Designer Profile: Azia Chatila – Azia Resort & Spa

Name: Azia ChatilaCropped
Company: Antis Estates / Azia Resort and Spa
Position within company: Director

. Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
Developed with designers concepts for hotel facilities such as spas, rooms, teens club, general public areas etc.

. How would you describe your personal design style?
Use of natural materials to create a contemporary design that surprises the guest still is highly practical and relaxing.

. Where does your design inspiration come from?
Bringing together nature, local culture and design experimentation.

. In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
More experimental for the user’s senses, bring more texture, light and design to get the visitor more awaken and involved in touching, looking and using all the elements.

. Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2016 and beyond.
Nature, technology, experimentation, functionality, culture, comfort

. If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design, what would it be?
You always need more time than expected to perfect the realisation of all the design details

. How important are The International Hotel and Property Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
Very powerful as it puts attention to the value of design and accomplishment of great projects. It highlights commercial yet intriguing projects.

. What projects are you currently working on?
Hotel restaurant and new hotel development

. Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
Your most treasured possession?
Your favourite holiday destination?
Maldives and the greek islands
Your favourite hotel / restaurant / bar?
London hotels and restaurants, a breeding ground for design