Minor Hotel Group takes stakes in Per Aquum

HuvafenfushiPer Aquum Retreats, Resorts and Residence has welcomed Minor Hotel Group as a major stakeholder in its brand with a substantial investment of US$4 million. The Thailand based hotel owner, operator and investor plans to join forces with Universal Enterprises – Maldives and jointly develop the brand to result in at least five additional properties within the next five years.

The Per Aquum brand currently consists of three properties: Huvafenfushi and Niyama in the Maldives and Desert Palm in Dubai. With the addition of these three properties, the total tally of MHG’s portfolio has risen to over 91 properties across twelve countries.

Minor Hotel Group has had an ongoing partnership with the principals of Universal resort since the launch of the three luxury resorts in the Maldives in 2006 and 2007; Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa, Anantara Veli Resort & Spa and Naladhu Maldives. It has also further strengthened its stance in the Maldives with the opening of Anantara  Kihavah Villas in early 2011. Speaking about the investment Mr Dillip Rajakarier who is the Chief Executive of MHG mentions that Per Aquum is a very well respected and exclusive brand and that they look forward to the opportunity to develop and further its working partnership with Universal Enterprises.

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Memories for a Lifetime

Landa GiraavaruThe special relationship that photography has shared with tourism over the years is something to marvel at. One age old tradition of tourists which has remained over the years is the post trip ritual goes through of looking through and sharing their memories of the trip via photographs. Whether they are seasoned travellers who venture of to far distant lands or people who prefer to travel in groups this ritual has been persistent. In contrast to the olden days, going through the bulking photo album of their recent travels with friends and family has been replaced with the uploading of photos on social media. Though the medium has changed, the essence has remained. Photography has gone hand in hand with tourism since its beginning. It serves as a source of advertisement, memento and often as a guide to future travels.

With such a magical connection that photography has with tourism, we at Maldivian Traveller provide these travellers with an opportunity with those picture perfect moments. Our tours are customized to ensure travellers are able to experience those moments that are pictured and advertised. From tourists who wish to view the perfect sunset or the ones who years to put their feet in front of a crystal clear blue waters and enjoy life, Maldives Traveller is ready to guide you to those exact moments. Creating memories is what we do best and with an amazingly wide range of products, we are guaranteed that we would be able to find that perfect memorable experience for you.

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Pure Hadahaa – A Complete Experience

park-hyatt-maldives-hadahaaWhat makes a perfect holiday experience? Is it the room that you stay at? The amazing culinary experience or the breathtaking sights you see? Park Hyatt Maldives by the Hyatt Company has decided to combine all these elements together to provide an unprecedented package that is sure to ignite all your senses. Dubbed “Pure Hadahaa – A Complete Experience”, the package is a new venture which aims to provide guests an opportunity to explore the Maldives as a destination and soak in all things that are brilliant. Combining elements such as gastronomy, adventure and rejuvenation this is a package which appeals to all kinds of visitors.

Park Hyatt - RoomPark Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa located 400 km south of the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport in the North Huvadhoo Atoll. The only property of Park Hyatt brand in Maldives, this amazing resort epitomizes what the Park Hyatt brand stands for: elegance, luxury and comfort. A scenic seaplane ride over the brilliant Indian Ocean takes you to the destination. Nestling within the natural vegetation just steps away from the dazzling turquoise waters are 16 Park Villas and 20 Park Pool villas. A further 14 Park Water Villa’s all enjoy a direct access to the coral filled waters below with breathtaking panoramic sunset views.

Your culinary experience starts from the moment you arrive. With this package a great selection of premium brands of alcoholic beverage including beer, wine, champagne, spirits and liquers are available in all restaurants and bars. Relax with a refreshing drink atPark Hyatt Restuarant “The Bar”. This pool side Maldivian bar offers comfortable sofas’ romantic couples swing chairs and six intimate beach cabanas each facing breathtaking ocean views. If you are looking to be amazed head over to “The Dhoni”. An architectural marvel, this recreational living room area built by local fishing boat builders resemble an enormous upturned local fishing boat (Dhoni). Dinners are available at the amazing Batuta restaurant- the only indigenous restaurant serving gourmet regional cuisine. With spectacular views of the ocean, “The Dining Room” is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This contemporary a-la-carte dining restaurant is the perfect setting for guests and the staff is more than ready to customize the meals to your preference. The Pure Hadahaa also includes one private beach dinner amid the night skies, sure to be an un-forgetful experience. The package also includes complimentary mini bar for the whole stay which is restocked once daily.

To experience Maldives truly, one has to view the amazing underwater life unlike any other in the world. The reef explorer tour provides the opportunity to understand more about the intriguing nature of the Maldivian atolls and island formation. Climb aborad a private speedboat and discover what lies beyond the horizon. – Travel to several different locations within the atoll and discover the unique and fascinating history behind the topography of the Maldives. Explore a deserted island, and privately snorkel through untouched reef with your own personal guide. See how the coral reef grow and from the underwater structure that have created the scattering of beautiful islands.

With all this on offer, it is no wonder that they call it the complete experience. Go on an adventure unlike any other with this amazing package. Click on the following link to make booking now http://www.maldivestraveller.com/package/package_id/26/type/2

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Maldives well represented in the Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

Source: Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

Signum Virtutis

Continuing their good form in the awards ceremonies, Maldives resorts and the destination itself has been nominated for several awards in the most prestigious awards in the travel industry. Maldives has been nominated in the “Seven Star Destination Winner” category along with 21 other destination that include: Abu Dhabi, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Dubai, Fiji , France, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Jamaica, Mauritius, Mexico, Peru, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, St Lucia, Turkey and Turks & Caicos.

