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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives to Welcome Guests from 1st September 2020

Holiday inn kandooma maldives resort Ariel view of the island.
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is set to open the resort’s doors from 1st September 2020 with strict adherence to safety.

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is set to open the resort’s doors from 1st September 2020. The resort is opening with strict adherence to the public health and safety regulations of the Maldives Government.

Kandooma Maldives will adjust the resort’s service in restaurants and bars by developing contactless transactions and check-ins. According to the resort, some of the enhanced healthy and safety procedures at the property will include:

  • Domestic Transportation:Disinfection and decontamination procedures approved by the Maldives Health Protection Agency will be undertaken on speedboats after every passenger disembarkation with physical distancing on board all resort vessels during passenger transfers
  • Arrival: Reduced contact and physical interaction at check-in and check-out; touchless transactions; front-desk barriers; sanitizer stations; sanitized key cards
  • Villas: Verification of sanitization with items marked as cleaned / ready to use (e.g., glassware, remote controls); removal of in-room collateral or other high-touch items; upgraded laundry protocols
  • Restaurants & Bars: New standards and approaches to dine-in services, in-villa dining, and events
  • Public Spaces and Amenities: Visible and more frequent deep cleaning of high-touch surfaces; spacing / reduction of furniture for social distancing; best practices for pools, fitness centres, and lounges
  • Medical Assistance: Resident doctor certified on Covid-19 protocols of the Maldives Health Protection Agency available at the resort

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our team has remained committed to working with our local and trusted health and safety organisations in the Maldives to implement additional measures to ensure the wellbeing of our guests and colleagues. Building on this work, we will implement the IHG Clean Promise, where the rigorous cleaning procedures of our IHG Way of Clean programme has been expanded and developed with experts from Ecolab and Diversey – both world leaders in hygiene and cleaning technologies and services.

A statement issued by the resort

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives in South Male Atoll boasts 160 villas polished in four different styles. The villa categories include; beach and garden villas, beach houses, family villas and over-water villas. The 32-acre resort is accessible by a 40 minutes speedboat journey from the main Velana International Airport.

Feature image by Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma

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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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