Per Aquum Niyama shortlisted in the Bar/Club/Lounge category with ‘Subsix’

design et al are delighted to announce…

Per Aquum Niyama resort’s ‘Subsix’ has been shortlisted for the Bar/Club/Lounge award at the International Hotel & Property Awards 2015.

Underwater playground. Aqua adventures set against the colourful landscape of the Indian Ocean. 500 metres out in the ocean and six metres below the waterline.
Following rave reviews of its world first underwater nightclub, Subsix, Per Aquum has evolved the pioneering venue into an underwater playground, a creative space which can be transformed into whatever guests imagine it to be – from private champagne breakfasts to lunchtime celebrations to midnight proposals. Upon arrival, the underwater revellers descend a dramatic three-tier staircase. Overhead, Italian-designed abstract chandeliers illuminate the descent like shining coral or white stars sparkling through the sea’s surface. Brancusi cabinetry and mirrors line the path.

In the depths of Subsix, the soft anemone fingers of bespoke chairs invite with their deliciously bizarre textured design. Above, thousands of strands of capiz shells drape from the entire expanse of the ceiling in a luxe ode to an undersea kelp forest. Piercing the shells’ undulating waves, a garden of coral-like chandeliers spike their gleaming branches over wedding brunches and late-night celebrations. Silver-panelled columns throughout the venue draw their inspiration from the ribbed gills of manta rays.


In the centre of the room, a huge clam-inspired bar strikes an imposing form, its fibreglass shell glowing with Subsix’s mood lighting that shifts throughout the day from pure white mornings to a lavender dinner setting to late-night blues. In addition to the seating in the clam’s swooping curves, tables and chairs dot the space, with the most coveted seats by the floor-to-ceiling glass windows.


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