Great news for fans of the Park Hyatt brand—and the Maldives. We hear that as of April 1, the current Alila Villas Hadahaa (no need trying to access their website; it's down as of the news) will be operated as the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa Island.
Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa will be the first Hyatt hotel in the Maldives. Situated in the Indian Ocean atoll, Huvadhoo, the hotel opened in late 2009 anad had gained accolades ever since. "The Maldives draws 94% of its travelers from Europe and Asia, regions where the Park Hyatt brand has a significant presence and is well known," said Stephen Haggerty, global head of real estate and development for Hyatt Hotels Corporation. "Opening Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa will broaden the range of fantastic Park Hyatt locations and will help further Hyatt’s goal of being the most preferred brand in every segment we serve."
Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa offers 50 villas with private decks and bedrooms with living areas. Fourteen of the resort’s 50 villas are elevated over the Indian Ocean. The other 36 villas are designed with gardens featuring outdoor baths and rain showers. Individual plunge pools are also standard.
The hotel features two specialty restaurants, The Dining Room and Battuta's, as well as a poolside bar. The Dining Room is a two-story a-la-carte restaurant serving an array of international delights for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Battuta's features an open kitchen and Maldivian-inspired interiors.
The hotel features a fitness and health center, multiple swimming pools and a PADI diving water sports center. Activities range from kayaking, snorkelling and diving to Maldivian cooking lessons, dolphin spotting, sunset cruises and guided visits to local artisan villages. A large freshwater pool overlooking the ocean is also available for guest use.
In addition to the 26 Park Hyatt hotels currently open around the world, 13 new properties are under development in seven countries.