Trump Hotel Collection announced the development of Trump International Hotel & Tower Baku. When it opens, the 33-floor hotel will be located on Hasan Aliyev Street in the Nasimi District of Baku, Azerbaijan, and willh have 72 residences and 189 hotel rooms. Located neighboring the Zaha Hadid-designed cultural institution, Heydar Aliyev Center, the property will offer views of the city and Caspian Sea, advanced design elements and superior amenities. It eyes a June 2015 opening.
Baku-based owner and developer Garant Holding is working for the property’s realization. The design of the tower is being spearheaded by Mixity Design, headquartered in London, UK, with the construction being carried out by Garant Holding.
Soaring 33 stories above the Caspian Sea, Trump Baku will be located on 215,278 square feet of land and surrounded by gardens, fountains and promenades. Located at a major crossroad, Trump Baku will anchor the Eastern Gateway into the center of the city and nearby the Heydar Aliyev Center. The exterior facade will have a silhouette resembling the mast of a sail in high seas and comprised of metallic bronze panels, glass openings and private terraces.
Mixity Design created an aesthetic that blends classic and contemporary inspirations with an adventurous urban edge. Neutral grey and deep brown tones and soft textures are punctuated with purple, blues and black. Polished metal, beveled mirror and stonework play on contrasts with the soft textiles and furnishings. Each interior space offers its own mood and character, with varying shades and finishes of natural stone, wood veneers, and lacquered surfaces.
The 72 residential units will be available on a long-term lease basis and feature expansive layouts, ranging in size from 904 square feet to 9,579 square feet. Residents will enter their private drive equipped with a water feature. The residential lobby will be adorned with a series of columns, clad in beige travertine, and feature a composition of horizontal and vertical light elements of back-lit, gold leaf textured glass.
The commercial areas of the building will serve both residents and hotel guests. Luxury amenities will include a 15,166-square-foot spa with indoor swimming pools, 4,305-square-foot fitness center, 20,990-square-foot business center, 1,582 square feet of retail and a signature restaurant.
Restaurant spaces are designed with an open kitchen, champagne bar and garden rooms facing adjacent terraces. Outdoor dining and entertaining will be available, with a variety of spaces that feature garden settings.
The hotel's guestrooms, beginning at 645 square feet, will have city or sea views with varying configurations as the form of the building curves upwards. Each of the 189 guestrooms, inclusive of 30 suites and 40 serviced apartments equipped with kitchens, will have natural stone walls, greyed oak veneers and the transparency and reflection of interior glass facades, mirrors and lacquered wall panels.
Rising through two levels and overlooked by first floor galleries will be the grand hotel lobby that will have discreet seating areas, artwork, and a variety of quiet corners. Rows of travertine and gold leaf columns will fill the lobby areas, with a cloud chandelier hanging above. A twisting spiral staircase, clad in curving steel and a Macassar ebony veneer, will connect to the meeting room suites on the first floor, dining and bar outlets at ground level, and the 5,382-square-foot ballroom and function areas below in the garden court. Trump Baku will offer 30,139 square feet of meeting and event space.
Trump Hotel Collection developments opening in 2016 are currently under construction in Washington, D.C., Vancouver and Rio de Janeiro.