LUX* Resorts announces new resort ppening in the Maldives

LUX* – LUX* Resorts & Hotels has announced the opening of four new properties by 2017 in the Indian Ocean, China and the Middle East, as well as the complete refurbishment of LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives.

Paul Jones, CEO of LUX* Resorts & Hotels, comments on the group’s developments: “Once again, we are experiencing exciting times at LUX* Resorts & Hotels. With four new properties scheduled for opening by 2017, and the remaking of LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives, the group is progressing well towards our international development ambitions.”

LUX* North Malé Atoll Opening in 2016

A second LUX* villa-only Resort in the Maldives is opening during the second half of 2016. Located in the North Malé Atoll, this ultra-modern luxury island resort will comprise of spectacular private villas perched above crystal waters, each with their own private pool, breezy indoor / outdoor living spaces and wraparound decking. Less than an hour away by speedboat from Malé and the international airport, LUX* North Malé Atoll is only 31 nautical miles (56 kilometres) north of the capital of the Maldives.

Miaja Design Group took charge of the hotel design, using hand-polished woods and other natural materials, alongside ample glass to allow natural light to flow throughout. With the idyllic location amid an unexplored reef teeming with extraordinary sea life, LUX* North Malé Atoll takes its style cues and interior design inspiration from the nautical world. An on-site, environmentally conscious marine biology centre will encourage guests to discover the incredible nature and sea life surrounding the property.

Overwater Love Retreats at LUX* South Ari Atoll

LUX* South Ari Atoll (formerly known as LUX* Maldives) will launch the ultimate overwater love retreats, each with a private pool.
The private Water Villas all feature suspended infinity pools, blending contemporary flair with the surrounding nature. LUX* South Ari Atoll enlisted the expertise of award-winning design practice P49 DEESIGN, to inject new life into the resort. The new Signature Water Villas were created with love in mind, giving an entirely new meaning to ‘romantic breaks’. The unique architecture means that these hideaways will not only look chic and progressive, but will feel relaxed, serene and impossibly romantic.

In addition to the LUX* ‘Sleep Tight’ beds, guests will be treated to couples rain-showers, stylish ‘loveseats’ and overhanging ‘love nests’ that float over the lagoon. Subaquatic explorers can take one step from the villa’s balcony directly into the shallow lagoon waters of the protected reef, which is considered the only one in the world with a year-round presence of friendly Whale Sharks.

In addition to properties in Maldives, LUX* is planning to open three more luxury hotels in China, Reunion and UAE.



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