Hotels International Limited

Lead Architect

James Dinwiddie

Construction Cost

Tk 1,750 million ($25 million)


Tender submitted January 1999

Site Area / Building Area

3.1 hectares / 22,500sqm

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Sonargon Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The project involves a significant expansion to provide 330 bedrooms, ballroom, and parking for 500 vehicles.

Due to a height restriction of 145ft, our proposal was to create a new horizontal element to counter-balance the existing tower. The new bedroom block performs a dramatic cantilever to define the new entrance to the hotel. Additional facilities, including the ballroom/exhibition hall and health club are incorporated in a new low wing. In scale, form, composition and colour, the buildings create a harmonious complex giving a contemporary and striking expression.