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New Hurawalhi Island Resort to open in Maldives with largest undersea glass restaurant

Featuring 90 luxury villas as well as a PADI dive centre and spa, the Hurawalhi Island Resort in the Maldives will begin welcoming visitors on 1st December. This new property will open its doors with an impressive asset that will wow travellers around the world: the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant. Set 5.8 metres below the surface of the Indian Ocean, this amazing dining venue will offer unique scenery and delicious cuisine.

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Luxury Maldives resort Kanuhura reopening after revamp

Luxury Maldives resort Kanuhura will reopen on 1 December 2016 after an 18-month renovation project to update and expand the hotel. The five-star private island complex – run by Sun Resorts – now has 94 bohemian-style suites either right on the beach or on stilts above the sea.

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Hurawalhi Island Resort in Maldives to open doors in December 2016

The Hurawalhi Island Resort in Maldives is scheduled to open to guests in December, 2016. The luxury hotel has an undersea restaurant, a champagne pavilion, and 90 upscale villas, including 60 Ocean Villas and 30 Beach Villas. The eco-friendly resort has a series of sustainable features including solar panels, a water bottling plant, hot water recovery and an in-house marine biologist.

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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort opens new spacious beach villas

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has unveiled its brand new beach villas, following a US 3.2 million refurbishment programme. The 34 new villas will have floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors that lead directly onto the white sand beach, new bathrooms with outdoor showers, skylights to provide natural lighting, and expanded bedrooms that can be made into two rooms when divided by a curtain.

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The Maldives celebrates arrival of one millionth visitor in 2016

The Maldives has celebrated the arrival of its one millionth visitor this year at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. Alefiya Merchant from India arrived to the Maldives on an Air India flight with her husband to celebrate their honeymoon last week, and they were welcomed by the high commissioner of India to the Maldives, tourism ministers, and other officials who gave them a commemorative plaque and a complimentary package for the Hurawalhi Resort.

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Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort Maldives to host World Travel Awards Final Ceremony in December

The Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort Maldives will host the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016, on 2nd December, 2016. The prestigious event will honour the best of the world’s travel, tourism and hospitality companies, following months of regional ceremonies that have taken place in destinations around the world. The luxury Maldives resort is also in the running for the World’s Leading Water Villa Resort award.

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The Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives of Park Hotel Group to mark debut in the Maldives in 2017 with new all-villa resort

The Park Hotel Group will enter the Maldives hotel market next year, after it signed an agreement with Chip Eng Seng Corporation for a new all-villa resort in the North Male Atoll. The Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives will open to guests in the second quarter of 2017 on a private island, and it will have 120 beach, overwater and overwater pool villas.

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Soneva Jani eco-resort to open in the Maldives in October

Soneva will be launching a new hotel in the Maldives in October, 2016, with the opening of Soneva Jani. Located on the island of Medhufaru in the Noonu Atoll, the resort will have 24 overwater villas and one island villa, and all accommodation will have private pools and guests will have direct access to the surrounding waters of the sparkling turquoise lagoon.

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New General Manager appointed for Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort

John Allanson has been appointed by the Outrigger Enterprises Group as the new General Manager of Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort. Allanson brings 30 years of experience in hotel and resort management to the role, after working at various high end properties in the Maldives, the UK and Vietnam. The luxury resort is located on a private island in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, surrounded by the turquoise sea.

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Guests can lie under stars from their beds as new Soneva Jani Maldives debuts retractable roofs

Soneva's newest property in the Maldives will enable guests to lie under the stars in their beds with unique retractable roofs in the villas. Scheduled to open in November this year, the Soneva Jani resort sits on the island of Medhufaru and has 24 water villas and one island villa. The retractable roofs will be operated by pinion coupled-synchronized gear motors and will automatically close if it rains.

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New Hurawalhi Island Resort to open in Maldives with largest undersea glass restaurant

Featuring 90 luxury villas as well as a PADI dive centre and spa, the Hurawalhi Island Resort in the Maldives will begin welcoming visitors on 1st December. This new property will open its doors with an impressive asset that will wow travellers around the world: the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant. Set 5.8 metres below the surface of the Indian Ocean, this amazing dining venue will offer unique scenery and delicious cuisine.

Luxury Maldives resort Kanuhura reopening after revamp

Luxury Maldives resort Kanuhura will reopen on 1 December 2016 after an 18-month renovation project to update and expand the hotel. The five-star private island complex – run by Sun Resorts – now has 94 bohemian-style suites either right on the beach or on stilts above the sea.

Hurawalhi Island Resort in Maldives to open doors in December 2016

The Hurawalhi Island Resort in Maldives is scheduled to open to guests in December, 2016. The luxury hotel has an undersea restaurant, a champagne pavilion, and 90 upscale villas, including 60 Ocean Villas and 30 Beach Villas. The eco-friendly resort has a series of sustainable features including solar panels, a water bottling plant, hot water recovery and an in-house marine biologist.