Park Hotel Group announces Grand Park Kodhipparu opening in 2017
Maldives.net.mv – Singapore based Chip Eng Send Corporation Ltd (CES) and Park Hotel Group announced today that they have entered into a joint venture agreement to develop and manage a resort in Maldives.
Under the agreement Park Hotel Group will manage Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives, scheduled in the second quarter of 2017. The 120 all-villas Grand Park Kodhipparu is the Park Hotel Group’s second partnership with CES.
Executive Chairman of CES, Mr Raymond Chia said, “We are delighted to Chip Eng Seng’s first resort property in Maldives as part of Group’s strategy to expand our hospitality investment portforlio. We are confident that our partnership with Park Hotel Group, on the most established and fast expanding Asia hospitality brands, will be a winning formula as we aim to continue our successful partnership following the opening of our first hotel, Park Hotel Alexandra. We believe we will create a new and very special hospitality experience for our guests when the resort opens in 2017.”
Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives is located the North Malé Atoll and 15 minutes’ speedboat ride from the Malé International Airport. Designed by the world-renowned hospitality design firm, Hirsch Bedner Associates, the luxury resort features 120 idyllic villas comprising a range of beach-front pool villas, overwater villas with direct access to the crystal clear turquoise waters and overwater pool villas that come with private infinity pool. The resort will offer two restaurants, a harbour beach club and pool bar. Recreation facilities including a swimming pool, gymnasium, sunrise yoga deck, wellness centre with spa and salon treatments, water sports and dive centre, children’s activity centre and specialty shops are also available. This is Park Hotel Group’s second resort property in the portfolio after the opening of Park Hotel Nusa Dua, Bali last year.
“We are committed to growing to growing our brand presence and to be able to fulfill this vision with our trusted partners like CES allows us to access new markets with increased confidence as we seek to combine resources and capabilities to achieve scalability, efficiency and success. Maldives, with its pristine natural landscape and ‘one island, one resort’ concept has established itself as a leading and an exclusive resort destination over the years,” said Mr Allen Law, Chief Executive Officer of Park Hotel Group.
Park Hotel Group owns and manages 15 properties in 8 countries and 11 cities. Named “Best Regional Hotel Chain” in the TTG Travel Awards for five consecutive years (2012-2016), the group endevours to create unique and memorable travel experiences, and to bring joy to its guests as it continues to grow its footprint across Asia Pacific. Since August last year, the group has been expanding into new destinations in Australia, Malaysia and most recently last month, South Korea. In addition to Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives, the group will open two other hotels, Park Hotel Farrer Park in Singapore and Park Hotel Yeongdeunpo, Seoul next year.