St. Regis Maldives Resort hosts charity run to raise funds for local orphanages

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has hosted a charity run to raise funds for local orphanages.

Four guests and 95 employees of the resort participated in a 2.5 kilometre run on Sunday. Another 142 staff members and two guests as well as suppliers also contributed to the cause, raising a total of USD 6,748.

According to St. Regis Maldives, the proceeds will be used to purchase essential supplies and food needed by the children housed in the Children’s Home orphanage in Villimale and Fiyavathi orphanage in Hulhumale, suburbs of capital Male. Employment will also be offered to young adults in order to allow them to sustain their future on their own, it said.

Additionally, the resort is raising funds for the orphanages through the Just Giving platform.

Meanwhile, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa, another property run by parent company Marriott International, also held a Run to Give event of its own on Monday.

Run to Give is an initiative launched in 2014 by Starwood International, which has been acquired by Marriott. After the merger, Marriott also adopted the initiative to raise funds for charities in each of the hotel’s area or region.

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, which opened in November, is nestled on a private island in the secluded Dhaalu atoll, amidst thriving marine life. Just 40 minutes from the main Velana International Airport by seaplane, guests are transported to a newfound paradise.

Designed with great respect to its natural surroundings, the resort is surrounded by a large house reef and the island is defined by several distinct ecological areas: lagoon, beach coastal and jungle. At The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, guests have the luxury of staying in one of the 77 island and overwater villas, shrouded in lush tropical flora, each with a private pool.

There are six distinct dining venues, including an Asian specialty restaurant, a modern Italian restaurant that features a grand staircase, an underground wine cellar restaurant, a shack style restaurant, a signature overwater bar that rolls out stunning views of dramatic sunset, and a pop-up restaurant in the middle of the resort.

Additionally, guests can also enjoy the Iridium Spa, which presents six overwater treatment rooms, including two that are dedicated to healing Ayurvedic treatments. Spa guests can also enjoy a Blue Hole pool, which contains heated seawater with different water jets – a system with proven benefits to the body.

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