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SENEGAL

pullman

dakar

Project Team:

Lead Consultant (Architecture | Design): studio | dsq

Management Contractor: BEG ing

Specialist Joinery: H&H, Italy

Lighting Design: Into Lighting

Landscape Architect: Dermot Foley

Specilaist Suppliers: Aissa Dione, Moroso , Kettal, Interna, Boss Design, Laufen, Sekers , Vescom, Omar Victor Diop,  Senegal inox, Siltec

‘experience Pullman as a Global Nomad’

Partnering Accor on the re-juvenation, refurbishment & re-positioning of Pullman Teranga Hotel | Dakar, Senegal.

studio | dsq were lead consultant on the refurbishment of this existing hotel, with a brief to create a new direction for the upscale brand and a ‘flagship’ for Africa.  The overall scope encompassing the full upgrade of public areas, bedrooms & F&B offers, along with a separate pool & ocean destination.

A new external terrace provides a stunning location to sample the hotel’s restaurant & bar both by day & night; brought to life with the added bonus of cocktail staging & an open/show kitchen.  A new wellbeing experience, embracing the Pullman Spa & Pullman Fit offer, is located in the lower ground floor. The renovation incorporates both a new concept and core brand markers with areas designated to provide beauty/salon facilities, gym and terrace pool; again orientated towards the ocean.

The upgrade has transformed the ground floor environment, creating a fluid space that is punctuated by a sculptural aesthetic, designed to enhance the use of natural daylight and the hotels aspect to the ocean.  A rich, solar palette combines with textured materials and decorative finishes achieving a balance between the upscale characteristics of the Pullman brand and the authenticity & craft of Senegal. 

Accor and the design team collaborated with Aïssa Dione, a renowned Senegalese painter, textile designer & entrepreneur in helping to source woven fabrics, furnishings & upholstery to influence key pieces as part of the overall scheme.  Local metalworkers fabricated complex sculptural wraps, assembled and finished in-situ, with the impressive structures providing a series of key focal points whilst, enhancing the transparency of the interior space.

Dakar based photographer ‘Omar Victor Diop’ was engaged to incorporate a number of artworks throughout the hotel.  Diop is a key member of the local art scene as well as its borderless envoy. In his bold and vibrant classical-style portraits, he interprets the form and meaning of identity in contemporary Africa.

A unique solution in relaxed, inspiring surroundings, designed to inspire and connect as part of a rewarding guest experience.