Daya was tasked to focus on the interiors of the communal areas. Our challenge was to design and build spaces that stay true to the Intercontinental identity while catering to the discerning local, domestic and international travelers visiting Colombo, for leisure and business.
Daya knew that the project required a space that manifests a patient-centric approach with a healing environment and a 5 star hospitality. And this further supported with technology to complement a salutogenic environment. We 'looked out 'created 2 parallel case studies. Column 01 are understand hospitality from good practitioners such as 4 seasons and W Hotel. Column 02 are studying similar healthcare providers internationally such as Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore and Bumrungrad International Hospital, Thailand. We converge the 2 type of case studies, and defined the the interior design brief for Al Ahli Hospital's luxury ward.