Resort News Weekly Roundup
Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa Introduces La Fête by Le Méridien
This winter, Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa invites travellers to rejoice in the festive season, seaside-style with La Fête by Le Méridien. Nestled in Lhaviyani Atoll on Thilamaafushi Island, the tropical luxury resort has prepared an exciting array of festivities inspired by idyllic European winters and the refined art of entertaining.
Transporting guests back to the halcyon days of glamorous travels, La Fête by Le Méridien takes place from 22 December 2021 until 07 January 2022. From bespoke menus, sommelier selections, sparkling soirées, sustainable dining to kids’ escapades and Explore Spa by Le Meridien journeys, Le Méridien has something to entice the whole family to get into the festive spirit. Not to forget daily sunset revelries including soaking in the technicolour sunset during Aperitivo at Bodu Finolhu, the resort’s private island.
New Year’s Eve will see the seashores of Thilamaafushi Island transformed into a Kaanivalu (carnival in Dhivehi); an enchanting evening inspired by European winter carnivals, presented through the Maldives lens. Kaanivalu is a time for all to celebrate over delicious meals, dancing, song and entertainment. Featuring farm-to-table dishes and freshest catch of the sea, the gala dinner on 31 December is primed to fuse local tastes with international flavours. The evening is complemented with live entertainment, DJ and fireworks, to ring in the New Year with vivid colors splashed across the night’s sky.
Rates start from USD 450 per night in a Beach Bungalow inclusive of breakfast for two persons. For more information or reservations, visit www.lemeridien-maldives.com.
Vakkaru Maldives Crowned Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort at World Travel Awards
Vakkaru Maldives, Baa Atoll grabs three awards at the 28th World Travel Awards 2021. The resort was titled Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort for the second consecutive year while its signature four-bedroom Vakkaru Over Water Residence won Maldives Leading Hotel Suite and the Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Suite.
Iain McCormack, general manager, Vakkaru Maldives, said: “This recognition for the second year in succession is a wonderful honour. These awards are a testament to the tireless efforts of all Vakkaru team members to deliver our brand of inspirational hospitality and exceptional service to every guest. There is no greater reward for us than knowing that we were able to exceed guest expectations. These important wins will encourage us to continue working with even more enthusiasm to offer our guests extraordinary and memorable experiences at our timeless sanctuary.”
The luxurious Vakkaru Over Water Residence is well suited to families or a group of friends looking to enjoy the ultimate holiday in complete privacy. Drawing on the rich traditions of Maldivian style, it is one of the largest overwater residences in the country. The two-storey residence spreads over 971 square metres, has its own infinity pool and comes with a dedicated chef. Inside the sprawling space are four bedrooms and perfectly fitted bathrooms with spacious tubs and private steam rooms. Outside, the vast, versatile terrace includes a dining area, multiple relaxation spaces, a private spa pavilion and a staircase that leads directly to the sea.
Other thoughtful guest benefits include VIP passage through Velana International Airport. In addition, the on-call team of butlers facilitate numerous in-resort and in-villa privileges on the island, from complimentary sundowners and private beach barbecues to family film nights with unlimited popcorn, candyfloss and ice cream, and celebratory afternoon teas.
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa Launches Festive Winter Package
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa has rolled out its festive winter package, ending with a spectacular roaring 20’s Great Gatsby themed celebration on New Year’s Eve.
Starting from 22nd December, guests will enjoy a fun schedule of activities every day. This includes merry cocktails and a festive beach dinner accompanied by live music; Santa Claus’ BBQ Island; Maldivian Fish Market evening accompanied by cultural performances; a yoga session at Shine spa in the morning, followed by a dance competition and live band. On New Year’s Eve, the special themed gala event will complete with live music, Lindy Hop dancing, champagne raffle draw, special prizes, an array of mixed drinks and bubbly galore, topped off with an End of Year Countdown Party to a fireworks display.
As part of the Festive Winter package, available now until 4 January 2022, guests can enjoy bonus winter perks, including daily buffet breakfast at the interactive, market-style, Feast, along with daily dinner at designated outlets and a delectable welcome platter.
To take advantage of the Festive Winter Package, guests can use code XY0 upon enquiry, valid on stays of four or more nights. Rates start from USD 700++ per room per night. For reservations, visit www.SheratonMaldives.com.
Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives Hosts Anabel Chew from Barre Fitness Studio for a Wellness Week
Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives to welcome Anabel Chew, co-founder of WeBarre, Asia’s leading Barre fitness studio in Singapore and Hong Kong, for another wellness week. Anabel is set to lead the resort’s guests on a wellness journey to strengthening body and mind through fitness and mindful exercises from 8th to 14th November 2021.
Bringing her expertise in WeBarre workout that combines the best ballet technique, pilates and strength training, Anabel incorporated techniques that will help guests wake their body while being present in the moment and focus on themselves. Trained as a Hatha Yoga and Pilates instructor, Anabel and Grand Park Kodhipparu invite guests to join complimentary classes in the morning and evening.
Guests can receive up to 35 per cent off on Best Available Rate for any overwater or beach villa by taking the “Last Minute Offer”, which includes daily breakfast at The Edge for two. Discover more about the wellness week here.
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