Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group this week announced the signing of a management agreement for Radisson Blu Resort Maldives with Chang Hua Holdings. Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019, the property is the first Radisson Blu resort in the market.
Located on the southern part of Maldives’ Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, Radisson Blu Resort Maldives is situated 105 kilometres from Male International Airport. The hotel is accessible by a 30-minute seaplane journey or by a domestic flight from the Maamigili Airport, followed by a 15-minute speedboat ride to the resort. Featuring 128 villas, including family villas, and a premium overwater villa, the resort is set to strike a balance between contemporary design and a Maldivian resort experience with views of the Indian Ocean.
Set amid amazing coral reefs, the resort’s sea sports and dive centre will offer guests an array of activities, set for adrenaline-pumping action. For those seeking to rejuvenate and restore, the yoga pavilion and spa will embody wellness as moves are practised in the tranquil surrounds of the island. Dining at the restaurants and bar on the island promise to tantalise palates with cuisines and experiences.
“As a global brand, Radisson Blu Resort Maldives will provide the international leisure market with a full range of innovative design-led products and services, delivering genuine and relevant guest experiences with Radisson Blu’s distinctive Yes I Can! service philosophy,” said Thomas Hagemann, vice president, Future Openings and Special Projects, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group continues our growth trajectory in Asia Pacific, we are pleased to expand our footprint into the Maldives with an iconic Radisson Blu resort on the island.”
“We are excited with our first hotel project in the Maldives and believe that it will be a success. Our partnership with Carlson Rezidor stems from their proven expertise and management capabilities. We are confident that the Radisson Blu brand will position us for solid performance, setting inspiring and authentic experiences for our guests,” said Li Fei Chang, managing director, Chang Hua Holdings.