SOUTHEAST ASIA BUILDING23 Sep 2019
Blink Group unveils interior design and architecture of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo
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BLINK Design Group (BLINK) melds the magic of the Maldives with Raffles Hotels and Resorts’ five-star heritage in a highly anticipated new resort: Raffles Maldives Meradhoo.

Enveloped in the pristine sanctuary of the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, the 38-villa resort is a destination in its own right, masterfully planned to cater to discerning travellers in pursuit of a luxurious and meaningful escape. Opened in May 2019, the resort marks Raffles’ debut in the Maldives.

Commissioned for the architecture and interior design renovation of the property, BLINK envisioned an oasis of laidback luxury. To deliver an exquisite balance between long-standing traditions and a unique design sensibility, BLINK selected colours associated with Raffles and motifs influenced by the island.

Inspired by the local environment, design elements throughout the property depict nuanced takes on marine life and sea creatures. As materials on the island are scarce, BLINK sourced and designed a mix of imported and custom-built furniture suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Soaring seven-metre ceilings with exposed beams painted in grey-blue allow natural light to flood into the rooms, easily adjusted with fully retractable blinds that lend the feel of a colonial home.

Set to open its doors in early 2020 is the Raffles Royal Residence, which will offer the ultimate island experience.