WATG, an integrated design firm, has opened AYANA Komodo Resort, the NewLuxury First Five-Star Resort on Flores Island, Indonesia. WATG, which was founded in 1945, has designed 240 properties worldwide, AYANA Komodo by Wimberly Interiors is the company’s third project to rise in Asia.
The NewLuxury First Five-Star Resort is based a stone’s throw from Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. With stunning 180-degree views of the calming Flores Sea, AYANA Komodo by Wimberly Interiors received the visitors with a roof-top lobby area, where one of the hotel’s three cosy bars can be found bathed in a golden glow every evening.
The NewLuxury First Five-Star Resort hospitality design draw inspiration on Komodo Dragon’s power, and gripping body inspired the architecture of the guest wing. The guest wing is expressed as a single curved form with repeating tessellated surfaces and balcony edges which are abstracted from the body and skin of the famed reptile.
Meanwhile, the Luxury First Five-Star Resort architecture also draws inspiration from the Manggarai Mountain range, and a collection of local materials and traditional Batik patterns to create an informed identity for the hotel hospitality design.
“This is the first world-class destination in the area and it will serve as a benchmark for future development. We designed the Ayana Komodo Resort to reflect the relaxed aesthetic of the Komodo Islands, with a feeling of spontaneity and subtle sophistication.”, said Bill Reed, Vice President of architecture at WATG.
Ayana Komodo by Wimberly Interiors feature 192 rooms and 13 suites, on-site guest amenities include a 420sq m spa, six restaurants, two shoreside pools, and a 500sq m pier leading to a private diving centre.
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