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Alpha Dhabi Adds Cheval Blanc Randheli to its Portfolio

Alpha Dhabi's Cheval Blanc Randheli
Abu Dhabi’s Alpha Dhabi Holding acquired the LVMH-operated Cheval Blanc Randheli and Etihad International Hospitality from Murban.

Abu Dhabi’s Alpha Dhabi acquired the LVMH-operated Cheval Blanc Randheli from Murban. A subsidiary of IHC, Alpha Dhabi Holding also acquired a facility management company, Etihad International Hospitality from Murban.

The acquisition of these assets including Cheval Blanc Randheli brings the total value of assets acquired by Alpha Dhabi from Murban to AED 2.5 billion. Moreover, in a previous transaction, the holding company took over St Regis at Saadiyat, Al Wathba Luxury Collection Desert Resorts and the Le Noir Café brand from Murban.

According to a statement by the Managing Director of Alpha Dhabi, Hamad Al Ameri, these latest acquisitions further expands Alpha Dhabi’s strong hospitality development division. Alpha Dhabi Holding is one of the fastest-growing construction companies in the Middle East.

About Cheval Blanc Randheli

The ultra-luxe Maison offers a range of experiences to fit every mood and desire of travellers. The Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy’s second hotel venture hosts various water activities ranging from water skiing or windsurfing to Seabob, jet ski, or stand-up paddling. Likewise, guests can find a genuine marina with a fleet of traditional dhoni and expedition boats for private adventures throughout the Atoll.

Cheval Blanc Randheli offers private excursions, two tennis courts, and Bootcamps on neighbouring Island. In addition to that, The Concept Store at Cheval Blanc Randheli features a collection of tailor-made items and premier designer fashions and La Petite Boutique.

For a gastronomic journey and every craving, holidaymakers can pamper their taste buds in 5 restaurants and 4 bars at Randheli. The Maison boasts vibrant gastronomy fusing French tradition alongside exotic local flavours.

Cheval Blanc Randheli also offers a ‘Carte Blanche’ in-villa menu available 24/7. Hence, offering experiential dining and fresh dishes specially cooked by Maison’s chefs upon request. Moreover, The luxury suites at Cheval Blanc Randheli features a subtle blending of Maldivian influences and modern sensibility.

Feature image by Cheval Blanc Randheli
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An Invite to the Front Row: SO/ Maldives Grand Opening Party!

SO/Maldives proudly announces the grand opening party of its exquisite runway.

SO/ Maldives is set to host its grand opening on March 23, 2024. This much-anticipated event of the season is titled ‘An Invite to the Front Row’. The event promises a soirée of collaborative elegance for an unforgettable glamorous experience for its guests.

The Grand Opening Party – An Invite to the Front Row

The grand opening party is set to be a feast for your senses. The resort is bringing culinary delights, fashion-forward statements, avant-garde designs and artistic flair. With this, SO/ Maldives invites guests to take a seat in the front row and witness the convergence of global talent and Maldivian charm.

An invite to the Front Row encapsulates the essence of SO/Maldives- a convergence of global excellence set against the unparalleled beauty of our island. We extend an exclusive invitation to our guests to us on this extraordinary journey with incredible collaborations providing them a truly glamorous stay while embracing our DNA, says Jesper Soerensen – General Manager of SO/Maldives.

Experience one of the First-International Fashion Shows in the Maldives with Milin!

SO/ Maldives will unveil its inaugural fashion show, considered to be one of the first international fashion shows in the Maldives. As the island turns into an oceanfront runway, guests can witness the harmonious blend of haute couture and paradisical setting. The fashion show will showcase the swimwear collection debuted by the esteemed Thai fashion house, Milin.

Partnership with Riffath

SO/ Maldives is partnering with local talent Riffath. Riffath is a distinguished Maldivian High Fashion Brand, launching its exclusive SO/Maldives’ Flying Dress Edits. The resort is also teaming up with Timeless Maldives Photo Studio. The resort’s guests are empowered to unleash their inner models for a bespoke once-in-a-lifetime photo and drone shoot, adorned in a gown with an extended hem that gratefully dances in the wind.

Beach Takeover with Veuve Clicquot Champagne House

Veuve Cliquot Champagne House is taking over the beach at SO/ Maldives to bring an exquisite evening. The beach glam-up is done with the Lazuli Beach Club Bar for a memorable night that redefined elegance and indulgence!

Culinary Delights with Chef Dharshan Munidasa

Chef Dharshan Munidasa, a dual Sri Lankan – Japanese heritage chef hailed for his accolades commands the spotlight at SO/ Maldives. Chef Dharshan’s menu is set to redefine conventional boundaries. Guests are invited to enjoy the exquisite flavours at the Ministry of Crab, Nihonashi Blue, and Carne Diem Grill.

To add to this, Jenna Hemsworth, Australia’s most influential and award-winning female bartender also showcases her creativity. Jenna will be taking over the bar to craft expertly curated cocktails.

Musical Bliss with world-class DJs

Guests are welcome to enjoy a series of live performances from world-class musicians and DJs. Groove to the innovative beats of one of the leading Maldivin bands, YJ Hameed Music. The vibes are set to create a rhythm that resonates with the spirit of the island’s spirit. Lydia Sarunrat Deane, a Thai sensation will also be filling the air with enchanting melodies. End the night as DJ Karrouhat from Dubai takes everyone on an electrifying-after party journey.

The Grand Opening Party will be hosted by Matthew Deane, a well-known Thai-Australian singer, model, actor and television presenter.

Exclusive Wellness & Fitness Retreats

Embark on a transformative fitness journey with the introduction of a week-long detox and fun session by Jumping Fitness, an innovative fitness regimen that originated in the Czech Republic. In collaboration with London-based wellness partner salon C. Steller, renowned for its modern approach to wellness, the resort is set to launch new spa experiences that promise ultimate rejuvenation.

Earth Hour

SO/ Maldives invites guests to experience an eco-conscious revelry. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beauty of nature intertwines with the joy of celebration. Witness as the island runway dims, unveiling a beach bonfire beneath the starlit sky. Immense in the rhythmic beats of Maldivian Boduberu and the serene glow.

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