When Muthoot group decided to run a restaurant in this 18th century heritage building where the King of erstwhile Travancore entertained his guests, they were clear that they wanted to retain the essence and architecture of the place keeping in mind the historical significance of the place. The main building was originally designed by a Dutch architect in the 1800s with a fusion of Kerala temple and Dutch colonial influences and architecture. Vinod Matthews was roped in to restore and design the heritage structure and create Villa Maya, a fine dining multi-cuisine restaurant in Thiruvananthapuram. The finest of traditions and craftsmanship are discernible in its noble architecture and simple yet elegant décor. Contemporary furniture and handcrafted heirlooms add finesse and a subtle touch of sophistication. The lighting concept revolved around creating visually intriguing views with a romantic ambience. Villa Maya is not just a restaurant but is an experience. Let us ogle at this beautifully restored heritage structure which has an indoor restaurant area of 4,800 sq ft with a resplendent lawn of 2,000 sq ft for private parties, marriage receptions and product launches.
Frontal view of Villa Maya with Frangipani trees greeting visitors at the entrance in all its glory. The entrance pavilion was designed to fuse with the main building in terms of architecture with influences of temple entrance pavilions and Dutch architectural characters.