Olaya Hotel in KSA Showcases Sophistication, Class and Elegance

The renovation of the Olaya Hotel is rolling out in carefully orchestrated phases. This hotel is located in the heart Al-Khobar City in Saudi Arabia. This international 5 star hotel, managed by Vitax Hospitality includes a total building area of 8,110 sq.m. This includes a 9 story building with a food court, entertainment spaces and a night-market, and a total of 82 Suites.


The challenge of the design was that this was a complex building with traditional design which need to be convert to a modern and contemporary design, and since some of the spaces were already built, the team had to rebuild while considering the building cost shouldn’t exceed the budget considered.

Though the request to design large SPA facilities were fulfilled: a swimming pool, gym facilities were designed on the ground floor.

The luxury hospitality sector has really strict rules. It’s not only about a sophisticated style idea, posh furniture and a fancy atmosphere, but rather about the high quality of life and the way guests get the feeling that they are identified and valued.

The final product will reveal a hotel that artfully blends contemporary and classic styles. Modern amenities will marry with original design elements providing guests with both the most up to date technological innovations and an ambiance that captures the romance of a bygone era.

Commissioned to be the ones who spend tribute and take the legacy of the legendary Arabic traditional to a whole new level, Comelite Architecture Studio Victoria Dennis, Mary Lakzy and their colleagues have managed to produce a sophisticated globe that exudes warmth. On top of this, the hotel’s unique textural harmony and subtle balance has been accentuated by valuable wood and the exquisite beige marble from Poland, and plenty of teak and oak.

Located on a private street with fashionable buildings, the Olaya hotel stands out with its original 18th-century facade that has been clad in white marmorino stucco. Upon getting into you set yourself in a various planet defined by serenity and relaxation.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”22px”]The cafe bar and the lounge locations are the heart of the hotel’s social scene.

The newly designed lobby is a terrific space for guests to gather and relax.

All standard rooms are spacious, made with neutrally toned shades and materials, have sparkling marble bathrooms and incredibly comfy beds.

The suite are just as precious and as incomparably stunning as the hotel brand’s namesake watch. Their modern interpretation tells the story of uncompromising excellence, satisfying even the pickiest.

Another place you’ll surely devote lots of time is the sumptuous and elegant gym and spa – a refuge for the physique and the spirit, bathed in contemporary wellness.

Are you looking for a good listener, then you’ll find a good architect!

“Architecture” isn’t only for museums, corporations, and the very wealthy. Whether you are remodeling a kitchen, creating your dream home, or planning a commercial building, working with CAS architects can save time and money while making your new environment more functional, comfortable, and sustainable.
The result is a project that is beautiful, original, and distinctive.
The challenge lies in knowing how to communicate with your architect in ways that will enable you to get the most from this special collaboration.

We at Comelite Architect & Structure can help you to do so—personally, professionally, and creatively.
Whether you have extensive experience with design and construction or are coming to both for the first time, these questions will help us to ensure that your initial communications will be clear and productive and enable you to select the professional design best suited to your needs.

• How will your project be used? Do you have specific ideas on how to translate these activities into spaces and square footage?
• Do you have a site? Or will this also be a subject of discussion with the architect?
• Have you decided upon a schedule and budget?
• What are your overall aspirations for the project—aesthetic and emotional as well as practical?
• Who will be making the critical decisions—you alone, your family, or a committee of some sort?
• Where will the resources come from to create and operate your project?
• Are you willing to pay a little extra up front on systems that will save energy or bring other operations savings and pay back over time?
• Do you have previous experience with design and construction? If so, in what ways were you successful, and was the experience in
any way disappointing?

Our friendly engineers will listen closely to your answers, help you solidify your goals and desires, and translate them into an effective
If you looking for a good listener, then you’ll find a good architect.

By Mary Lakzy

We Turn Your Dream Into Reality

Planning to Remodel your Home? Or a new home designed and custom built for you and your lifestyle?
Or an addition or home renovation to have your existing home work better than you could ever even imagine?

