J/Brice Design International, US Hotel Design Giant Moves into a Palace for a Saudi Sheik on the Red Sea

Aug 25, 2009, 16:30 ET from J/Brice Design International, Inc.

BOSTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- J/Brice Design International, Inc., the hospitality design powerhouse that is redefining luxury hotels in the Arabian Peninsula, has been selected to design the interiors of a 52,000 square-foot (4.800 square meters) summer palace on the Red Sea.

J/Brice, with offices in Boston and Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, is designing, this four-story residence outside Jeddah for a member of one of Saudi Arabia's most prominent families, Sheikh Hassan Isam Alkabbani, Vice Chairman, Isam Khairi Kabbani Group of Companies. Construction will start in November.

According to Jeffrey Ornstein, CEO and founder of J/Brice Design International (www.jbricedesign.com), "We are creating esthetic impact by integrating modernist international architecture with Arabian motifs in gleaming, monochromatic white materials in various textures coupled with dramatic lighting."

J/Brice design projects in the Middle East also include Al-Khobar Hotel and Towers in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Khalifa Hotel and Aspire Tower in Doha, Qatar, and luxury resorts in Ethiopia and Zanzibar.

Palace features include a magnificent atrium with grand staircase, waterfalls and gleaming glass elevator, areas for entertaining and socializing as well as grand suites, including a 3,000 square feet (280 square meters) master suite. The Majlis is perhaps the jewel in this palace's crown accommodating 45 male family members.

The family's penthouse-level space includes window walls that retract fully to create uninterrupted access to the terraces, as well as reflecting and recreational pools that harmonize with Red Sea vistas.

Ornstein adds, "As a global perspective emerges throughout the Arab world, we are playing a lead role in defining the Gulf as an architecture, design and hospitality leader."

June Ericson, heads the J/Brice Design palace design team and is collaborating with MOK Mohammed Osama Al Kabbani Architects and Engineers.

The palace includes a theater, spa, fitness center bowling alley and 11 car garage.

Photos available upon request.

Founded in 1989, J/Brice Design International, Inc. (www.jbricedesign.com) is a Certified Interior Design and Architectural Giant and preferred design group for Hilton/Doubletree Hotels including its Full Service, Corporate and Franchise properties, Marriott International/Renaissance Hotels, Best Western and Holiday Inn Worldwide, Hampton Inn, Trump International Beach Resorts and Starwood - Including Sheraton, Westin, W, and 4-Points. International credentials include TAJ Hotels headquartered In Mumbai, and boutique properties in Dubai.

SOURCE J/Brice Design International, Inc.