Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and member of Dubai Holding, has revealed the new brand name of its first resort currently under way in the Maldives: Jumeirah Dhevanafushi (formerly Jumeirah Meradhoo).Jumeirah Dhevanafushi is an exclusive all suite resort scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2011. Situated in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, 400 km south of the capital city of Malé, the resort is located in an area of extraordinary beauty surrounded by unspoiled coral reefs.
The intimate resort comprises 22 island villas, offering a distinctively residential feel, as well as an exclusive water village – The Hermitage Collection, including 16 ocean villas, which are separated from the main island. The Hermitage Collection at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi is ideal for discerning travellers wanting to experience a truly unique level of remote luxury. The villas, named Revives and Sanctuaries, range from 200m² to 600m² in size and offer expansive sea views, direct access to the beach and 24 hour butler service. The design of the bedrooms is inspired by traditional Maldivian architecture.
The resort features three restaurants and a bar with a variety of culinary options, as well as a Talise Spa with imaginatively designed over water treatment rooms and extensive sports and leisure facilities.
The second property under way in the Maldives is Jumeirah Vittaveli. The five star deluxe family resort is located in the South Malé Atoll and is scheduled to open in March 2011.