Accor Asia Pacific has been appointed by Pristine Island Investments Pte Ltd to manage a new resort being built in one of the most unspoilt areas of the Maldives. The 68-villa Mercure will open in 2016, and will be located in the south of the Maldives in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll in the Indian Ocean, a spectacular lagoon teeming with colourful marine life and boasting unmatched diving and snorkelling options.
Bringing stylish mid-scale accommodation to the pristine south of the Maldives The Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort will provide one of the best-value accommodation options in the spectacular Maldives, with 68 villas including 43 located over water and 25 scattered along the white sandy beach. The resort will be built using local materials, bright colours and stylish furniture with the interiors designed to reflect the Maldivian culture and the spirit of travel. It will be the only Maldivian beach resort directly accessible by domestic plane, without the need of an additional speedboat journey. Facilities will include an all-day restaurant, lobby lounge, pool and pool bar, sunset bar, spa and gym as well as a range of watersports including a dive centre. The arrival of the Kooddoo Airport has opened up the beautiful south of the island nation, away from most of the resort developments further north of the archipelago.
“The mid-scale Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort will be our first hotel development in the Maldives and we are pleased to partner with Accor which has a large brand portfolio catering to different market segments and a strong brand presence in Europe and Asia”, said Mr Ronald Leo, CEO of Pristine Island Investments Pte Ltd.
Accor has a long relationship with the Keong Kong Holdings Pte Ltd, the majority shareholder of Pristine Islands Investment, as they appointed Accor to build and manage the flagship ibis Singapore Bencoolen Resort back in 2007. The success of that hotel has given Pristine Islands Investment great confidence in choosing Accor as its partner on this exciting new project in the Maldives.