The all-villa luxury resort is tucked away in the crystalline turquoise waters of the North Malé Atoll, easily reachable by speedboat or seaplane from Malé airport.
Le Méridien Hotels has announced the opening of Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa. The opening marks the Paris-born brand’s debut in one of the world’s most captivating destinations.
SO/ Maldives will showcase a selection of 80 luxury villas, including beachfront and over-water options, all adorned with designer interiors and an audacious twist.
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has announced the appointment of Amila Jeewantha Handunwala as general manager. He has over 25 years of experience in the luxury hospitality sector.
Maldives has been one of the quickest destinations to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, using its unique geography and strict lockdowns to reduce case numbers. Here Breaking Travel News hears more about the reopening of the destination from Thoyyib Mohamed, managing director of the local tourist board.
Secluded in a south-eastern pocket of Lhaviyani Atoll, the property is located on a natural island defined as “island surrounded by vast lagoon” in Dhivehi, the local parlance of the Maldives.
The project aims to share a positive message regarding the vaccination of staff working in the tourism sector to ensure the Maldives remains one of the safest destinations for travellers.
Breaking Travel News talks to Michal Smejc, general manager at Velaa Private Island in the Maldives, about the destination’s extensive health and safety programme, which has enabled it to continue operating since emerging from lockdown last July
Velaa Private Island has appointed Wayne Milgate to the role of general manager. He will oversee daily operations and manage all aspects of the guest experience at the hotel.
The Maldives has continued to see a recovery in its tourism sector, with 147,744 tourist arrivals recorded between the start of the year and February 17th.
With more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry and 20 years of experience in the Maldives, Mark Hehir is an accomplished resort executive in the region.