design et al are delighted to announce that Velaa Private Island, Maldives have been shortlisted for Hotel Suite – Asia Pacific Award in The International Hotel & Property Awards 2019.
Velaa Private Island is the realisation of a dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’ exclusive boutique hideaway. The aim was to design a private island which would stand out from the ‘typical’ hotel resorts in the area. Velaa Private Island is not just a regular hotel, albeit with all the luxuries and amenities one could think of, it’s an experience they are not likely to forget. The design, architecture and interiors serve the purpose of instilling peace and relaxation. Using largely traditional materials and technologies, tastefully and functionally alongside modern elements.
There’s a striking balance between privacy and ‘feast for the eyes’ through humble yet meticulously executed architecture, combining tradition and modernity. The key aspects of the island are tranquillity, privacy and nature alongside a fine-tuned design with that ‘home feeling’. Combining contemporary architecture with a Maldivian touch, fine dining experience and a carefree feeling for the guests. The luxury design is present in all aspects of the island, but not in an offensive and visible way but in a way of comfort that everyone appreciates (with the credit to the tasteful architectural, design and landscaping skills of our Czech team).
The island is a place for select clientele, to come by invitation only and to make unforgettable memories. This was achieved with thanks to the personal involvement of the founder/owner, who is himself a high-end, demanding traveller and a guest with his family. He is extremely passionate about his second home, where he spends lot of time personally each year. Velaa island is unique in the context of the Maldives region; as it offers its visitors experiences’ that are not to be had anywhere else in the Maldives.