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Unlocking gastronomic dreams: Flavourful feast of upgrades at SAii Lagoon, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

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It will come as no surprise that the Maldives has scooped up the crown of the most elusive destination in the world every year. After all, this string of pearl atolls with dolphins swimming in front of your villas freely and some of the most unreal sunsets you will ever see is all about extravagant character and easygoing exotica. A proper beach getaway should feel like you’ve stumbled across a deeply buried secret in the sand.

Just like CROSSROADS Maldives – For families seeking beachside adventures, and for lovers searching for a cinematic tropical paradise where time stands still, CROSSROADS Maldives is the only leisure destination in the Maldives that offers unadulterated joie de vivre without restricting you to simply one island-one resort. With two resorts, a 30-berth quay, the legendary Hard Rock Cafe, Rock Spa, diverse shopping and dining, thrilling excursions, SAii Beach Club, and blissful Len Be Well spa offering, this is where your uber-chic must-try modern Maldives holiday begin – Dazzlingly biodiverse, sensationally calm, yet achingly dramatic.

With the new year around the corner and a spirit of gifting in the air, the serene SAii Lagoon Maldives, and the iconic Hard Rock Hotel Maldives are coming together to roll out the festive vibe early this year, by offering a meal plan upgrade to all the gastronomic enthusiasts out there.

At SAii Lagaoon Maldives you are entitled to an upgrade to the Full Board Meal plan if you book on Half Board and going one level higher Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is offering an upgrade to their popular All-inclusive meal plan to all those who book on Full Board. The holiday season is when most of us learn the art of letting go and slip into the carefree dine & imbibe mood as we get ready to unwind and recharge for the brand new year ahead. This quintessential upgrade offer is just the right push you need to book that Maldives holiday at the extraordinary CROSSROADS Maldives and embark on a journey of pre-festive partying, relaxing, indulging, and repeating.

Privacy, seclusion. A taste of the sublime – at SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton you can expect on top of the upgrade, complimentary use of snorkelling gear, kayaks, and pedal boats to raise up your holiday experience, and Hilton Honors members are entitled to their benefits. If that doesn’t rev your motor, there will always be bubbles served complimentary with breakfast which will offer a champagne-boost to set your mood for the day. More exciting details are listed here.

Hard Rock Hotel is setting the stage for you to shine on with the terrific all-inclusive meal plan which comes with beverages and the cherry on top will be the extra thirty percent discount on your roundtrip speedboat transfers. The mini-roxtars below the age of eleven get to ride the waves with the parents completely free. For the grown-up rock stars there will always be complimentary drinks at the sundown rituals and if that is not enough to make you groove, the resort is offering an additional fifteen percent discount on the villas when you book directly on the website.

What is really shaking things up at CROSSROADS Maldives is the unmatched choice for dining. Collectively the resorts and the marina put together you are spoilt for choice with over fourteen dining experiences offering cuisines from Tokyo to California. Think of it as a mood board for holiday cravings – an option for every mood you are in. Light bites, poolside snacks, playful desserts, buffets that you can’t finish through, or even more refined, indulgent, and intimate dining – CROSSROADS will be your springboard for all culinary imaginations you wish to bring to life.

In between the Robinson Crusoe expeditions and the unforgettable villa stays, take the time to worry less and indulge more with the “Meal Plan Upgrade” offer, which serves up a complete all-cure, food, beverages, entertainment, watersports plan for you so that your holiday has all the extra frills at a much lesser rate and double the fun at CROSSROADS Maldives.

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The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands Welcomes New Executive Chef Leonardo Valls

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The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is thrilled to welcome its new Executive Chef, Leonardo Valls. Bringing 20+ years of international experience and an eye for gastronomic innovation, Valls is set to elevate the resort’s culinary experiences with his creativity and craftsmanship.

Valls’ journey in the kitchen started in his native Chile, where he joined chef Tomás Olivera in 2003 at The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago, the brand’s first property in South America. During his five years there, Valls helped Olivera and the hotel’s Adra restaurant earn numerous accolades and awards, laying the groundwork for his next adventure. 

In 2008, Valls crossed the globe to join another Ritz-Carlton property, the Hotel Arts Barcelona, where he spent more than a decade as part of a highly celebrated team, led by acclaimed chef Paco Pérez. During his tenure, he helped the hotel’s Enoteca restaurant earn its first and second Michelin stars (2010 and 2013) and was named Executive Sous Chef of the hotel’s culinary division in 2016, overseeing operations for five restaurants, a central kitchen, and major international events including the Mobile World Congress. 

In early 2020, Valls was set to make another international move, this time as Executive Sous Chef of The Ritz-Carlton, Naples in Florida, but the pandemic led to a change in plans, prompting his return to Santiago. In 2021, opportunity knocked again with the entry of the legendary brand into the Maldives and Valls joined The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands as Executive Sous Chef.

After a year at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, Valls found his homeland calling once again. Armed with vast knowledge of the luxury culinary concept, he took his expertise to the AC Hotel by Marriott Santiago Costanera Center where, as Executive Chef, he infused his style with Spanish and other European influences. 

Renato De Oliveira, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands comments, “We’re thrilled to have Valls back in the Maldives, this time as our Executive Chef. His appointment is the start of a new chapter in an already illustrious career and an opportunity for guests to experience the world through Valls’ unique culinary perspective.”

