An Amazing Hotel That Gives Dubai an Architectural Run for Its Money
Whereas most of the new, awe-inspiring hotels and structures are popping up in and around Dubai, the Hareem Architects firm has just announced their plans for the Full Moon Rising and Caspian Plus hotels, which look to be one of the most incredible hotels ever built, but their chosen location is the central Asian republic of Azerbaijan. Watch out Dubai, you could have some competition on your hands.
Though Hareem Architects have only been in Azerbaijan since 2007, they were quick to establish themselves and nail down this global attention grabbing project. The entire concept consists of two separate hotels. The first is the Full Moon Rising hotel, which, obviously, is meant to resemble a full moon (or maybe the Death Star anyone?). The 35 story structure will consist of 104,182 square meters of space for 382 rooms, which seems a relatively small amount of rooms given the sheer size of the internal space, but could guarantee that the rooms themselves are quite large. There will also be adequate space for retail and commercial businesses.
The subsequent part of this two-part hotel is the Caspian Plus that includes Crescent Place, both of which are on a neighboring peninsula. Though not as large, the Crescent Place will, too, be a luxury hotel, with 32 floors, 221 hotel rooms and 128 serviceable apartments. The other four buildings that make up the Caspian Plus will house more residential and commercial businesses as well.
Overall this stands to be an impressive compound of structures that should garner some much deserved attention. It's nice to see that Dubai, with all it's wowing abilities, has inspired the world over to kick up their game in the architectural field. Let's hope the inspiration keeps spreading.