as low-carbon concrete and glass reinforced fibre panels.
The architectural basis of the concept is the marquee pavilion used by Oriental nomads since time immemorial. In present-day interpretation, its shape has become minimalistic and dynamic. When designing the buildings, the architects took into consideration the sun’s motion path and the degree of the tilt of sun rays in order to create adequate shade along the length of each building without limiting the arc of vision from within and thus affording impressive views from the windows.

Bio
ALTER EGO is a premium architectural and interior design bureau founded in 2002. For 20 years in the field of home construction, we have created and delivered more than 300 residential and commercial projects. Throughout this time, the core staff of ALTER EGO hasn’t changed.
We work all over the world. Our award-winning team of architects, engineers, technicians and designers harness craftsmanship to express personality. Whether it’s a country house – a coastal villa – a rural estate – or a boutique hotel, we combine unfettered inspiration with leading-edge expertise.

Other prizes
In 2021-2022, ALTER EGO Project Group has become the winner of: - Global Excellence Awards in the “Most Outstanding Premium Design Agency, 2022 – Italy” category - SBID International Design Awards in the “Fit Out Contractor of the Year – Residential” category - European Property Awards - highest-scoring 5-star winner in the «Residential Property Interior / Private Residence» category - International Design and Architecture Awards in the «Luxury Residence – Europe» category - Luxury Lifestyle Awards in three contested categories: • «Best Luxury Office Interior Design» • «Best Luxury Interior Design Studio» • «Best Luxury Villa»