St. Regis unveils first resort in Maldives

The resort St. Regis Maldives being developed in the island of Vommuli in Dhaalu atoll is set to be unveiled September 1.

The resort St. Regis Maldives being developed in the island of Vommuli in Dhaalu atoll is set to be unveiled September 1.

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort developed in the island of Vommuli in Dhaalu atoll was unveiled Tuesday.

It is the first property in the Maldives to be managed by St. Regis, the main luxury brand of Starwood Hotels and Resorts which has been merged with the world’s top luxury hotel chain, Mariott International of the United States. Prior to the merge, Starwood already operated two of its brands in the Maldives: a W Hotel in the island of Fesdhoo in Alif Alif atoll, and its flagship Sheraton brand in the former Full Moon resort.

A villa at St Regis Maldives in Dhaalu atoll Vommuli island.

A villa at St Regis Maldives in Dhaalu atoll Vommuli island.

The resort announced on its website a discount of 20 percent and free breakfast and double star points to its first guests to celebrate its opening.

According to the website, St. Regis is offering its villas at rates between USD 2,011 (MVR 31,009) to USD 3,211 (MVR 45,513) per night for the first six nights from November 8 onwards.

The luxury first-class resort in Vommuli features 77 villas. The water villas, designed by a Singapore firm, are in the shape of rays, while the resort’s signature bar and spa are designed in the basis of a whale shark and lobster respectively.

St. Regis Maldives is situated a 40-minute seaplane flight away from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. The resort boasts six restaurants offering cuisines and tastes from around the world, including an underground wine cellar restaurant.

The resort St. Regis Maldives being developed in the island of Vommuli in Dhaalu atoll is set to be unveiled September 1.

The resort St. Regis Maldives being developed in the island of Vommuli in Dhaalu atoll is set to be unveiled September 1.

One of the key features of the resort is the John Jacob Astor Estate, a villa named after the founder of the original St. Regis Hotel in New York, USA. Moreover, the resort also boasts the largest villas constructed in the Maldives. The three villas, measuring 1,540 square meters, have separate components including a 92 metre long pool, living room, master bedroom, kitchen, spa room, mini theatre and a fitness area.

The resort also offers its guests 24-hour butler services.

The St. Regis brand currently boasts 37 properties across the world.

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