Mövenpick’s first Maldives resort Kuredhivaru to open in 2018
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is to open its first resort in Maldives next year.
In announcement made at the ongoing Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, the Swiss upscale hotel management company said Tuesday that an agreement has been signed to manage the resort being developed on the remote island of Kuredhivaru in the northern Noonu Atoll. The Mӧvenpick Resort & Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives will open in the second quarter of next year with 105 villas; 33 beach villas and 72 over water villas, it added.
“It’s no secret that the Maldives is a much sought after holiday destination that is still increasing in popularity and our spectacular resort represents a significant entry for Mövenpick into this world-renowned island hideaway,” Andrew Langdon, the company’s Chief Development Officer and Senior Vice President for Asia, said.
“We look forward to introduce our guests of Mӧvenpick Resort & Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives to Mӧvenpick’s signature style, hospitality and service once it opens in 2018.”
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 Hotels & Resorts operates over 80 properties, including hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers, with another 30 resorts planned or under construction across the Middle East and Asia.