photoshoot randheli cheval blanc | maledives.
part of louis vuitton moët hennessy’s ( LVMH ) hotel empire, staking a claim as the most stylish resort in the maldives, randheli cheval blanc belongs to the ultimate world’s hide-aways. on noonu atoll, a 40-minute seaplane ride north of the capital malé, the resort offers white-sand beaches and aquamarine waters, with impressive diving and snorkelling sites accessible by speedboat. jean-michel gathy, the go-to guy for decadent hotel interiors, has imbued even the most mundane objects throughout the resort with unexpected grace. fresh, airy interiors are more modern and cosmopolitan than at other maldivian resorts, with the main, palm-fringed pool is square in shape and lined with slate. the main bar is crafted from white carrara marble and citrus-tinged vincent beaurin artworks are on show throughout. the 45 villas, each with private infinity pool, are sumptuous sanctuaries. sophisticated but soothing, the abodes have already attracted celebrities and royalty, including prince william and the duchess of cambridge.
commissioned by LVMH