Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts launches Maldives branch

Published: 9 July 2019 - 12:15 p.m.
By: Hotelier Middle East Staff

Hilton’s luxury hotel brand Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. The 122-villa resort spans across three islands.

The Maldivian resort includes an independent private island and 11 dining venues that feature a variety of cuisines and wine pairing meals.

Alan Watts, the president of Asia Pacific, Hilton said: “Asia Pacific is enjoying a golden age of travel, and the launch of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is part of the growing momentum of Hilton’s Luxury and Lifestyle portfolio throughout the region.”

Each reef and overwater villa on the resort opens onto either a beach or a deck, and features a private infinity pool.

The resort also comprises two ocean villas accessible only by boat that feature floor-to-ceiling windows and direct ocean access. The 32,000 sq. metre Ithaafushi Private Island includes a four-bedroom residence, a three bedroom beach villa and a two bedroom overwater villa.

The private island is complete with a chef and personal concierge team, a spa and gym, five swimming pools, beaches and an entertainment center.

The resort offers guests access to the Waldorf Astoria Spa, the water sport and PADI dive center, the Waldorf Astoria Young Discovery Park and Lagoon Pool, a 40 metre pool, a fitness centre, a range of wellness activities, sunrise meditation and private sunset dining.

This latest addition to Hilton’s Asia Pacific luxury portfolio is part of Hilton Honors, a guest-loyalty programme for Hilton’s 17 hotel brands. Members who book directly through Hilton channels are eligible for instant benefits such as an exclusive member discount and free standard Wi-Fi. An opening offer is also applicable for new bookings.

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