The Maldives, known for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and luxurious resorts, is set to welcome the prestigious NH Collection brand with the opening of NH Collection Maldives Havodda Resort.
This exciting news comes as Minor Hotels, the owner, operator, and investor of an extensive hotel and resort portfolio, including over 530 properties in 56 countries, expands its reach into new regions.
Amari Havodda Maldives property is scheduled to join the NH Collection portfolio in August of this year, NH Collection Maldives Havodda Resort will be the first NH Collection property located outside of an urban setting. The resort promises to offer a unique blend of tropical paradise and luxury, making it a sought-after destination for travelers seeking exceptional experiences in one of the world’s most desirable locations.
Set on a picturesque island in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, NH Collection Maldives Havodda Resort will boast 120 opulent villas, including 60 beachfront and 60 over-water accommodations. Each villa will provide guests with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, immersing them in the tranquility and beauty of the Maldivian surroundings.
While indulging in their stay, guests will have a variety of exquisite dining options to choose from. An all-day dining experience serving international cuisine, a beachside grill offering delectable grilled dishes, poolside pizzas, and a cocktail bar with light bites will ensure that every culinary desire is satisfied. Additionally, the resort will feature a dedicated Asian concept spa, a fully equipped gym, an inviting swimming pool with a pool bar, and a kids club to cater to younger guests.
Adventure enthusiasts will find plenty to keep them entertained, with a water sports and dive center offering expert guidance and an array of thrilling activities. The resort’s location near an untouched reef just off the beach provides guests with opportunities to explore the vibrant underwater world abundant with colorful marine life.
Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO of Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotels, expressed his excitement about introducing the NH Collection brand to the Maldives. He emphasized that the brand’s strategic expansion into key tourism hotspots across Asia and the Middle East is positioning NH Collection as a prominent global player. Rajakarier expects NH Collection Maldives Havodda Resort to be an iconic destination, captivating travelers looking for an unforgettable experience in this idyllic part of the world.
The addition of NH Collection Maldives Havodda Resort will be the seventh property operated by Minor Hotels in the Maldives. This move aligns with the NH Collection brand’s strategic vision for expansion into new regions, with a specific focus on the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. In addition to this Maldivian debut, NH Collection plans to open NH Collection Chiang Mai and NH Collection Luang Prabang in the near future. Multiple new properties are also set to launch in China, showcasing the brand’s commitment to further growth worldwide. NH Collection Dubai The Palm, which opened earlier this year, marked the brand’s entrance into the United Arab Emirates, with two additional properties under development in Qatar and the UAE.
The unveiling of NH Collection Maldives Havodda Resort symbolizes both Minor Hotels’ and the NH Collection brand’s ongoing dedication to expanding their presence in iconic destinations worldwide. With its luxurious villas, exceptional amenities, and stunning ocean views, this upcoming resort is poised to become a favored sanctuary for travelers seeking true tropical relaxation and an unforgettable stay in one of the world’s most coveted destinations.