The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has conquered two recognitions at the prestigious Awards for Hospitality, Experience and Design (AHED) Asia 2018.
The St. Regis Maldives also came at the top in the Suite category for its contemporary John Jacob Astor Estate while the Vommuli House Nature Discovery Centre at the resort was enlisted in Event Spaces category.
The three-bedroom, two-story overwater John Jacob Astor Estate which had earlier made it to the prestigious list of the Top 100 Suites in the world by global luxury lifestyle guide Elite Traveler is a boutique hotel unto itself.
The 990 sq ft infinity pool is surrounded by daybeds, sofas and sun loungers, offering a private and comprehensive outdoor experience. Stairs lead from the pool straight into the ocean for underwater exploring. Inside, modern furnishings and custom artwork create a soothing environment, with a gym, cinema and spa all encompassed within the space. Classic St. Regis butler service tops off the luxurious experience.
The story of The Vommuli House Nature Discovery Centre begins with a broad Banyan tree discovered on the island upon the designers first visit. The venue has a strong eco-awareness design theme, expressed through modern architecture and interiors, yet respectful of tradition, local culture and the values of the St. Regis brand.
The discovery centre aims to cater for all ages, focusing on learning and health for group and self-improvement, with spaces including child-friendly playrooms, a culinary school, yoga studio and acupuncture clinic. The enormous cathedral-like white interior celebrates wellness, with each area ending in a picture window framing views of surrounding jungle trees.
Just 40 minutes from Male by seaplane is a newfound paradise on a private isle in the Dhaalu Atoll, the 77 all-villa St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is designed with high respect to its natural surroundings.
The island is defined by several distinct ecological areas: lagoon, beach, coastal and jungle. At the resort, guests have the luxury of staying in one of the 77 islands and overwater villas, each with a private pool.
Rather than repeating the secluded Robinson Crusoe theme or the concept of an exotic luxury escape abode, the design of The St. Regis Maldives draws inspiration from nature itself, including the local ecologies.
Such aesthetics include manta ray shaped lagoon villas, a signature bar in the shape of a whale shark, a lobster-inspired spa and a spiral shell shaped library. Besides organic sea forms, some buildings are based on local cultural symbols; beachfront villas along the southern shoreline, for example, are akin to Maldivian Dhoni boats.
Furthermore, guests can also enjoy dining in six distinct dining venues, a signature overwater bar and the Iridium Spa, which presents six overwater treatment rooms, including two that are dedicated to healing Ayurvedic treatments.
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