Paradise island: Opening of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

by | Aug 11, 2019 | Chains

Pure paradise in the Maldives with Waldorf Astoria

Private retreat Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi opens its doors to guests

Guests looking to spend a few nights in paradise resort need look no further than the recently opened Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi.

We take a look inside this prestigious and enviable property.

Waldorf Astoria serves up island getaway in the Maldives

Ever wanted to try a slice of paradise? Well, the newly opened Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is just the ticket. This luxurious property is located on the idyllic tropical paradise of Ithaafushi Island in the South Male Atoll in the Maldives, and is so remote that it can only be accessed by yacht, lying a 30 minute boat ride away from the airport in Male.

This sprawling resort boasts everything a traveler could want from their dream hotel and more, including 11 dining options, the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean, white sandy beaches and private ocean villas on their very own private island.

The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi offers guests a mix of over water, beach and reef villas, as well as its very own water park and world class spa, wellness and lifestyle centre.

“We aim to surpass the expectations of today’s luxury traveler with the introduction of our fifth Waldorf Astoria property in Asia Pacific,” said Dino Michael, global head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. “Our guests are searching for new and extraordinary experiences during their travels, and we are confident that this latest luxury destination in the Maldives provides the perfect setting for our guests to Live Unforgettable.”

Waldorf Astoria, Hilton and the Asia Pacific market

This new hotel is part of Hilton’s ever-expanding portfolio in the Asia Pacific market. The Maldives has been a hot destination for quite some time now, and continues to be as popular as ever.

Alan Watts, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton, spoke of Hilton’s position in the market, saying, “Asia Pacific is enjoying a golden age of travel, and the launch of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is part of the growing momentum of Hilton’s Luxury and Lifestyle portfolio throughout the region. This is especially significant as the Maldives becomes an increasingly popular destination for global travelers. As the first international hotel brand to have opened in the Maldives over 21 years ago, it is especially fitting that this opening takes place as we celebrate Hilton’s 100th year milestone as a leader in global hospitality.”

Martin Rinck, executive vice president and global head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton, added, “The Waldorf Astoria brand has a long-standing legacy of setting the standard for luxury and for providing personalized, graceful service. The debut with our flagship brand in the Maldives is no exception, and we will continue to redefine what it means to provide luxury escapes and deliver memorable experiences for the discerning traveler.”

Let’s take a look at a few more hotel projects by Waldorf Astoria:

Waldorf Astoria Sanya Haitang Bay

Waldorf Astoria Dubai

Waldorf Astoria Hainan Baoting Resort


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