Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. has added another 109 rooms to their already impressive 1.02 million capacity globally, by announcing the opening of the latest addition to their hotel chain; Hilton Maldives Amingiri. This would be their fourth establishment in this archipelago, and by far one of their most luxurious.
Just a 15 minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport, Amingiri is prime real estate. What really makes this island stand out is a simple yet opulent concept, and that is how each of the 109 villas wound up with a private pool. Of course, there is the hierarchy of different villa options for the discerning traveller, and this ranges from beach villas to overwater rooms, and also an exclusive six bedroom villa designed for travelling families.
Another concept Hilton have embraced in their plan is establishing age-specific areas. Re-Fuel will have a teens-only zone, inclusive of a rooftop deck and bar, while Eden, aptly named, would be an adults only speciality bar, serving decided more adult, luxurious, libations.
A feature in the Business Traveller, identifies several noteworthy aspects.
The Hilton brand already operates three establishments in the Maldives, each with their unique appeal and target audience.
Maldives Rangali Island boasts the world’s first undersea residence, aptly named Muraka, translating to “coral” in the local Dhivehi language, along with an underwater restaurant. The concept of being so close to the water that you can touch it is so well represented that the overwater spa, perched a 100 metres from the island, as well as with their many overwater villas also imbue the aesthetic.
Waldorf Astoria, however, won’t be outdone in this regard. With over 20 options of accommodation to choose from, it is a hard task to find any parallel to this idyllic paradise getaway, yet if the travellers opt for a different, more fun flavour, Hilton offers SAii Lagoon.
Under the Curio Collection by Hilton, SAii Lagoon is one of the many resorts situated in the south of Malé, and it is one of the first to begin operations in this literal chain of islands. It is best described as a lifestyle hub, and the concept revolves around playfulness and an escape within reach of couples, families, and solo travellers. Additionally, the Marina opens an entirely new avenue, with luxury yachts gaining access to the opulence of SAii Lagoon. SAii Lagoon would be an exciting stop on any jaunt across the Indian Ocean.
Since Conrad Hilton’s modest beginnings in the hotel industry in 1909, the Hilton brand has gone through multiple evolutions, crossed numerous borders and established themselves in over 90 countries worldwide. They have been bringing in both tourism, employment, and some of the highest standards of hospitality services into all the countries they operate at, and as a hospitality holding company, they present numerous opportunities for investors to partner with them and develop even more projects.
Amingiri will most assuredly not be the last of Hilton’s projects in the Maldives.