Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts will soon welcome guests to the heart of the South Malé Atoll with the opening of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. Set to debut on July 1, the all-villa resort spans across three islands.
The property is just 30 minutes from Malé International Airport via the resort’s private yacht, and offers 122 villas, each equipped with a pool and uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean. Each reef, beach and overwater villa will open onto an indoor and outdoor deck featuring a swinging daybed, dining gazebo, an infinity pool, in-water lounge and an outdoor shower.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi will offer 11 speciality-dining venues, including treetop-dining concept at Terra; Yasmeen which will serve Middle Eastern flatbreads and mezzes; and healthy concept Glow. The hotel will be announcing a partnership with a world-renowned chef and restaurant in the coming weeks.
The Ithaafushi Private Island features a two-bedroom overwater villa as well as a three-bedroom beach villa. The 32,000-square-foot island sanctuary – accessible by yacht – comes complete with a dedicated chef and personal concierge team, as well as its own spa, gym, five swimming pools, entertainment centre and beaches. Two Stella Maris Ocean Villas – accessible only by boat – will have floor-to-ceiling windows, chef service, a jacuzzi and direct ocean access.