Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group to open first resort in the Maldives
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has 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 property in the country. The resort will be developed in Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, just 30-minutes away from the main airport by seaplane or by a domestic flight from the Maamigili Airport, followed by a 15-minute speedboat ride to the resort.
With a fusion of contemporary trends and traditional Maldivian design, the resort will be composed of 128 exclusive villas including family villas and a premium overwater villa. The water sports and dive centre will offer a diverse range of activities for thrill seekers and the yoga pavilion and spa will be a haven for wellness devotees. For epicurean delights, the multiple restaurants and bars will deliver unique cuisines and exclusive experiences, according to a statement by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
“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!SM service philosophy,” says 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.”
Commenting on the agreement Li Fei Chang, Managing Director of Chang Hua Holdings says: “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.”
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is a globally prominent hotel chain, with an impressive portfolio of more than 1440 hotels in operation and under development, expanding across 115 countries and the bearer of a prevailing set of global brands; Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Raddision RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites by Carlson.