JW Marriott debuts in Maldives

JW Marriott debuts in Maldives
Thatched roofs on villas are reminiscent of inverted dhoni boats, the traditional Maldivian wooden fishing vessels, and slanted roof tips recall white herons dipping their heads into the water
Published: 3 November 2019 - 8:15 a.m.
By: Priyanka Praveen
Marriott International’s JW Marriott has debuted in the Maldives with the JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa on Vagaru Island, Shaviyani atoll.

The resort features 60 villas, which include private pools and wooden sunbathing decks. Duplex overwater pool villas and single-story overwater pool villas are set on stilts overlooking the waters of the Indian Ocean.

While beach pool villas come with direct access to the beaches of the private island, the split-level duplex beach pool villa is designed to cater to multigenerational families, featuring separate lounges, bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate larger groups.

Each room throughout the resort is inspired by the natural surroundings and local Maldivian culture, incorporating colours and materials that highlight the island destination.

Thatched roofs on villas are reminiscent of inverted dhoni boats, the traditional Maldivian wooden fishing vessels, and slanted roof tips recall white herons dipping their heads into the water.

“We are thrilled to open our JW Marriott brand in this truly amazing destination,” said Mitzi Gaskins, vice president & global brand leader, JW Marriott. “With a focus on holistic well-being and enriching, thoughtfully-curated experiences, this private island resort will inspire our guests to be fully present and come together with loved ones to enjoy a getaway that nourishes not only the body, but also the mind and soul."

The property offers an array of dedicated fitness and spa amenities, along with a daily schedule of engaging and mindfulness-focused activities. The resort also features an overwater gym, open-air pavilion, daily workout classes, yoga sessions and easy movement and breathing exercises.

In addition to these amenities, the signature Spa by JW will offer a sanctuary for indulging in head-to-toe pampering and luxurious treatments.

The JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa features five restaurants, from classic Maldivian seafood to Thai cuisine on a treetop restaurant, wood-fired brick oven pizzas and Japanese teppanyaki, along with a chef's garden to supply the resort with daily fresh produce.

Three full-service bars will serve old and new world wines with over 300 labels to choose from, fine Japanese sake and handcrafted cocktails with over 98 different types of rum available. Guests can also enjoy 24-hour in-villa dining services.
For families traveling with children, Little Griffins, a Family by JW kids club, features a 43 foot-long pirate ship, kids sleeping area, a servery, games and educational activities to provide children hours of fun and entertainment.

Guests over 18 will be able to enjoy an adults-only infinity pool area at the tip of Vagaru island, as well as a clubhouse complete with a cigar room, shisha room and billiards table.

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