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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island to unveil grand relaunch

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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island to unveil grand relaunch

Following an expansive multi-million dollar renovation, the iconic Maldives twin-island resort, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, continues to deliver authentic barefoot luxury with reimagined spacious water villas, reinvigorated culinary venues and innovative guest experiences…

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Following on from ongoing redesigns, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s extensive multi-year makeover continues, as the award-winning project turns the page to write its next chapter in its expansive multi-million dollar refurbishment. With plans to debut its grand relaunch in February 2022, the brand continues to elevate its signature hospitality with thoughtful experiences and refreshed interiors.

over water villa in the maldives with white parasol and outdoor furniture at conrad maldives rangali

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The unveiling of the revitalised space will resonate with the aspirations of a new era of luxury travellers, while providing the perfect setting for loyal guests to craft new memories. Proudly the first international resort brand to arrive in the Maldives and soon to complete 25 years in time for the grand relaunch in 2022, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island was, and continues to be, a pioneer amongst Maldives’ 150 resorts. Renowned for delivering authentic barefoot luxury and leading the way as the ‘Island of Firsts’, the twin-island property is home to the world’s first undersea restaurant Ithaa, first underwater bedroom set within the two-level residence The Muraka, and first twin island resort experience in the Maldives, amongst others.

“We are delighted to announce the next chapter of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and look forward to taking guests through the evolution of this special resort with the launch of newly designed water villas, refreshed restaurants, new experiences, brand new Teens Club and various other exciting additions,” said Carla Puverel, General Manager, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. “As the ‘Island of Firsts’ we pride ourselves on remaining innovative and offering a level of personalised service unique to our resort. The extensive renovations which began in 2019 demonstrates our commitment to investing in our guest experience which continues to build on our legacy.”

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Marking the final chapter in this extensive multi-year renovation, 2022 will see significant enhancements across the resort, including the refreshment of 50 of the Overwater Villas. Dedicated to couples and honeymooners, the water villas in Rangali Island will be transformed into luxurious havens of comfort and style. All villas will be fully revitalised to include stylish new interiors, combining integrated indoor-outdoor living spaces with an uninterrupted view of the Indian Ocean and direct access to a private sun deck. From spacious Sunrise and Sunset Water Villas measuring 86 square metres, to the ultimate overwater haven Two Bedroom Rangali Ocean Pavilion with Pool measuring 451 square metres, this adult only island caters to the evolving needs of every traveller.

Attention has also been paid to elevating the dining experiences of the guests, with makeovers for three of the bars and restaurants. The renovation of the popular all-day dining buffet restaurant featuring live cooking stations, gives the concept of a culinary world tour a fresh perspective from breakfast through to creative evening cocktails. Guests can choose to dine indoor amidst the interactive show kitchens and powder sand floor, or experience the outdoor dining under the swaying palm trees and gentle breeze from this beachfront restaurant.

The Rangali Bar remains the chilled-out social hub of the resort, and its recently completed renovation showcases contemporary interiors, warm furniture tones and a communal sand-floored bar overlooking the lagoon, and is the perfect place to get together over lunch, dinner or cocktails. The Vilu Restaurant, another long-time favourite for loyal guests with its open-air design and location on the edge of the lagoon, will also be refurbished to offer guests a newly enhanced space.

Key to this stage of the refurbishment, are the expanded and refreshed facilities for guests across all generations. The introduction of a brand new Teens Club on Rangali-Finolhu Island, the livelier family centric island, will offer engaging experiences for energetic adolescents and is set to be an added attraction to families traveling with this age group. There are also plans to enhance the existing kids club, Majaa Explorer’s Hub, that will welcome young travellers with a brand new space located next to the new teens club. Both occupying an expansive complex offering exciting new activities.

 Divers and ocean lovers of all ages will enjoy an refurbished Dive Centre, relocated on the water’s edge to enhance guest experience and giving guests easier access to diving lessons and excursions. There will also be a brand new and fully equipped gym available at the adults only Rangali island. A great addition to complement the gym on the main island, offering couples and honeymooners their private work out space. A revamped Overwater Spa, on site to invigorate the body, mind and soul, has been designed to cater to all demands, from soulful meditation to absolute therapeutic pampering.

“Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is one of the key resorts in our luxury portfolio across Asia Pacific and a shining example of how we bring to life truly inspired experiences across Conrad Hotels & Resorts,” said Nils-Arne Schroeder, global brand head, Conrad Hotels & Resorts and vice president, Luxury & Lifestyle, Hilton, Asia-Pacific. “The amount of investment, time and effort put into enhancing every part of the guest experience alone signifies a commitment by the team to deliver even more authentic and purposeful hospitality to travellers from all around the world. We look forward with anticipation to the completion of the refurbishment and I am confident the resort will be top of mind for luxury travellers seeking to embark on a meaningful journey to create new travel memories in one of the most iconic destinations in the world when it unveils in 2022.”

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s next chapter brings elevated guests experiences through the enhanced brand new spaces, along with the refurbished existing facilities. Inspired itineraries offer unique experiences to guests like swimming with whale sharks and manta rays, turtle safari, sunset dolphin cruises and coral planting in the house reef with the marine biologist. These extensive renovations, thoughtful experiences and upgraded culinary offering will bring Conrad Maldives Rangali Island to the top of its game, ensuring it continues to offer authentic barefoot luxury across its twin islands that guests have long enjoyed since the resort landed in the shores of the Maldives.

Main image credit: Conrad Hotels & Resorts / Yashrib Ahmed

Conrad Maldives Rangali to create $15m ‘sleeping under the sea’ experience

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‘World’s first undersea residence’ will be completed 4Q 2018.

The Conrad Maldives Rangali is investing $15 million in a new ‘sleeping under the sea’ experience, complementing the resort’s already submerged restaurant, Ithaa.

Named The Muraka, or ‘coral’ in Dhivehi (the local language of the Maldives), the undersea residence will give guests an ‘intimate and immersive experience of one of the Earth’s most breathtaking marine environments’.

Muraka is designed to blend into its environment, giving guests’ views of the Indian Ocean, with the vibrant colors and a diverse array of marine life.

Envisioned by Crown Company Director Ahmed Saleem, and realized by Mike Murphy, leading engineer at M J Murphy Ltd., a New Zealand-based company that specializes in aquarium technology, the undersea residence is a two-level structure comprised of space above the sea level and an undersea suite designed for sleeping under the ocean’s surface.

The undersea suite features a king-size bedroom, living area, bathroom and spiral staircase that leads to the upper level living room. The undersea bedroom floor level sits five metres below sea level, providing uninterrupted views of the surrounding marine environment.

Muraka’s distinct design is akin to Ithaa’s with the curved acrylic dome, which boasts 180-degree panoramic views of the Indian Ocean’s intricate marine life.

Muraka’s upper level features a twin-size bedroom, bathroom, powder room, gym, butler’s quarters, private security quarters, integrated living room, kitchen, bar and dining, which features a deck that purposely faces the direction of the sunset.

On the opposite side of the villa sits the relaxation deck that faces the direction of sunrise, complete with an infinity swimming pool. The upper level also contains an additional king-size bedroom and bathroom, which has an ocean-facing bathtub. In total, Muraka can accommodate up to nine guests.

“Driven by our inspiration to deliver innovative and transformative experiences to our global travellers, the world’s first undersea residence encourages guests to explore the Maldives from an entirely new perspective below the surface of the sea,” said Ahmed Saleem, a Director at Crown Company and chief architect and designer of the undersea residence. “The Muraka marks our second venture in underwater architecture and technology, next to Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, which is celebrating its 13th anniversary this month. Through our rich history of being a trailblazer in innovative luxury hospitality, we are proud to remain at the forefront of cutting-edge design, technology and architecture.”

“Through our development of the world’s first undersea residence, we continue to shine a light on the Maldives as a luxury destination as well as a cultural and natural wonder for global travellers,” said Stefano Ruzza, General Manager at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. “We are excited to present Muraka’s unique sleeping under the sea experience to our future guests, providing them with an extraordinary seascape of the Maldives from an entirely new perspective.”