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Asia Pacific Property Awards Honours InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

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InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort won 'Best Hotel Architecture Maldives' at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2021.

Intercontinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort, a stunning resort designed and developed by Eco-id Architects Pte Ltd (Singapore), has been recognized as the 5-star winner for “Best Hotel Architecture Maldives” at the recently concluded Asia Pacific Property Awards 2021.

Opened in 2019, InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort located in the pristine Raa Atoll caters to visiting families, groups, couples or solo travellers with one-bedroom villas and two or three-bedroom residences all with spacious indoor and al fresco dining spaces opening up to a sweeping private terrace with private pool and direct access to the beach, lagoon or ocean.

The resort offers a unique accommodation concept as the Lagoon Pool Villas are all spread across both the ocean and beach.

This is the second achievement for the resort celebrating our architectural design as we secured the Bronze Award for “Best Hotel & Tourism Development 2020” at the MIPIM Asia Awards in December 2020.

A statement by InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort.

The Three-Bedroom Royal Beachfront Residence; a beachfront sanctuary encompassed by lush tropical greenery is ideal for multi-generational families or a group of friends travelling together. With direct beach access, ample indoor and outdoor living space, the Three Bedroom Royal Beachfront Residence is the epitome of tropical island living.

Modern nako louvres are used throughout the resort to seamless blend in with the tropical architecture with the use of logs as simple columns and mangrove sticks used for screens echo the projects simplicity and eco-friendly approach to the exterior aesthetics.

Drawing inspiration from “Musafir” – an Arabic word portraying the concept of wanderlust and the colourful lifestyle of a nomad, the interior design of the resort incorporates discreet, calming touches to complement contemporary Maldivian design evident across many of the resorts architectural features and unique pieces of art.

Thoughtfully placed in guest rooms and restaurants you will find vibrant colours woven into the finishings such as the Maldivian lacquer boxes, the bright colours and the bright tapestries adorning the walls.

The Asia Pacific Property Awards celebrates the highest levels of achievements by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry and is widely recognized as a renowned mark of excellence. In its 28th year, the Asia Pacific Property Awards are judged by an independent panel of over 80 industry experts. Judging focuses on design, quality, service, innovation, originality and commitment to sustainability.

The InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is an exclusive destination getaway offering a unique opportunity for those looking to unwind and reconnect in an enviable island setting where exclusive privileges go hand in hand with the personal touch of the signature service at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts’ first and only all-Club InterContinental resort.

Feature image by InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort
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Explore a Multitude of Football Camps at Siyam World This Year!

As part of its ongoing line-up of five-star experiences, Siyam World Maldives kicked off a series of unforgettable spring football camps. The resort will be featuring star players Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.

Siyam World Maldives encouraged guests to let their football skills blossom over a series of football camps. These camps will utilise the resort’s state-of-the-art sports complex and FIFA-sized soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. Participants enjoyed world-class coaching and immersive experiences designed to enhance their football techniques and passion for the sport.

Spanish Goal-keeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo

The action-packed schedule began with Spanish goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo. He graced the sandy shores from the 19th to the 23rd of March. Adrian is a key player for Liverpool FC and the Andalusia National team. During his time at the resort, he helped younger guests understand how to deal with pressure and develop key life skills. This also included developing a performance mindset.

Football Camp Experiences with Wayne Bridge

Next on the roster was Wayne Bridge who came to Siyam World from from 22nd to 31st March. He is a renowned English left-back, who returned to Siyam World for a second time already. With his infectious energy and wealth of experience from clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City, Wayne inspired guests to “tackle” challenges head-on and score big on and off the field.

Francesco Totti Lights up Siyam World Football Camp

Following Wayne’s lead was the legendary Francesco Totti, lighting up Siyam World for a second time as well. He visited from 28th March to 4th April. Totti is known for his flair and loyalty to AS Roma. He brought a touch of Italian passion to the Maldives, teaching participants the art of precision and creativity in football. 

Once described by Maradona as “the best player he has ever seen”, the gifted World Cup winner and legendarily loyal one-club player (AS Roma) will be on hand to help holidaymakers hone their football skills and play to their full potential.

Michael Owen Graces the Shores of Siyam World

Closing out the star-studded lineup was Michael Owen. He is the youngest-ever Ballon d’Or winner, who graced Siyam World from the 1st to the 5th of April. Michael Owen is joining as part of the recently announced partnership with Football Escapes. Michael’s lightning-fast moves and goal-scoring prowess electrified the pitch, inspiring a new generation of football stars. Throughout the action-packed week, participants savoured daily football sessions led by Owen, a team of UEFA-licensed coaches, and internet sensation Eman – popularly known as SV2 from his viral YouTube skills videos.

Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 15 seized the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game, from tactics to technical skills. To add to the holiday experience, families enjoyed a memorable parents’ match, providing moms and dads with a chance to showcase their skills on the pitch.

Collaboration with Football Escapes – Rip Ferdinand

Later this year, and in collaboration with Football Escapes, Rio Ferdinand will also be hosting a football camp from 28 October to 1 November. He is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time. Ferdinand is famous for being one of the world’s best defenders. He will be bringing the skills he learned whilst playing for West Ham, Manchester United and Leeds United plus the England national team. 

At Siyam World, we are undoubtedly a paradise for sports enthusiasts, offering exceptional facilities for both water and land sports. My passion for football, which began in childhood collection jerseys of football legends, is embodied in our FIFTA- regulation football field. We host many football aficionados, including owners of prized jerseys and past champions who still share a deep love for the game. Siyam World is where sportsmanship thrives, providing an unparalleled destination for active trave;ers, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

The incredible resort has had the pleasure of hosting several other esteemed football legends. Italian champion Nicola Ventola graced the resort in January. Additionally, Bobo Vieri and Marco Materazzi also showcased their skills on the pitch. Joining them were players like Juan Sebastián Verón, Esteban Cambiasso, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Carlos Puyol, and Jay Jay Okocha.

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