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The Whale-Shaped Bar Awarded Top International Design Award

One winner at the SBID International Design Awards held in London caught the attention of the entire industry on the 7 November 2017. 

A Maldives-based bar designed to make guests feel like they’re in the mouth of a giant whale was declared the winner of the Most Beautifully Designed Space award.

The Whale Bar, St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, envisioned by the Singapore and London-based design group WOW Architects l Warner Wong Design, fought off a plethora of other world-renowned luxury hotels, residences, and restaurants around the world to win this sought-after accolade. 

The distinctive exterior resembles the carcass of a giant whale shark. However, once inside, the soft neutral colour palette, Maldivian art and light-oak interiors provide the perfect backdrop for guests to enjoy the wonderful array of cocktails on offer.  

The open-air design also allows guests to take in the vast and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.

The Wanda Reign Chengdu Hotel in China, and the Barcelona restaurant Alkimia were among the other winners at the event.

The Penny Drop in Melbourne was named the most beautiful restaurant of 2017 by The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. 

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