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LUX North Male Atoll Resort in Maldives to open in April 2018

LUX* Resorts and Hotels has announced it will open the stunning LUX* North Male Atoll Resort in 2018. The island resort will have 67 oversized penthouse residences, each with a 120-square-metre reef terrace that sits five metres above the turquoise lagoon. Facilities at the resort will include LUX* Me Spa, a kids club, a rooftop bar, a cinema and two gourmet restaurants.

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Accor Hotels to manage three luxury resorts in Maldives

Accor Hotels has announced it will add three new hotels in the Maldives to its global collection. The French hotel group has revealed it will launch the Mercure Maldives Kooddoo and the Pullman Maamutta Maldives. Accor celebrated the opening of the Dhevanafushi Maldives Luxury Resort on the idyllic private island of Meradhoo last month, marking the group’s debut in the Maldives.

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Maldives reveals plans for airport expansion and new island bridge

The Maldives has unveiled plans for a new bridge between the island housing its international airport and its capital city Male, that will be completed in mid-2018. The archipelago is also expanding its airport and will open a new runway for jumbo jets next year, followed by a new passenger terminal in 2019/20.

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Maldives set for flurry of hotel openings in 2018

Work is currently underway on a collection of new resorts and hotels that will open in the Maldives throughout 2018 and early 2019. Following a push to improve hotel capacity, the Indian Ocean archipelago will play host to more than 10 new hotels, with international brands Movenpick, Lux Resorts and Waldorf Astoria all planning openings.

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Conrad Maldives opens first all-glass undersea restaurant in Maldives

The world's first all-glass underwater restaurant has opened at Conrad Maldives Hotel on Rangali Island. Located 16 feet beneath the surface of the ocean, the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant sits in the middle of the Indian Ocean, and diners will be able to enjoy views of the crystal-clear turquoise water and its spectacular coral reef and marine species while they dine.

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Experience luxury in the Maldives for free

The Maldives is an idyllic location in the Indian Ocean, but one that many travellers dismiss as beyond their budget. It is true that many of the resorts in the Maldives are tailored to luxury travellers, but with some careful planning, a stay in the Maldives can be booked using credit card and hotel loyalty points, possibly making a dream vacation there completely free.

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Address Madivaru Maldives Resort and Spa to open in Maldives in 2020

The Dubai-based Emaar Hospitality Group has revealed that it will debut its Address brand in the Maldives, after signing a hotel management agreement to operate the Address Madivaru Maldives Resort and Spa. The luxury beachfront resort will be located on a private island in the Ari Atoll in the Indian Ocean, and it will have 80 beach and overwater villas.

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Maldives tourist board launches visitor video competition

Visit Maldives has launched a competition inviting travellers to submit videos of their adventures in the country. Entries are open until 12 October 2017 for films showcasing popular local activities such as scuba diving and island safaris, with the winner set to receive more than £4,000 in prize money.

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Phase One of Emboodhoo Lagoon project in Maldives launched with official ceremony

The Minister of Tourism in the Maldives, Mr Moosa Zameer, has announced the start of construction of the multi-million-dollar Emboodhoo Lagoon project in the South Male Atoll. Speaking at the launch ceremony of Phase One of the tourism and leisure resort which will span nine islands, Mr Zameer said that it is the biggest project of its kind in the Maldives.

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Eco-friendly Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa resort appoints new general manager

A new General Manager has been appointed at Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa. Pravin Kumar has taken over the role from the previous General Manager, Marian Silvestri, after he was promoted from his former role as Director of Operations at the hotel. Mr Kumar has worked in various global luxury hotels in destinations including India, Dubai, and Mauritius.

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LUX North Male Atoll Resort in Maldives to open in April 2018

LUX* Resorts and Hotels has announced it will open the stunning LUX* North Male Atoll Resort in 2018. The island resort will have 67 oversized penthouse residences, each with a 120-square-metre reef terrace that sits five metres above the turquoise lagoon. Facilities at the resort will include LUX* Me Spa, a kids club, a rooftop bar, a cinema and two gourmet restaurants.

Accor Hotels to manage three luxury resorts in Maldives

Accor Hotels has announced it will add three new hotels in the Maldives to its global collection. The French hotel group has revealed it will launch the Mercure Maldives Kooddoo and the Pullman Maamutta Maldives. Accor celebrated the opening of the Dhevanafushi Maldives Luxury Resort on the idyllic private island of Meradhoo last month, marking the group’s debut in the Maldives.

Maldives reveals plans for airport expansion and new island bridge

The Maldives has unveiled plans for a new bridge between the island housing its international airport and its capital city Male, that will be completed in mid-2018. The archipelago is also expanding its airport and will open a new runway for jumbo jets next year, followed by a new passenger terminal in 2019/20.