Preview: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Big news from the Indian Ocean: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi will be opening on July 1. Located in South Malé Atoll, the all-villa resort spans across three private islands.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi will offer a retreat for families and couples in search of space and exclusivity. The resort will have 122 villas, each equipped with a pool and views of the Indian Ocean. Each reef, beach and overwater villa will open onto an indoor / outdoor deck, complete with a swinging daybed, dining gazebo, an infinity pool, in-water lounge and an outdoor shower.

In line with Waldorf Astoria’s culinary expertise, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi will have 11 specialty-dining venues. Guests can enjoy an elevated treetop-dining concept at Terra, which offers of views of the ocean and horizon, as well as food and wine pairings. Yasmeen will offer Middle Eastern flatbreads and mezzes and a garden-to-table concept. The venue Glow will serve healthy and holistic cuisine made from ingredients harvested from the resort’s herb garden.To further elevate Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi’s culinary offerings, the hotel will be announcing a partnership with a world-renowned chef and restaurant in the coming weeks.

For those seeking exclusivity, the Ithaafushi Private Island will offer a two-bedroom overwater villa, as well as a three-bedroom beach villa. The 32,000-square-foot island accommodation is accessible by yacht and comes complete with a chef and personal concierge team. The villa also has its own spa, gym, five swimming pools, entertainment center and beaches. Two Stella Maris Ocean Villas, which are accessible only by boat, also offer guests floor-to-ceiling windows, chef service, a jacuzzi and direct ocean access.

The Waldorf Astoria Spa will provide guests additional pampering. The spa, comprised of 10 overwater or garden treatment villas, will have a menu of treatments and Asian-inspired therapies focusing on relaxation and rebalance. Other facilities include the beachfront, 130-foot mirror pool, the ocean pavilion, a fully equipped fitness center and a combined water sport and PADI dive center.

The resort will also included a Waldorf Astoria Young Discovery Park. Additionally, to celebrate the hotel’s opening, Hilton Honors members will earn an additional 5,000 points per minimum stay of three nights, for bookings from July to September 2019, when booking directly with Hilton. 

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