Mubadala's Maldives resort to open in Sept
Abu Dhabi, May 3, 2011
Mubadala Development Company has announced that its luxury resort Viceroy Maldives will officially debut on September 1.
The 61-bungalow island resort, part of the company’s Viceroy Hotels and Resorts brand, is set on the archipelago’s 17-acre Vagaru Island.
Viceroy Maldives is being developed by Vagaru Holdings, a joint venture between Mubadala and Maldives-based luxury hotel developer, EoN Resorts. The resort is the newest property in the Viceroy Hotel Group portfolio and first outside of North America. Mubadala is a 50 per cent shareholder in Viceroy Hotel Group, and is actively driving the expansion of the brand into key gateway cities and destinations across the globe.
“Extending the Viceroy brand across the world to the Maldives is a very exciting development for us,” stated Brad Korzen, founder and CEO of Viceroy Hotel Group.
“Mubadala’s approach of building successful partnerships with leading developers and brands has been critical to the delivery of this important project for Mubadala,” added Peter Wilding, associate director, Mubadala Real Estate & Hospitality.
Each of the resort’s beachfront or water bungalows is nestled on the white sand beachfront or set directly on the turquoise sea. Private plunge pools, ensuite baths and generous outdoor areas in each bungalow allow for optimal privacy and comfort in an awe-inspiring setting, he added.
Viceroy Maldives will feature accommodations ranging from 1,300-3,000 sq ft. The resort’s five dining options will offer everything from casual beachside cuisine to high-end seafood. Restaurant concepts will incorporate Asian and European influences, and private venues including an underground wine cellar will also be available.
The resort will also offer spa treatments at its over-water spa bungalows, which will include seven treatment rooms. Healthy cooking demonstrations, Ayurvedic treatment experiences and yoga classes will all be offered as part of the program at The Spa at Viceroy Maldives.
From the moment guests arrive on property by seaplane and are transported to their bungalows by golf cart, they will feel an ultimate sense of calm, he added.-TradeArabia News Service