(01 Sep 2021) Marriott has expanded its portfolio of Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts to one of the world’s favourite honeymoon destinations, Maldives!
The 141-villa Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa is located in the Lhaviyani Atoll on Thilamaafushi, an island enveloped by a shimmering lagoon and coral reefs bursting with vibrant marine life, including pods of Manta Rays and turtles.
“We are thrilled to introduce the iconic Le Meridien brand to the Maldives, strengthening our presence in this captivating destination,” Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific (excluding China), Marriott International. “The opening of Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa marks the second Marriott International property that opened in the Maldives this summer and the seventh brand entry in the destination. We look forward to expanding our portfolio further in the Maldives in order to offer distinctive and personalized experiences for travelers.”
The resort offers guests a selection of one, two and three-bedroom villas, two infinity pools, a spa, six restaurants and bars, an ocean facing fitness studio and yoga pavilion, an interactive creative arts studio, and a kids club.
The Marine Hub at the resort offers a range of conservation programmes including mangrove and seagrass protection and turtle identification and snorkelling with the marine biologist, with the opportunity for guests to name a turtle for themselves. Curious guests can discover an aquatic playground at the resort’s house reef that features four dive sites and a thila (sea mountain), all brimming with green and hawksbills turtles, various stingrays, shoals of colourful fish and many more unique reef dwellers waiting to be discovered.
Guests can also embark on farther afield marine expeditions to some of the Atoll’s 50 dive and thila sites that the atoll is renowned for. Waiting to be explored is the resort’s private island Bodu Finolhu, complete with tropical greenery and 360-degree beach.
“We look forward to welcoming guests to unlock the sights, sounds and aromas of the destination, showcasing matchless hospitality and enriching experiences that bring to life the Maldives through Le Meridien’s distinct European-lens,” said Nilesh Singh, General Manager, Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa. “Along with Le Meridien’s focus on timeless midcentury design and signature brand programmes, guests are invited to savour the moment and delight in the discovery of everything the resort has to offer.”
The resort is a 35-minute seaplane journey north of Velana (MLE) International Airport, Malé.