LW Design

Leon is a daringly fun speakeasy-inspired bar just off the main lobby at the iconic Dubai EDITION. It’s an exciting juxtaposition to the rest of the hotel with its provocative and punchy blocks of colour against a dark background. It’s the hidden gem of the iconic hotel with a mysterious yet exclusive vibe.

LW Design was tasked with creating a signature EDITION punch bar in keeping with Dubai’s energy and urban appeal with a nod to unexpected nostalgia. Typically, the EDITION’s Punch Bars are a modern incarnation of London’s 19th century ‘private clubs’ and affords patrons an intimate and exclusive space away from the buzz of the city. An ‘if you know, you know’ secret bar that comfortably seats 50 guests and provides a modern clandestine appeal. Upon entering Leon through a dark timber door, a blue banquette organically cloaks the bar. The monolithic bar is carefully wrapped in vein-matching black St Laurent marble. The bright pink bar stools look impressively urban against the intricate mosaic flooring. At the rear of the bar, mesh-fronted vintage cabinets discreetly house a collection of rare liquors adding to the sense of mystery. The bar is reminiscent of an old speakeasy on an old, cobbled street. Various seating designs form small groupings of gold settees, high-backed wing chairs and cosy bucket seating. A feature DJ booth makes this little bar a perfect space for private events and launches.