In a recent venture, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has purchased the Rangali Island Resort in the Maldives. This is an important investment for Outrigger to expand its presence in Asia. The company plans on offering more signature cultural experiences through this resort as well as creating new opportunities for guests to enjoy our unique island lifestyle that’s shaped by ancient traditions of hospitality.
Outrigger is an American hotel chain that offers accommodations in Hawaii, the Caribbean, and now the Maldives. The company has acquired a five-star resort on the island of Kudahuvadhoo to expand its signature cultural experiences in the Indian Ocean.
WHY IT RATES: Both long-time Outrigger guests and newcomers to the brand will enjoy the magnificent five-star Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort, which offers Outrigger’s Signature Experiences such as coral reef rehabilitation. — Associate Writer Lacey Pfalz
Outrigger Hospitality Group announced today that it has purchased the freshly refurbished five-star Maafushivaru Resort in the Maldives, increasing its worldwide portfolio with another another outstanding beach resort. The Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort will be called Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort and will be situated on a private island in the beautiful South Ari Atoll area, a 25-minute seaplane ride from Malé, providing easy access and stunning views for visiting guests. The resort has 81 premium villas in a variety of types, including beach, pool, and duplex rooms, as well as prized overwater bungalows.
“The Maldives are one of the few places on the planet that evokes such feelings of relaxation, elegance, and seclusion. Outrigger Hospitality Group president and CEO Jeff Wagoner remarked, “This resort is the ideal complement to our variety of worldwide coastal hotels.” “With global tourism on the upswing, we’re excited to welcome our international visitors to the Maldives and develop amazing Outrigger Signature Experiences that enable tourists to enjoy Maldivian culture in an iconic beachside environment.”
Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort Water Pool Villa. (photo via Outrigger Hotels & Resorts)
The Maldives, which are located in the vivid Indian Ocean, are considered by many to be the ideal luxury beach vacation. The Maafushivaru Resort, which is known for its unending vistas of white sand beaches and an infinite blue lagoon, has just undergone major remodeling and is set to become one of the Maldives’ most sought-after holiday spots. Outrigger will draw on the expertise of general manager John Allanson, who has worked for the company before and has over three decades of experience in the hotel industry. Allanson will lead the transfer of this property to The Outrigger Way concept in his new capacity. This mentality has helped the company to grow throughout the world without sacrificing its core ideals of caring for guests, hosts, and the environment.
“The Outrigger experience is built on respecting local host culture and cultivating a deep appreciation for the areas in which we operate,” Wagoner noted. “As Outrigger approaches its 75th anniversary this year, we’re excited to welcome this new premium property in the Maldives as part of our premier beach resort brand’s next chapter.”
Outrigger is known for its barefoot luxury, seamlessly integrating modern conveniences with a laid-back, happy mood. Guests at Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort can expect great cuisine, live music entertainment, and unique Signature Experiences in addition to luxurious rooms.
On the island, the private island resort offers seven restaurants, bars, and cafés that provide a diverse range of food and beverage options. Fresh-caught sushi and teppanyaki one day, steak and salad the next, the cuisine spans from Asian to Mediterranean. The Outrigger experience revolves on music – from the relaxing rhythms of a DJ at Water Bar to the beautiful sounds of a live band, the vibe on site is unrivaled.
Underwater dive expeditions with the local marine scientist to see manta rays at neighboring coral reefs and boat trips across the South Ari Atoll are among the Signature Experiences. Outrigger’s ZONE (OZONE), the brand’s environmental responsibility platform, connects engaging guest experiences with coral reef restoration to safeguard our seas and help them flourish for future generations. The resort spa is a sanctuary of wellness with specialized treatments and suites for couples for maximum relaxation. Vow renewals on the smooth white beaches are also available as a chance to appreciate new-found love or a revived passion in one of the world’s most romantic locales.
Visit Outrigger.com/Maafushivaru for additional information or to book a stay at Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort starting April 1, 2022. Room and half-board are included in a special “Book Early and Save” deal. Outrigger DISCOVERY, a newly upgraded reward program linked to Global Hotel Alliance, will soon be merged with the resort (GHA).
SOURCE: Outrigger Hotels & Resorts press release.
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