Bulgari brings golden touch to the Maldives

by | 15 Jul 2022 | Hotel Projects, Projects

Imagery courtesy of Bulgari Hotels & Resorts.

Bulgari Hotels & Resorts has signed for a new luxury resort in the Maldives. Scheduled to open in 2025, the site is set to be the thirteenth in its collection.

Bulgari Resort Ranfushi, meaning Little Gold Island in Maldivian language, will be located in the Raa Atoll of the Maldives archipelago, 45 minutes by seaplane from Maldives’ Malé airport. Surrounded by pristine waters and framed by lush, landscaped gardens, the resort will spread over 20 hectares.

Sustainable luxury

The resort will comprise 54 keys including a Bulgari Villa on a separate exclusive island, 33 beach villas – each with individual swimming pool, 20 Overwater Villas and a full range of luxury hotel facilities.

With design from the brand’s regular partners, Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel (ACPV), Bulgari Resort Ranfushi will incorporate the highest standards of environmental sustainability, including a new island made to host the nesting bird population.

Gastronomic quad

The hotel will feature four distinctive gastronomic experiences: the renowned Italian Il Ristorante – Niko Romito, curated by the three Michelin starred Chef Niko Romito; the Chinese fine-dining Bao Li Xuan, twin of the two Michelin stars restaurant at Bulgari Hotel Shanghai; Hōseki, the Japanese concept already present at Bulgari Resort Dubai and the Italian beach food of La Spiaggia.

The resort will also offer a Bulgari Bar, the Bulgari Spa with an adjacent fitness centre, yoga pavilion, and a private library. Additionally, the resort will feature a highly curated Bulgari boutique and La Galleria, a concept store where guests can find a selection of top niche items from international designers.

Bulgari’s CEO Jean-Christophe Babin said: “We are particularly proud to have secured such an extraordinary location for the new Bulgari Resort Ranfushi, as the Maldives are a key dreamy destination for our clients from all over the world. We are convinced that this new gem of hospitality addition will ensure once again the highest levels of quality and innovation to our international customers and we look forward to sharing with them the Bulgari values in hospitality at this new, very exclusive location.”

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