Ahead of 2018 launch, Mövenpick appoints Brice Borin as first Maldives resort’s General Manager
Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts has appointed Brice Borin as the General Manager of the group’s first property in Maldives, the upcoming Mövenpick Resort and Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives.
Brice has almost 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, more than 20 of which have been spent in the Asia Pacific region. Most recently he was the General Manager of the Soori Bali, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.
The French hotelier will now return to the country where he previously spent two years as the General Manager of The Regent Maldives, and opened three properties for Anantara.
Scheduled to open later this year on a private island in the stunning Noonu atoll, Mövenpick Resort and Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives will feature 105 luxury villas, all with their own private swimming pool, including overwater accommodation.
While designed as a destination for relaxing and rejuvenating escapes offering a high degree of privacy, the contemporary tropical resort will combine comfort and style while featuring an array of onsite recreational facilities to entertain a wide range of guests, from honeymooners to adventurous families.
Rich in marine life and excellent diving opportunities, the waters surrounding the resort will play an integral role in its appeal through a variety of above and underwater experiences. The resort will feature a comprehensive dive centre, beach sports activity centre, exclusive guest-only superyacht, as well as a small scale marine research centre and private marina.
The first Marine National Park (MNP) in the Maldives, which consists of a group of nine uninhabited islands commonly known as Edu Faru, is approximately 15 minutes from the resort via speedboat. The popular Christmas Tree Rock and Orimas Thila dive sites are also an easy boat ride away.
Exquisite culinary experiences are a cornerstone of the Mövenpick experience and the new Maldivian resort will offer five unique dining venues. Among these are a welcoming all-day dining restaurant, a speciality restaurant with sunset views, a seafood restaurant, a grill bar and private dining room for special occasions.
Enticing wellness and recreational facilities will include a luxurious spa with 14 private treatment rooms. Other features include a tranquil yoga pavilion, a state of the art gym, water sports centre, volleyball and tennis courts. The resort will also have a business centre, library and retail boutique to further ensure guests enjoy a convenient and carefree stay.
Mövenpick expects to launch at least eight new hotels in the Asia Pacific region in 2018. These highly-anticipated new properties will join the Swiss hotel group’s existing portfolio of 11 operating Asia Pacific hotels, meaning that in 2018 alone, Mövenpick’s collection of Asia Pacific hotels is expected to increase by more than 50 percent.