It begins with a dream …
And we make your Dreams come true.

CAS Architects believes that design matters. Our professional architects strive to come up with the best possible solution to each project.

Do you want your dream to come true? Don’t need to search around. Just give us call and we will talk about who we are and how we work to meet your expectations.

This is what we are going to discuss about in our first meeting:

Your inspiration and your goals for your project and what you can expect from us
Site issues discussion
Programming- how many rooms, what the functions are, etc.
Conceptual design discussion – The programming checklist
Conceptual elevations
Design direction approval
Design development and construction documents
Dimensioned plans and elevations
Construction drawings and how the plans go together
Electric power and lighting plans
Specify proposed building materials

We invite you to arrange an initial meeting with us to learn more about our process, our work, and how we can turn your dream into reality.

by Mary Lakzy

Choosing The Right Architect

Selecting the right architect for your project is one of the biggest decisions you will make. To help you decide whether we might be right for you, here are a few reasons why past clients have given for choosing and recommending us.

– We communicate well, give peace of mind and are easy to work with
– Our modern, energy-savings designs are tailored to each client’s current and future needs, lifestyle, aspirations, budget and site
– The state-of-the-art 3D software we use helps clients visualize the end design, speeds up construction and reduces the risk of expensive errors and changes on site
– Our regular Cost Reports help clients manage their building budgets and make well informed decisions
– A Senior Architect is involved at every stage of every project to ensure that the design doesn’t get ‘diluted’ during construction
– The teleconferencing and simple internet tools we use to hold ‘virtual’ meetings give clients maximum flexibility
– We are a RIBA Chartered Practice, with over 15 years of experience which gives an appropriate Professional Insurance, an effective quality management system, and comprehensive health and safety environmental policies

If you are looking for a bespoke service please call us on +44 131 618 8045
to discuss your project requirements with our director, alternatively you can email us at info@comelite-arch.com
Either way we promise to respond within 48hrs.

by Mary Lakzy

Why websites should all be using video

Video continues to grow in popularity as a provocative way to share information online. When it comes to promoting and selling products or services, a video — or a series of them — can help spell out details, imbuing them with cinematic dimension.
Defining and describing a product or service is a common rationale for using video. Literally, the nuts-and-bolts mechanics of an object can be elegantly represented in a video.

Here are current examples of way that you can use videos well, to enhance the impression of what they’re offering.
You can invite prospective customers to view a short film in your homepage. The video can show a scenario, starring your product as an integral part of a workflow involving common roles, clearly labeled: designer, project manager, and client.
Video can be used to virtually provide a product demonstration. An online video tour can show off your product’s features. A video acting as a background. For example when your customers view a product from your website, they can see a video playing behind its description. The video, acting as a background, allows the viewer to gain an idea of the speaker’s scale.
Using video as TV ads. Certain product areas of their website have sections dedicated to showcasing videos. For example the page for the iPhone 6 displays multiple cues directing users to relevant videos. These include product videos, the TV ads, and the specific keynote speech where the product was first introduced.

Beyond demonstrating functionality, video can help visitors visualize character of a brand and imbue an appropriate mood. Some videos seek to convey the idea of a modern, comfortable home. Apple’s videos famously promote the simple elegance of their products. The videos for Harvest and Pencil show professional people hard at work in pleasant environments.
Every video will help to evoke a tone, crafted to align with the company and their identity or image. When used as part of an expression-making toolkit, video provides another opportunity of discovery, adjacent to other complementary ways of displaying information and visualizing a narrative voice. Videography is a companion method of communication to copywriting, photography, and illustration. What differentiates videography is the potential for moving image and sound to galvanize positive impressions.
With Comelite all your videos request will come true. Comelite offers a picture-perfect unification of business experience, first-rate techniques and developed project ‎management procedures to lead our clients to their business success.
Working closely with our clients, Comelite produces state of the art and contemporary video content through an ‎extensive variety of styles suited for the target audience.

by Fatia Sh