Park Hyatt

    Located on the banks of the famous Dubai Creek, with the stunning Dubai skyline behind, the Park Hyatt Lagoon Pool appears to merge seemlessly with the Creek.

    The urban beach resort character is enhanced by Dubai’s first sand entry pool, creating a unique relaxed atmosphere for this branded destination.


    Surrounded by lush planting, sunbeds, private cabanas, and Mediterranean-inspired private rooms, the beach is a very popular hotel feature, often given as a reason by guests for returning.

    © Park Hyatt Dubai
    © Kenneth Allyn Barton
    © Kenneth Allyn Barton

    SALT Al Bahar, KSA

    Gourmet burger brand SALT has opened the first phase of its resort on the beaches of Khobar, KSA. Synonymous with quality food and a welcoming restaurant atmosphere, the SALT Resort offers a relaxed and youthful beach lifestyle.

    We took advantage of the horizon views and expanse of golden sand to create a distinct ‘instagrammable’ identity for the brand’s premiere journey into the leisure destination sector. The idyllic setting provides informal outdoor relaxation areas, beach sports and water activities, an outdoor cinema, amphitheatre, recreational game and play spaces, and an events lawn for larger groups. In contrast, viewing decks, cabanas and gardens, allow for private moments to look out over the shimmering Arabian Gulf.

    St Regis La Bahia Blanca

    This Moroccan 5-star resort is a relaxing luxury getaway that brings Moroccan style to the shores of the western Mediterranean.

    The design integrates Moroccan architectural design elements and patterns throughout, creating a series of outdoor ‘rooms’ that reference traditional courtyards. A tone-on-tone light colour palette emphasises the resort’s open and airy seaside atmosphere. The beach front design incorporates both public and private access, ensuring a seamless transition to the beach while maintaining exclusive guest privacy.

    Xiaomeisha Beach Park & Hotel

    Xiaomeisha is located in Yantian District on the long coastline of Dapeng Bay in the east of Shenzhen.

    It is a famous seaside tourist resort with sandy beaches, hospitality and a major aquarium. It will now be enhanced by significant beachside public realm and a major brand hotel. The resort is designed in a series of terraced layers to manage tidal ingress whilst maintaining the design integrity.

    Address Boulevard

    A city lifestyle resort set in the heart of Downtown Dubai, this luxury hotel provides an unexpected oasis of calm and elegance.

    Refined landscape detailing, careful material selection, and thoughtful plant specification create an understated, sophisticated atmosphere.

    A dramatic sculpture & water feature make a talking point at the drop-off whilst back-lit cascades on the third floor create an evocative ambiance for guests relaxing in poolside cabanas nestled between oversized pots & verdant planting.

    Photography by Alessandro Merati © Cracknell

    Address Fountain Views

    High-class residences and hotel with commanding views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Downtown.

    Five-star amenities complement the residential offer including a health and wellness centre and a breath-taking infinity pool. Lounge seating and bespoke cabanas nestle amongst lush planting.

    Rosewood Amaala Resort, Red Sea, KSA

    Cracknell is currently working on three resort communities comprised of exclusive hotels, villas and accompanying luxury sport and health amenities, connected to the Red Sea and spread across diverse landscapes from coastal to mountainous.

    A contemporary interpretation of natural landscape structures, such as the spikes of mangrove aerial roots.

    Cavo Tagoo Hotel Zuma Beach Club

    An extension of this 5* hotel’s famous beach club will retain the clear views to the horizon across the Aegean Sea, creating a one-of-a-kind hilltop lifestyle destination.

    The multi-purpose luxury relaxation space will feature a restaurant, lounge and bar, infinity pool and daytime poolside lounging.

    Aphrodite Hills

    This tranquil resort and residential complex rests in a historic hillside landscape whose myths and archaeological findings speak of the ancient history of the Eastern Mediterranean. Aphrodite Hills has a busy village at the centre of a network of rural roads serving hotels, spas, sports facilities and residences all nestling into a much-preserved natural setting.

    In the hotel gardens, drawing on the natural elements of the surrounding countryside rugged rocks enclose the swimming pools and natural greenery, created from the local plant palette, is arranged to complement the original contours.


    Outdoor activities influenced the site planning, with the golf course combining with pitch and court sports on a facility used often for elite team training e.g the British Olympic Team in 2004.

    Aura Skypool Lounge

    The world’s highest 360° infinity pool with unparalleled views of the Dubai skyline and Arabian Gulf.

    The understated simplicity of the pool creates one of the most dramatic destinations in Dubai.

    The deck and architectural planting allow for flexible use from morning yoga to private evening events and guest lounge area.