International design firm WATG has created the first five-star resort on Flores Island, Indonesia.
The tropical getaway takes the form of the region’s infamous reptilian indigene – the Komodo dragon – and occupies a 3.4-acre expanse on Waecicu Beach.
On-site guest amenities include 192 rooms and 13 suites, a 420sq m spa, six restaurants, two shoreside pools, and a 500sq m pier leading to a private diving centre.
Bill Reed, vice president of architecture at WATG, said the new hotel will be a “benchmark for future development” in the area, reflecting the “relaxed aesthetic of the Komodo Islands”.
WATG, which was founded in 1945, has designed 240 properties worldwide.
AYANA Komodo is the company’s third project to rise in Asia.