The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Whale Bar wins at the SBID Int’l. Design Awards
The annual SBID Awards is one of the most celebrated events in the international interior design community and 2017 saw the most globally represented entries to date, including talent from over 40 countries around the globe. All 14 categories represented at the event are evaluated by a panel of leading industry experts, a technical panel and a public vote.
WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design, a Singapore and London based practice that designed the Whale Bar at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli won the Overall Winner Award of SBID International Design Awards. The Overall Winner Award also holds the title of “SBID Choice” and is given to projects that receive the highest scores after considering both the public votes and the judge’s choices.
The Whale Bar, true to its name, is shaped in the form of a Whale Shark, the most majestic of all marine wildlife the country has to offer. A combination of marine themes, pyrography, pale oak and soft lighting, and the mural is a tribute to the oceanic paradise that is Maldives. Aside from the SBID Award, the Whale Bar has won global praise for its architectural design, including a continental award for the best exterior design at Prix Versailles 2017 and also a nomination for the 2017 World Interior of the Year Awards that will be announced at the end of November.
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli is a luxury resort in Dhaalu Atoll, located just 45 minutes away from the Velana International Airport by seaplane. The resort embraces both contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship, with a deep respect for ecological preservation. With the largest three-bedroom over water villas in the Maldives and spacious private terraces, the St. Regis Vommuli Maldives is a pristine escape surrounded by an ocean rich in marine life.
To learn more about The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli and its offers, please visit stregismaldives.com.