St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), will open The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort from 1 November of this year, offering barefoot luxury to guests from the Arabian Gulf.
The Maldives is a globally-renowned holiday destination, and the Arabian Gulf has proven to be a key source market for the country, with a total of 41,976 tourist from the Middle East visiting in 2015 – Saudi Arabia sent 15,749 visitors to the Maldives in 2015, while 7,322 visitors were from UAE and 4,492 visitors were from Kuwait, according to government tourism statistics.
“The Maldives is a high demand destination for the Middle East, with more than six flights arriving daily to the Maldives from the Arabian Gulf,” said Mark O’Sullivan, General Manager of The St. Regis Maldives. “With the St. Regis Maldives, we have a created a discreet escape that provides the perfect combination of privacy and luxury for these Gulf-based guests.”
Barefoot Luxury Redefined
Set to redefine ‘Barefoot Luxury’, The St. Regis Maldives offers a personal e-butler service prior to arrival and luxury airport transfer for the 45 minutes from Malé International Airport.
Uniquely, The St. Regis Maldives is home to the John Jacob Astor Estate, the largest three-bedroom overwater villa in the Maldives, with a total size of 1,540 square meters that features a two-storey main villa and two connecting lagoon villas, perfect for large Middle East families who travel with their support staff.
The captivating address also holds one of the largest integrated recreational areas in the country, Vommuli House. With activities for all age groups and interests, Vommuli House features a well—equipped Children’s Club, Socialite Club for Teenagers, Exercise Room, Anti-Gravity Yoga Studio, Outdoor Tennis Court and Hair & Beauty Salon, The Library, while an Observatory Tower features The St. Regis Boutique. The resort also holds The Vommuli Dive and Water Sports Center where marine enthusiasts can explore the private island and enjoy endless ocean excursions in the translucent water.
World-class dining complements the alluring destination with six distinct dining venues offering freshly-caught seafood, and the unique tastes of the Indian Ocean. Indulge in the noteworthy dining experience at the pop-out restaurant, Cargo, an old shipping crate in the middle of the forest serving global street food and at the signature overwater bar, The Whale Bar, serving tapas with stunning views of a dramatic sunset. From casual pizza at Crust, a modern Italian cuisine at Alba, vintage select wine, and food pairing at Decanter or Asian-themed food and drink at Orientale, guest can savor a variety of sophisticated cuisines.
The Iridium Spa and Exercise Room provide opportunities for complete well-being and renewal. The discreet spa features two Ayurveda couple spa suites, four couple spa suites and the Blue Hole pool, the only a heated seawater hydro jet pool in the Maldives. The experience is enriched with bespoke consultation with highly qualified doctors specialized in Ayurveda, Acupuncture, and an Anti-gravity Yoga Instructor.
As part of the St. Regis famed brand hallmarks of family traditions, The St. Regis Maldives pays attention to the finest detail extends to the youngest ones in the family, offering a range of amenities from child-sized robes and slippers and a step stool just for the little ones, to engaging activities. While the signature St. Regis Butlers provides 24-hour anticipatory service, customizing each guest’s stay to their specific needs, tastes, and preferences, upholding the brand’s legacy.
Where Luxury Meets the Perfection of Nature
Whether for a romantic tropical escape or a truly unforgettable family experience, discover a rarified setting where lush jungle meets peaceful lagoon. The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort stretches over nine hectares on the Vommuli Island of Dhaalu Atoll- one of the most unspoiled Atolls of Maldives and is surrounded by pristine landscapes, thick tropical vegetation, a fine white-sand beach, a brackish lagoon, and the glistening turquoise Indian Ocean.
Unlike any other Maldivian resort, guests are transported into a newfound paradise with each of its 33 on-land villas and 44 overwater villas featuring private pools and personal St. Regis Butler service.
A large ‘House Reef’ surrounds the island, which is defined by several distinct ecological zones: lagoon, beach, coastal, and jungle. All of the resort’s accommodation and recreation activities are divided according to these zones, with each offering unique activities.
About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at 35 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service. Starwood’s ultra-luxury brand is set to expand its legacy to 50 hotels by 2020.