Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives named Indian Ocean’s leading luxury water villa resort
Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives has been named the best ‘Luxury Water Villa Resort’ in Indian Ocean.
The ‘continent’ level award was presented to the resort at the recently concluded 2019 World Luxury Hotel Awards at the enchanted Arctic Circle in Finland.
“It gives us tremendous honour to be acknowledged as one of the best luxury water villa resort in the continent by our discerning guests and travel partners,” Raffaele Solferino, General Manager at Grand Park Kodhipparu, was quoted in a statement, as saying.
“This award is a testament to the dedication of our team for delivering loving hospitality to our guests always, and I am extremely proud of them for doing such an amazing job at creating exceptional experiences on this paradise on Earth.”
At the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards, Grand Park Kodhipparu won the ‘Luxury New Resort’ award in the Indian Ocean category.
Located in North Male Atoll and a 15-minute speedboat ride away from the main Velana International Airport, Grand Park Kodhipparu features a collection of 120 villas, including idyllic beachfront pool villas, breathtaking overwater villas and palatial two-bedroom villas. Sixty-five of the 120 villas come with their own private pools and the five two-bedroom suites feature extensive private terraces.
Designed by world-renowned hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, the resort showcases sophisticated architecture, state-of-the-art interior, high ceiling of palm fringed roof, and contemporary exterior with Maldives’ traditional influence of wood and rattan, inventive rustic appeal and inviting peaceful atmosphere. Neutral tones, natural fundamentals and spacious social settings balance the unrivalled beauty of the cobalt sea and tranquility.
Grand Park Kodhipparu offers three restaurants and a pool bar, including the overwater Edge restaurant, which offers a wide selection of international culinary creations, Breeze poolside restaurant and bar, which serves lunch and light bites throughout the day followed by inventive cocktails and fine wines in the night, and the FireDOOR speciality restaurant, which offers grilled meats and fish coupled with the finest wines.
Recreational facilities at the resort include an outdoor 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.
Established in 2006, World Luxury Hotel Awards is the pinnacle of achievement in the hotel industry offering international recognition to luxury hotels across the globe. Over 800 luxury hotels participate in the awards every year, by entering the categories that showcase their unique selling points and destinations. The winners are the result of four-week period of voting process by over 300,000 guests, travellers and industry players alike.