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Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa gets private airport

Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa gets private airport

Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa has officially becomes the only five-star resort in the Maldives with its own private executive terminal just five minutes away by speedboat. 

The venture is the result of the successful partnership between the resort and Gan International Airport in Addu Atoll.

Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives is a resort of firsts.

It is the first luxury resort south of the equator in the Maldives; it also features the first golf course in Maldives; and now offers the first private executive terminal in the region.

The resort has 132 villas with views of the ocean or of the island’s natural lush vegetation with three restaurants and two bars and CHI, The Spa offering innovative therapies in a secluded sanctuary setting.

The Executive Terminal built for the SAARC summit in 2011 was taken over by Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa for the exclusive arrival and departure of Shangri-La’s guests at Gan.

Rebranded, the new terminal comprises two large separate rooms and one VIP exclusive area, the lounge offers a range of first class facilities that guests may require upon arrival.

Resort general manager Rene Egle said: “Providing our guests with a luxurious experience and a truly personalised welcome from the moment they land is for me a great achievement. 

“I am very thankful to the local authorities and the Gan International Airport team for their excellent cooperation since initial discussions on this project.

“Today is a great day for our resort and Addu Atoll and we are ready to welcome our international clientele from all over the world, either via Male or directly to Gan by private jet.”