ramada hotel

"The worlds highest stained glass mural creates a stunning centre point at the Ramada hotel, Dubai"

The Ramada Hotel in Dubai had no view to offer, except the desert and some concrete structures around. It therefore had to have a magnificent atrium space with the idea that this atrium would become the central feature.

Since the atrium scaled the entire height of the hotel, we decided to adorn it with an imposing 135-foot high, stained-glass mural. When finished, the spectacular mural covered a width of 28 feet and rose to a height of 135 feet, making it the highest mural in the world, as featured in the Guinness book of Records.

A British Company, Goddard and Gibbs created the mural. Designed by John Lawson, the chief artist of the company, it is based on 17th century Moghul designs. It depicts a floral pattern with birds unobtrusively in the background. The final surface of the glass-fibre mouldings was set with rare granites, quartz and crushed coloured stones to form a rich texture complementing the stained glass.

Project Facts
  • Area: 1,76,200 Sq.ft.
  • Location: Mumbai
  • Status: Proposal
  • Client: The Indian Hotels Company Ltd.
  • Cost: Rs. 62 crore
  • Number of Rooms: 200