Corinthia Hotels to Open Luxury Resort in the Maldives

Corinthia Hotels has signed a hotel management agreement to operate a luxury resort in the Maldives. The property is slated to open in Q4 2025.

Early works on reclamation and the first phase of development of the resort located on the Kaafu Atoll have begun. The project will comprise two islands, hosting a 73-key resort on the larger of the two and a second, smaller private island for exclusive use. Corinthia Maldives will have aquatic-inspired architecture designed by HKS. The design of the main pavilion and all villas draws inspiration from the gentle curves of the ocean’s manta ray. The resort will also include wellness facilities, multiple fitness spaces and five restaurants.

“We are excited about this milestone Maldivian luxury resort development, which is located only 15 minutes from Male International Airport and which will provide long-term local employment opportunities whilst contributing towards the growing destination tourism economy of the Maldives,” said René Beil, managing director, Maarah Holdings and Maarah Pvt Ltd—the developer of the luxury resort to be operated by Corinthia.

Besides HKS as lead architects, several contractors and engineering firms have been engaged on the project. These include RLB Hoolooman as project managers, having already completed 14 resorts within Maldives, working alongside the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTTC)—the main contractor for land reclamation and shore protection works. China State Construction has been appointed as the general contractor while Beaufort Global based in Dubai, U.A.E. has been appointed as asset manager.

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