We chose Moscow, the city itself, as the protagonist of the curatorial narrative for this project. Our selection of art and design channels the city’s spirit – alternately ostentatious, hip, crass, beautiful, elegant, luxurious and fascinating – consciously evoking the guest’s encounter with Moscow and extending it through the foyer, into the bar and from there to bed. The team gained exclusive access to the archives of Dynamo Moscow and the 1970s space programme – yielding the unique material from which the hotel’s stunning collages were assembled, in homage to one of Russia’s most significant art forms.
Double Decker established relationships with a number of Moscow-based institutions, including the British School of Higher Education to commission new-found Russian talent exclusively for the hotel.
The Hyatt Regency Moscow, a collaboration with interior designers ARA Design and architects SPEECH Tchoban/Kuznetsov, will open in 2016.