Architecture | Designer
Concept to design development, I assisted with the design of the overall site plan and design and documentation of the villas for Shangri-la Villingili Resort. The main design goal for the villas was to have a cohesive language but also a distinct character that related to the unique siting in the resort. The over water villas, beach villas, and treehouse villas use the same material palette but are expressed architecturally in visually identifying ways.
Opened in 2009.
The resort was designed to be a world-class all-villa development organised into separate villages to create distinct areas reflecting the character of each part of the site. The Shangri-La Maldives Resort & Spa captures the spirit of the site; it is modern in reflecting current technology yet exhibits continuity with the heritage of the past and responds to the tropical climate and landscape of the region by promoting positive indoor and outdoor experiences. Care has been taken to pay homage to the identity of the island - specifically her wildlife and flora. Forms and spaces, both natural and controlled, celebrate the unique energies of the three village experiences; Lost Horizon, Whispering Palms and Windance.
Fashala, Best of Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator - 2016
Condé Nast Johansens Spa Award Winner "Best for Service" - 2016
World Responsible Tourism Award, Silver - 2015
Prestigious Star Award "Most Prestigious Romantic Venue" - 2015
Travelers' Choice Award, Trip Advisor - 2015
The 8 Most Indulgent Spa Treatment Resorts on Earth, Condé Nast Johansens - 2015
Fashala, Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator - 2014-2015
Top 50 Hotels Worldwide, Star Alliance - 2014
Outstanding Wine List, Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator - 2013
Certificate of Excellence, Trip Advisor - 2013-2014
Hot List 2010, Asia & Australia, Condé Nast Traveller - 2010
Best Beach Hotel, Gold Standard Hotels, Condé Nast Traveller UK - 2013
Hot Hotel Award, Travel Weekly's - 2013
Quality Selection, Holidaycheck.com - 2013