Upgrade your video background to Conrad Maldives’ Muraka underwater suite, other Hilton destinations
As video conference calls have become the new way we collaborate with colleagues and catch up with family and friends during the coronavirus pandemic, your background says a lot about you and your creativity.
While showing off your home office or living room might stress you out, showcasing wanderlust locations from around the world is a surefire way to display your inner travel bug and make folks on the other end a tad jealous.
To help liven up your next video chat, Hilton is here with five of their most popular and stunning views worldwide.
From sunrise in Switzerland to crystal clear waters in French Polynesia, from the famed underwater Muraka suite in the Maldives to poolside in Thailand and dusk in Athens, all of these images have been properly sized and edited to fit into video-conferencing apps that allow custom virtual backgrounds.
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A triumph of modern design and technology, The Muraka is a two-level structure comprised of space above the sea level and an undersea suite designed for sleeping under the ocean’s surface.
The undersea suite features a king size bedroom, living area, bathroom and spiral staircase that leads to the upper level living room. The undersea bedroom floor level sits five metres (16.4 feet) below sea level, providing uninterrupted views of the surrounding marine environment.
With the adoption of state-of-the-art technology, The Muraka’s distinct design is akin to that of Rangali Island’s Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, with the curved acrylic dome, which boasts 180-degree panoramic views of the wonders of the Indian Ocean’s intricate marine life.
The Muraka’s upper level features a twin-size bedroom, bathroom, powder room, gym, butler’s quarters, private security quarters, integrated living room, kitchen, bar and dining, which features a deck that purposely faces the direction of the sunset for optimal viewing pleasure. On the opposite side of the villa sits the relaxation deck that faces the direction of sunrise and is complete with an infinity swimming pool. The upper level also contains an additional king size bedroom and bathroom, which boasts a masterfully appointed ocean-facing bathtub, ideal for soaking in views of the endless horizon.
The Muraka costs USD 50,000 per night and can accommodate up to nine guests.
Guests who stay at The Muraka will have devoted butlers who are dedicated to hyper-personalisation and attention to detail for each expertly crafted stay in the residence. Available 24 hours a day – seven days a week, these butlers deliver exceptional service and stand out as ambassadors of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island as they guide guests through their own unique Maldivian journey.
Beyond that, they are equipped with the ability to educate guests about the options available in The Muraka and in the Maldives. The Muraka butlers are also able to accommodate any circumstances and requests for guests ranging from the need for privacy to exclusive culinary experiences and soul-enriching journey’s designed to add dimension to The Muraka experience. Amongst the most important qualities, these butlers share a passion for culture, environment and adventure.
Exclusive to guests of The Muraka, “The Wanderers” is a collection of culturally immersive experiences for those wishing to explore the tropical terrain and engage with the Maldivian way of life. Nature-seekers and culture enthusiasts alike will relish the opportunity to expand their horizons through authentic explorations offered by “The Wanderers” collection of experiences, which include: Your Maldivian Home, Film an Eco-Mentary, Sky Full of Stars, Moonlight Movies, and more.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is located in South Ari Atoll and is accessible by a 30-minute seaplane flight from the Maldives main airport.
As one of the Maldives’ leading resorts and one of Hilton Worldwide’s flagship properties, the award-winning Conrad Maldives Rangali Island offers 150 villas and suites, including all-new room categories, 12 restaurants and bars, and two spas — all stretched over two remote islands.
The resort features the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, world’s first undersea restaurant made from only glass, and The Muraka, world’s first undersea villa.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is home to two unique spa experiences; The Spa Retreat on Rangalifinolhu Island and the Over Water Spa on Rangali Island. Combining expertise from around the world with carefully selected products and therapies influenced by the environment, the two spas offer unique and effective experiences to suit the needs of every individual.
The luxury resort also offers the popular Conrad Concierge mobile app, which gives global luxury travellers the ability to customise details of their hotel stay before, during, and after each visit via a smartphone or tablet. Whether it is pre-selecting bath amenities or checking in while in-transit from the airport, guests can access a variety of features by using the app.