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Soneva Gili resort in Maldives to be Rebranded as HPL Hotels & Resorts Takes Over Management

HPL Hotels and Resorts has announced that they have taken over the management of Soneva Gili, Maldives effective from 1st July, 2012. Guest reservations for Maldives holidays at the luxury resort in the North Male Atoll will remain unchanged and only minor enhancements will be carried out including rebranding the resort as the Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives.

Soneva Gili resort in Maldives to be Rebranded as HPL Hotels & Resorts Takes Over Management

HPL Hotels & Resorts (Hotel Properties Limited) has announced that it has taken over the management of The Soneva Gili, Maldives, effective from 1st July, 2012.

The luxury resort boasts private idyllic surroundings for travellers taking Maldives holidays and upscale accommodation comprising 45 spacious overwater villas on stilts.

The Singapore-based hotel group has assured tourists that it will be business as usual and only minor enhancements will be made to the resort including rebranding it as Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives.

"Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives will complement the current HPL portfolio of hotels," stated Stephen Lau, the Chairman of HPL Hotels & Resorts. "We intend to keep the spirit of the resort accordingly; guests booked after the change in management can be assured that the terms and conditions of their reservations will remain unchanged. And the Gili Lankanfushi team looks forward to welcoming them to our island paradise in the Maldives."

The newly re-named Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives is situated on the private Lankanfushi Island in the North Atoll just a short boat ride from the capital of Male. Situated in a lagoon surrounded by turquoise crystal clear waters, the eco-friendly resort is an upscale retreat for travellers taking holidays to the Maldives.

 Soneva Gili Resorts in Maldives
Image by: IDEE_PER_VIAGGIARE, on Flickr

Jetties stretch across the clear water to spacious luxury stilted villas that boast private rooftop and overwater sundecks, daybeds, open-air private bathrooms, and modern amenities including espresso Machines, mini bars, air conditioning, personal safes, satellite TV, and CD, DVD, hi-fi stereo systems. The interior of the luxury villas have been created using sustainable woods, and natural materials and fabrics.

"As an eco-sensitive resort, we are committed to the principles of environmental sustainability, which plays an important part in Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives corporate philosophy," explained lain McCormack, the General Manager of Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives. "We've tailored the operations of the resort around this philosophy."

"We have on staff a marine biologist, who is responsible for several ecological conservation programmes relating to the ocean. We also maintain our own organic herb and vegetable garden, which provides fresh and local ingredients used in the resort's kitchens. An active recycling program of using waste for building materials is practiced."

 Soneva Gili Resorts in Maldives
Image by: IDEE_PER_VIAGGIARE, on Flickr

During holidays in the Maldives, guests can enjoy a selection of activities such as yoga & tai chi sessions, Hobicat sailing, canoeing and windsurfing; dine in gourmet restaurants or relax with a cocktail in the overwater bar; or head to the glass floor-panelled spa treatment rooms and indulge in a rejuvenating treatment.

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