The awards to be held at the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, Marbella, Spain on the 28th of June 2013. Seven Star Global Luxury awards points out that only the pinnacle of luxury enters the its ranks and to be nominated by itself is a huge accomplishment in itself to the Maldives.  The Seven Star Global Luxury Awards recognizes extraordinary achievements in the Hospitality and lifestyle sector by bestowing the Signum Virtutis – the seal of excellence. With this consumers are guaranteed that the service providers are truly the best in their field.

In addition to being nominated in the destinations category, several resorts of the Maldives have also been nominated in the resorts and hotel category.  With over 22 nominees representing several of the most famous and luxurious properties in the Maldives, it is one of the most well represented destination in this country. Resorts that are nominated include: Ayada Maldives, Banyan Tree Maldives, Baros Maldives, Coco Palm Bodu Hithi, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Cocp Palm Kuda Hithi, Conrad Maldives, Diamonds Thundufushi, Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Maldives, Kanuhura Maldives, Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, Jumeirah Vittaveli Maldives,  Lux* Maldives, Niyama , One and Only Reethi Rah Maldives, Park Hyatt, Shangri-la Villingili Resort & Spa, Sheraton Maldives, Soneva Gili, The Haven Paradise Island Resort, Vadoo and W Maldives.

The world famous spas of Maldives have also a good representation in the awards Seven Star Spa’s Nominations. Eight different spas of the country which include the famous LIME Spa of Huvafenfushi and the Ananatara Veli Spa are carrying the country’s flag high in this award ceremony.

Being nominated alone for an accolade of this nature indicates that the Maldives has been gaining popularity among its visitors and would serve as a guarantee to its visitors to quality of the resorts that are established in this beautiful country.

Atmosphere Kanifushi to open in November

Source: Breaking Travel News

The upcoming resort brand “Atmosphere” is set to launch its first property in theAtmosphere-Kanifushi-Maldiv-250x167 Maldives, Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives in the beautiful holiday destination this November.

Kanifushi Island located in the Lhaviyani Atoll of the Maldives is only a short 30 minute sea plane ride away from the countries Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. Guests arriving to this new destination would be treated to a spectacular aerial show of the hundreds of islands below and the glistening bright blue sea enroute to the resort.

Atmosphere Kanifushi, which is to officially open its doors on the 1st of November 2013, is a five star resort that encompasses of over 2 kilometers of pristine white sandy beaches, a beautiful turquoise lagoon and a natural coral reef. The resort is to contain over 150 state of the art Sunset View villas, set among the lush green vegetation of the island. Providing seclusion and a direct access to the amazing beaches, Atmosphere Kanifushi promises exclusivity and luxury. The resort has a further three more categories of villas, all with open-air bathrooms, outdoor private areas, internet access and top of the line high tech amenities.

The other categories that Atmosphere Kanifushi is to introduce includes spacious Junior suites that contains an additional lounging area, family villas that interconnect to ensure that your loved ones are never too far away and finally magnificent Pool Villas with a large verandah and a plunge pool. The choices are abundant for all types, whether it be families looking for a good time or a honeymoon couple looking for the perfect start to their wedded life.

Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives embraces the Atmosphere brand image of projecting a perfect balance of bliss, tranquility, fun and value. The leisure facilities to be opened in this wonderful resort include “Akiri Spa”, a PADI licensed dive center and international dining options to be served to the patrons of the resort.

This new venture by Atmosphere looks to be an exciting new addition to its already impressive list of destinations and is poised to be one of its most well rounded and popular destinations.

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Six Senses Laamu creates the first code of conduct in Maldives for Dolphin Watching.

Dolphin Watching Guide from Six Sense Laamu

First ever code of conduct for dolphin watching has been developed by Six Senses Laamu Resort. Dolphin watching, which is popular among many of the tourists that visit Maldives has not had any form of regulations or code of ethics that should be followed. With the implementation of this code there is a higher guarantee of protection and sustainability for the local population of dolphins.

The hard work of resident Marine Biologist, Rachel Lambert the code of conduct summarizes in seven main points:

• Keep at least 50 meters away – two boat lengths
• Do not approach from directly behind or head on
• Allow the dolphins to choose to approach the boat
• No rapid changes in speed or rapid changes in direction – be predictable
• 6 knots when within 150 meters
• Do not cut them off or chase them
• Do not separate mothers and calves

Six Senses Laamu resort has been identified as a pioneer in educating and implementing certain guidelines in order to ensure sustainability and prevent harm coming to the environment. Recognizing the role of a resort and the delicate nature it operates due to its dependence on nature, which is especially evident in Maldivian tourism, Six Senses Laamu has always been an advocate of protecting the environment. The code engineered is also adhering to its policy of improving ecological footprint of biodiversity conservation, preservation and restoration within the resort as well as nearby surrounding areas.

The resort is now campaigning in order to extend to all Maldives resorts and other destinations to ensure that tourists and tourism providers of all regions would be able to do there part in helping the eco system. With such a delicate balance in place, we need more research and acts such as this for the betterment of the world and a more sustainable future.

 

Source: Sixsenses

Maldivian Resorts

With the emergence of Maldives as a tourist destination in the 1970’s, it has not looked back and is now regarded as one of the most prestigious and amazing island destinations in the world. With its unique feature of having one resort per island, the Maldives offers its guests seclusion, privacy and intimacy.

Now featuring over a hundred resorts, each unique on its own right; Maldives can be your perfect holiday destination, be it honeymoon,family vacations or a spa getaway.

We at Maldives Traveller, aim to provide you with an extensive coverage of some of the most prestigious and exclusive resorts in the Maldives. Each hotel is selected for its dedication to the highest standard of luxury, unique sophistication and surrounding innovative facilities

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