Waldorf Astoria Maldives Celebrating its Second Anniversary

Maldives Promotion House – March 2012 marked the second anniversary of the Waldorf Astoria Maldives and to celebrate, the resort is sharing the news about all of the various happenings on this secluded island in the far north of the Maldives. Various achievements are shared and activities and special offers are also promoted for the remainder of 2012 so that guests can share in the happy occasion.

The Waldorf Astoria is one of the most renowned and luxurious properties in the Maldives and is steeped with the iconic history of this lavish international brand. Millions of years ago, a mountain range stood in the heart of what is now the Indian Ocean. Over the ages as the oceans rose, those mountains became submerged, leaving behind mysterious yet stunning land formations that would be called the Maldives.

Made up of almost 2000 coral islands, the Maldives is one of the most exotic and unique holiday destinations in the world, with stunning coral islands, endless turquoise waters and white powdery beaches.

Situated in the northernmost atoll is Waldorf Astoria Maldives, part of the prestigious Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts. Travel across the ocean on our scenic seaplane and arrive at this luxury resort, which offers true Maldivian experiences, complemented by a rich heritage of service and excellence.

The Waldorf Astoria Maldives is proud to share some of their recent achievements, please see the following facts for some of the activities that have taken place within the resort over the past couple of months.

The art of [living]

The Maldivian way of life revolves around embracing strong family traditions and nature.  Respect for the community means respect for the environment, the very principle from which the Waldorf Astoria Maldives was created and its hospitality extended.

Just as the Maldivian people call their own country Dhivehi Rajje, the Island Kingdom, each of the 83 villas is a celebration of their affinity to their home and to nature. The smooth lines, elegant curved roof forms and breezy open spaces that define Maldivian architecture blend seamlessly into the landscape, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the environment.  In keeping with the love of the outdoors, floor to ceiling doors open up to invite the stunning views and soothing sounds of the ocean. The thatched roofs, indigenous and fragrant wood paneling and timber columns are a reminder of the island’s humble resources.  The luxurious comforts provided serve to complete the sensory experience of the Maldives.

The art of… [enhancement]

To help celebrate this anniversary, the hotel looks at some of its achievements.  Since Alan Stocker, General Manager arrived at the hotel a mere six months ago, he has peered into every corner of the resort and given it a complete facelift, rejuvenation of all glorious teak wood around the resort has been transformed to its former glory. The carpentry team has been working relentlessly throughout the day and night with varnishes and sanding tools to bring the beautiful wood of the furniture and decking back to life. So far the Grand Beach Pavilion, Grand Water Pavilion and King Ocean Villa rooms have been completed together with Amazon, Medium Rare, Saffron and Saltwater outlets.

Lots of bright Maldivian colours have also been added to the soft furnishings in the villas, restaurants and bars complementing the vibrant hues of nature in the Maldives, splashes of orange, blue and pink which welcome you to the resort the moment you step on the island.

The art of… [glamour]

The hotel has recently been buzzing with excitement as award winning photographer Ross Grieve from the UK has been taking stylish new images of the resort that are suited to the front covers of Tatler and Vogue magazines. The new images will complement the already wonderful gallery of the island.

The art of [wellness]

A brand new activities timetable has also been introduced by the spa to keep guests of the Waldorf Astoria Maldives fit and healthy. The resort’s new personal trainer, Joji has prepared all kinds of health and wellness activities, from meditation sessions on the yoga deck in the spa area, pilates, yoga and pranayama, to circuit training in the gym, table tennis and billiards tournaments in Play and Water aerobics in Amazon. Cyrielle, our PR and Marketing intern is also passionate about sports and the island and takes guests running three times a week at sunrise through the tropical pathways and along the beach whilst the air is still cool. There is plenty going on during the day for guests to choose from if they have time in their tanning sched

The art of… [dining]

Led by its Island Sommelier, Kamal Malik, and supported by a team of eight Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) graduates, the program features a premium selection of exquisite wines which are carefully paired with delectable food prepared by the resort’s chefs.  The evening starts with sparkling and white wines which are paired with exotic cheeses and cold cuts of meat served with the freshest of home baked breads, pickles and chutneys. A simple yet mouth-watering main course is then served, following the practice of cantina style cookery which is based on traditional home cooking methods.

The main course is paired with red wine. Dessert is a baker’s special paired with a delicious sweet dessert wine. Through the course of the meal, Malik will explain the history of individual wines served and how it is paired perfectly with the food.

The art of.. [love]

Enjoy your once in a lifetime getaway at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives and escape to paradise island and relax with an indulging spa treatment or feast your eyes on the Maldivian marine life.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives offers its honeymooners:

  • Fruit Basket and 1 bottle of Champagne in the villa upon arrival.
  • One half-day excursion for the people on selected excursions.
  • USD $200.00 Spa Credit per couple per stay to be used for the Spa treatment of the Guests’ choice.
  • Romantic turn down with Champagne and Chocolates on the night prior to departure.
  • Please note that in order to be entitled for the above benefits, your reservation must be for a minimum of 4 nights and you will be asked upon check-in to present a copy of the marriage certificate of less than 12 months.
  • A minimum of 4 nights stay and a copy of the marriage certificate to be presented at check-in to qualify for the offer.

The art of… [De’ Spa]

The spa has new name and a new menu..

The word De’ originates from ancient Taoism philosophies, and translates to ‘Discovering the pathway to virtuous wellbeing and living’

The art of… [PHILOSOPHY]

De’ Spa embraces the De’ philosophy as highly skilled therapists from across the Orient with an innate sense of touch create a personalized journey of transformation for the mind, body and soul to achieve

De’- Discovering the pathway to virtuous wellbeing and living.

De’ Spa symbol is a creative  hand painted interpretation of the yin-yang symbol.  The yin-yang symbol represents balance of mind, body and soul.  The aim at De’ Spa is to create harmony and balance of mind, body, soul and lifestyle through personalized spa experiences.  Spa experiences are based on traditional healing practices from across Asia enhanced with modern sophisticated elements to deliver result driven spa and wellness experiences for each and every guest at Waldorf Astoria Maldives.

De’ Spa features local traditional healing practices of the Maldives and the Orient enhanced with sophisticated elements to deliver to your intentions, restoring equilibrium, enhancing natural beauty and revitalizing the vital essence within.   De’ Spa encompasses a personalized approach to delivering sublime sensory spa experiences that are effective and results driven as they are luxurious.

The art of… [saving]

Book at least 90 days in advance and make a saving of 30%, therefore valid for all bookings made from July until 23 December 2012.

For more information please contact reservations@waldorfastoriamaldives.com

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