Radisson RED, was the first of the design-focused brand to launch in the Middle East.
Creatives from collective Art Painting Lab created distinctive bespoke murals for the interiors of the property in Dubai’s Silicon Oasis.
Artist Neel Shukla and his team were also engaged to continue the theme of capturing elements of local history and culture while recognising the city’s current art, music and fashion scenes.
And so a big red falcon was installed, measuring 2.5m-long and 2.2m-high, made of marine-grade stainless steel.
It can now be seen at the main entrance to the hotel in Dubai Digital Park.
Neel, who operates Four Gallery in Dubai Design District, also created the W sculpture at W Dubai – The Palm.
He says: “Dubai is probably the most avant-garde city when it comes to art. Quirky art pieces are showcased in so many unique places and spaces all over the city and RED is such a cool space highlighting this vibe and spirit.
“Visitors indulge in this selfie haven, hence every wall and every area deserved an incredibly distinct element and story.
“The falcon will be the first thing people see and so I wanted to create a statement. We wanted to feature the falcon in a powerful way, yet making it unpredictable.
“The headphones resting on the falcon’s neck signify the falcon’s connection to the new generation and follows the overall design direction of the hotel. It has been a long journey to not only design this piece but ensure its safe installation and I’m very proud and excited to finally see it land.”