Barceló Hotel Group has signed a joint venture with Browns Investments to develop the Bodufaru Beach Resort in the Maldives’ North Male Atoll. Browns is a subsidiary of LOLC Group, one of Sri Lanka’s largest business conglomerates.
The Maldives have brought ‘the Sunny Side of Life’ to the grey skies of London this autumn, with the launch of the advertising campaign on buses and bus stops.
As one of the most tourism-dependant countries anywhere in the world, Thoyyib Mohamed, managing director of the Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation, tells Breaking Travel News what his team is doing to drive up visitor numbers in the Indian Ocean archipelago.
Set amid 18 hectares of lush tropical flora and fauna on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort has opened its doors as the first Pullman property in the Maldives.
The Small Maldives Island Co has appointed Jason Kruse to the role of general manager of luxury island idyll, Amilla Fushi. Kruse brings with him over 20 years’ experience in the international hospitality and tourism sector.
Perched above the turquoise depths of the Indian Ocean, the eight new one and two-bedroom water retreats are scheduled to open to guests by April, marking the start of a remarkable new chapter for this iconic Maldivian resort.
JA Resorts & Hotels has appointed Karen Merrick to take over the leadership of multi award-winning JA Manafaru, a private island resort in the Maldives. The Scottish National is the second female general manager in the JA Resorts & Hotels portfolio of eight properties.
Headed up by general manager Marc Gussing, the beautiful property will feature 60 spacious villas starting at an enormous 234 square metres, all with private pools.
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo will fully open on September 22nd. Set on the southern tip of the Maldives in the remote and pristine Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s Beach Island Experience soft-opened in May.
Hard Rock International has announced the opening of its first Maldivian property as part of Crossroads Maldives – the country’s first and only integrated resort. Situated across the Emboodhoo lagoon, the music-infused hotel boasts 178 guestrooms, ranging from beach villas and family suites to one and two-bedroom overwater villas.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts’ first property in the region is situated on the southernmost tip of the Raa Atoll near Baa Atoll, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, and one of the most secluded locations in the Maldives.