Boutique Group, a hospitality company fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), has signed an agreement with the consortium of international architecture design firm OBMI and world-renowned French interior designer Jacques Garcia for its Al Hamra Palace project in Jeddah.
Tucked away along the Jeddah Corniche, Al Hamra Palace is an inimitable location with an intriguing blend of Neo-classical and traditional Islamic Hijazi architectural perspectives. Its slanted roofs, arched doorways, and façade made of Riyadh stone all bear witness to these influences.
Originally constructed as a royal residence for King Faisal bin Abdulaziz, Al Hamra Palace is now a royal hospitality property that extends the warmest welcome to its esteemed visitors, who include presidents of Arab and Islamic countries, celebrities such as former US president Richard Nixon, and overseas royalty, including the current reigning monarch of Great Britain, Charles the Third.
Al Hamra Palace is now a royal hospitality property that extends the warmest welcome to its esteemed visitors
Boutique Group CEO Mark De Cocinis explained: “Partnering with entities that share our visionary ethos, unwavering commitment to intricate storytelling, and profound attention to the most nuanced details is not merely an imperative, but an exquisite manifestation of our relentless pursuit of excellence.
“My inspiration stemmed from the existing Islamic architecture of the palace combined with the marvelous essence of old Jeddah and its Hijazi influence”
“Working with internationally renowned design firms like OBMI and Jacques Garcia is an important and essential step in developing the project following the highest standards of development and sustainability while staying true to the rich cultural roots of Al Hamra Palace.”
Talking about the collaboration, Jacques Garcia, said: “My inspiration stemmed from the existing Islamic architecture of the palace combined with the marvelous essence of old Jeddah and its Hijazi influence. Fusing these elements to reflect oriental elegance while adding diverse colors and luminous shades, which flow seamlessly in this elegant and expressive masterpiece.”