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Bravo to the team

We have worked years on the Ritz Carlton Langkawi project and we learned a lot. At the end of this particular journey we all share the same feelings, pride of what it is , regret for what it could have been . The resort we have dreamed is now real and as always we would like it to be better . It is the way in creating, you can’t never achieve the dream. But as it stands it is a beautiful resort , probably the best we have designed, and we are confident the guests will greatly enjoy their experience at the Ritz Carlton Langkawi. So big thanks to our team, Queena Djajaprawira , Theera Sitsayanarain , Philippe Villeroux on the architecture, Yewmun Chan , Joan Ho and Christie Ching on the Interiors, Yves Salharang and Alain Laplace on the management . And now to the next. 


Our take on a new challenge, inventing the ideal transit hotel room, for a budget. We have designed a warm toned cocoon, shielded from the airport environment. Soft finishes and a bed separated from the window by the bathroom ensure a noiseless sleep. The room furnishing is simple and sufficient,designed for a short stay, availing all the traditional functions of the hotel room in an innovative way. Meanwhile the focus is made on the bathroom, bright, generously sized and fitted. The room offers numerous practical solutions for the traveller items and bags, eschewing the usual oversized wardrobe for varied storage, hanging and fitting solutions.

The room provides the traveler with all the required connectivity, from Bluetooth TV to app-controlled lighting moods. The built-in circadian lighting helps with the jet lag .

The minimalistic design is highlighted by the luminous glass wall, featuring a time worn Malaysian wall with its superimposed and weathered coats of paints and providing a subtle sense of place. 

L’invitation au voyage

Là, tout n’est qu’ordre et beauté,Luxe, calme et volupté.

Des meubles luisants,

Polis par les ans,

Décoreraient notre chambre ;

Les plus rares fleurs

Mêlant leurs odeurs

Aux vagues senteurs de l’ambre,

Les riches plafonds,

Les miroirs profonds,

La splendeur orientale,

Tout y parlerait

À l’âme en secret

Sa douce langue natale.

Là, tout n’est qu’ordre et beauté,

Luxe, calme et volupté.

There all is order and beauty,

Luxury, peace, and pleasure.

Gleaming furniture,

Polished by the years,

Will ornament our bedroom;

The rarest flowers

Mingling their fragrance

With the faint scent of amber,

The ornate ceilings,

The limpid mirrors,

The oriental splendor,

All would whisper there

Secretly to the soul

In its soft, native language.

There all is order and beauty,

Luxury, peace, and pleasure.

Extrait – Charles Baudelaire