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Sun Siyam Resorts Boosts PR & Communications Team with Appointment of Erika Magora for Sun Siyam Iru Veli & Sun Siyam Vilu Reef

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Sun Siyam Resorts has announced a dynamic addition to its PR and Communications team with the appointment of Erika Magora as Cluster Assistant PR & Communications Manager for Sun Siyam Iru Veli and Sun Siyam Vilu Reef. With an impressive background in law from the UK, coupled with a diverse upbringing in the Philippines and Malaysia, Erika brings a unique blend of skills and experiences to our renowned luxury resorts.

Prior to joining Sun Siyam Resorts, Erika served as the key figure in managing Marketing Communications at the prestigious 5-star luxury resort, The Datai Langkawi in Malaysia. Her collaboration with international media, partners, and agencies has significantly contributed to the resort’s global presence. She has worked with top journalists, production crews and PR partners from the UK, Europe, Australia, America and Asian regions. Erika also has experience in sales and marketing when she played a pivotal role in the Asia Pacific region’s sales and marketing for Foodpanda, a leading delivery brand in Asia. 

I cherish the cultural diversity and distinctions of both properties that I work for. Sun Siyam Iru Veli fascinates me as it revels in its private luxury tranquility, attracting a premium market. In Sun Siyam Vilu Reef, the naturally playful environment and genuine warmth of the people that create an inviting haven for repeater guests, captivate me. Both are beautiful, each in its unique way. Embracing diverse media and markets adds excitement to my work. The pristine beach and sea in both places energize me, fueling my passion for what I do.” expressed, Erika.

Claudia Klingbeil, Group Director of PR & Communications at Sun Siyam Resorts said: “Erika’s appointment underscores our dedication to assembling a team of talented individuals who not only possess exceptional professional capabilities but also embody the diverse cultural tapestry that defines our global clientele. We are confident that Erika’s passion for communication, coupled with her international perspective, will elevate our PR and Communications efforts to new heights of success.”

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Discover Romance in Paradise: Hurawalhi Island Resort Unveils Unforgettable Wedding & Honeymoon Experiences

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Nestled within the tranquil beauty of the Maldives’ Lhaviyani Atoll, Hurawalhi Island Resort  beckons couples to embark on a journey of romance and luxury like no other. We are thrilled  to unveil our exclusive wedding and Honeymoon packages, meticulously crafted to transform  dreams into unforgettable moments amidst breathtaking landscapes and unparalleled  opulence. 

Unforgettable Proposals and Unique Experiences: Make your proposal truly unforgettable  with special setups at the 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, where divers can pop the question on the  other side of the glass. Explore other unique proposal arrangements during destination dining  experiences, ensuring your love story begins with a touch of magic. 

Picture-perfect Wedding Venues: Imagine exchanging vows at one of Hurawalhi’s  picturesque wedding locations, where each setting offers a tropical canvas for a ceremony  you’ll cherish forever. Feel the soft sand beneath your feet as you declare your love during a  traditional Maldivian Beach wedding, creating memories to cherish for a lifetime. 

For those seeking an intimate affair, Hurawalhi’s Dream Island provides the perfect backdrop.  Stroll barefoot down the petal-strewn isle on the atoll’s most picturesque sandbank, enveloped  by crystal-clear waters and gentle sea breezes. 

For a truly magical experience, tie the knot at the Champagne Pavilion, Hurawalhi’s prime  sunset-watching spot. Bask in the golden hues of the setting sun as you pledge your love  amidst the serene beauty of the island and its surroundings. 

Unforgettable Wedding Experiences: Elevate your wedding to extraordinary heights with a  ceremony at the renowned 5.8 Undersea Restaurant. Choose from morning, midday, or  evening ceremonies, and exchange vows surrounded by the mesmerizing underwater world,  creating memories that will last a lifetime. 

Alternatively, embark on a romantic voyage aboard Hurawalhi’s Luxury Yacht, where you can  say “I do” against the backdrop of a crimson sunset over the horizon. Whether you opt for a  Half Day or Full Day Yacht Rental, the ocean provides the perfect setting for your love story to unfold.

Luxurious Inclusions and Optional Add-ons: Indulge in a myriad of inclusive amenities,  including ceremonial set up, floral bouquet for the bride, buttonhole for the groom, romantic  villa turndown, Hurawalhi wedding certificate, wedding plaque, and the rhythmic beats of  Boduberu drummers. Toast to your love with a bottle of champagne and savor the sweetness  of a decadent wedding cake. 

Enhance your experience with optional add-ons such as bridal make-up and hair, intimate  candlelight dinners, rejuvenating massage packages, professional photography services, and  exciting excursions to explore the wonders of the Maldives. 

Welcoming Honeymoon Guests: At the enchanting Hurawalhi Island Resort, the  honeymoon unfolds with the captivating melodies of Boduberu performers and a delightful  welcome drink to set the mood. As honeymooners step into their villa, they are greeted with  the indulgence of half a bottle of Taittinger champagne and tantalizing canapés, beckoning  them into a world of romance and luxury. The honeymoon bed, adorned with care, promises  nights of blissful serenity under the Maldivian stars. To commemorate their love story, a  personalized card and a charming honeymoon T-shirt await the couple on their second day,  creating moments of pure enchantment throughout their stay. 

At Hurawalhi Island Resort, we invite you to embark on a journey of love, luxury, and  unparalleled beauty. Create timeless memories as you begin your happily ever after in one  of the world’s most enchanting destinations. 

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