Hilton will open a new boutique resort in the Maldives, following a franchise agreement with Singha Estate.
The new resort will join the Curio Collection by Hilton portfolio of nearly 50 upscale independent hotels around the world, and forms part of its ‘Crossroads’ project – a leisure and entertainment resort currently under development in Emboodhoo Lagoon, Maldives.
The new resort will be managed by S Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Singha Estate, and will open at the end of this year.
“Opening the first Curio Collection hotel in the Maldives is a very exciting milestone for us,” said Mark Nogal, global brand head of the Curio Collection by Hilton. “The Maldives is renowned for being a one-of-a-kind tropical paradise and we are confident that the resort will offer curious travellers seeking an authentic experience truly memorable accommodations.”
INDIVIDUALITY & THE HILTON ‘ENGINE’
The resort will boast 198 guest rooms, beach villas and overwater villas, as well as facilities such as a fitness centre and swimming pool. In addition to duty free shops and multiple restaurants, guests will also enjoy a beach club, watersports, a dive centre, a cultural centre and a kids club.
“As we continue to grow our portfolio across Asia, we are proud to introduce the Curio Collection by Hilton brand in one of the world’s most celebrated resort destinations,” added Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development, Asia & Australasia, for Hilton. “With this brand, our owners can benefit from the proven track record and quality of the Hilton engine, also known as the Hilton performance advantage, while staying true to the hotel’s individuality.”