AccorHotels announces its first luxury destination in the Maldives

AccorHotels has announced its first luxury destination in the Maldives as of September 1 — Dhevanafushi Maldives Luxury Resort. Set on the private island of Meradhoo surrounded by natural splendour, the resort will be repositioned following further enhancements in late 2018, and join the iconic collection of Raffles Hotels and Resorts, says AccorHotels in a statement.

Dhevanafushi Maldives Luxury Resort, Managed by AccorHotels presently boasts 21 island villas and 16 ocean villas with private pools, three restaurants, a scenic cocktail bar and an array of facilities and activities to relax, rejuvenate and reinvigorate the body, mind and spirit.

“We are thrilled to announce our very first luxury resort in the Maldives at a time when the region is enjoying excellent growth, especially with travellers from Asia Pacific,” says Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels, Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia.

“AccorHotels is bringing to the resort our expertise in delivering unparalleled luxury experiences renowned in our Raffles, Fairmont and Sofitel brands, along with the benefits of our award-winning global loyalty programme, Le Club AccorHotels.”

The facilities available at the resort include an award-winning luxury spa, over-the-water fitness centre, yoga programmes, water sports, private dining options, 24-hour butler and private chef service, along with snorkelling and diving at its finest – the resort’s PADI-certified dive centre offers adventures through the wonders of some of most breathtaking coral reefs in the world.

“With active asset management being one of the key pillars of our management strategy, we believe the appointment of AccorHotels for the resort will allow us to optimise its asset potential and redefine this resort at the very top end of the luxury resort sector in the Maldives, following the re-positioning exercise in 2018,” says Vincent Yeo, Chief Executive Officer of CDL Hospitality Trusts.

Catering to discerning individual travellers, honeymooners and families, the resort is a secret hideaway in the Indian Ocean and a haven of peace and tranquillity. It can be accessed by a 55-minute flight from Velana International Airport and a 15-minute speedboat transfer. Dhevanafushi Maldives Luxury Resort, Managed by AccorHotels is located on Meradhoo Island of Gaafu Alifu Atoll.

AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,200 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.