Thailand-based ONYX Hospitality Group has announced a new Maldives project under its core brand, Amari.
Located 400 kilometres from the capital Male in the Southern Gaafu Dhaalu atoll, guests will be able to arrive via a short 55-minute domestic flight followed by a speedboat transfer.
Enveloped by the exotic nature that the Maldives is renowned for, Amari Havodda will offer a private and pristine island hideaway on one of the most preserved atolls in the archipelago.
The resort will offer two principal villa types, ‘beach’ and ‘overwater’, each providing uninterrupted views over the reef and the ocean beyond.
Designed by award winning French designer Isabelle Miaja, within a theme of ‘natural simplicity’ and sustainability the guestrooms will offer a contemporary and restful environment, with subtle references to traditional Maldivian art and architecture.
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In total, the property will encompass 120 Villas, including 48 Beach Villas, 12 Beach Pool Villas, 58 Overwater Villas and two Overwater Pool Villas.
Set to open in quarter one of 2016, Amari Havodda is owned by Crystal Plaza Resorts, a joint venture between Sri Lankan construction giant, Sanken Overseas and Singapore Hospitality Holdings, a Singapore based company specialising in resort investments.
The resort will be managed by ONYX Hospitality Group.
Commenting on the new deal, ONYX Hospitality Group president Peter Henley said: “Tourism in the Maldives is strong and we see huge potential for an upscale brand like Amari.
“Our entry into the Maldives with Amari Havodda marks a key step in our international development plan.
“We look forward to the exciting times ahead as we work closely with our partners to create a contemporary and relaxing haven for future guests.”
ONYX Hospitality Group currently manages 51 properties and projects throughout the Asia Pacific region.