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Palais WIA


04. Hotel Bedroom & Suites Design - Rest of the World Finalist

Design Practice:

IAIA - Idea Art Interior Architects

Project Title:

Palais WIA

Project Location:

Wuxi, Côte d'Ivoire

Design Practice Location:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

All project descriptions are provided by SBID Awards entrants.

Located at the Boulevard des Martyrs in the heart of Abidjan, Palais WIA is a boutique Hotel with a unique contextual story told through its thematic guest rooms. Historically, Palais WIA was owned by Félix Boigny, the founding president of Ivory Coast, and was offered to the dictator Mobutu and his wives. In fact, rooms have been designed and dedicated to famous African leadership figures that have impacted Abidjan, Ivory Coast and the African continent. The rooms showcasing the figure’s character traits and playing on its assets turns each stay into an immersive dialogue and a cultural experience for guests.

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