These interiors draw inspiration from local market traditions, the Turquoise Mountain crafts, Istalif ceramics and calligraphy. Local stone materials, fabric and cultural motifs are woven into a richly layered hotel interior. The shaping of the spaces are also influenced by the locality where subdivisions of rooms allow the creation of intimate niches and clusters.
Additionally, Jali latticework screen passageways generate space layerings, mouldings and relief craftworks that are informed by traditional geometry. The Silk Arjaan Rotana is situated near to Kabul International Airport and minutes away from the prestigious embassy district. Viewed as a 'city within a city', this hotel is seen as a microcosm of Afghany culture, art and music which has been translated into a rich contemporary hospitality environment.