NewsDecember 23, 2019

The Nautilus Maldives Named World’s Best New Luxury Hotel

The Nautilus Maldives has been named the World’s best new luxury hotel by Luxury Travel Intelligence.

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The Nautilus stands out by reimagining the experience associated with a typical getaway in the region. The resort seeks to become a respite of freedom and liberation without forsaking its ultra-luxurious DNA—paired with an interior design that matches up to this ambitious theme, achieved by Aston Design and Onestop.

Located in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, The Nautilus comprises of 26 beach and ocean houses — each with its own private pool — that guests call home. The project brings together the best of the Maldives: pristine alcoves of tropical greenery and coral reefs and the unparalleled hospitality that the region is known for. Upon arrival, guests are given free rein to do as they wish—from heading out to Hanifaru Bay to swim with manta rays, to dropping in at the restaurant anytime for a late breakfast.

According to One Stop, with the design philosophy in mind, a “new bohemian” style was chosen for The Nautilus. Furnishings and fixtures incorporated rustic elements, which were executed with a pared-back approach. Graphical patterns and textures, combined with playful, vibrant colors, were worked into the furnishings of the guest amenities—evident in the assortment of organic wicker chairs found across the island, upholstered in a dizzying array of colors and patterns. No detail was left to chance, as design and well-honed hospitality worked in tandem to create a tailor-made experience for every guest.