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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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Siyam World Hosts Summer Football Camp With Spanish Goalkeeper Star Player José Manuel Pepe Reina Páez

Get ready to kick it up a notch as Siyam World Maldives gears up for an epic summer football camp. This camp is hosted by none other than Spanish football sensation, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez. Guests can join in on the fun from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Building on its tradition of hosting world-class football camps and following the success of its spring series featuring international legends and star players, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Pepe Reina is set to bring his A-game to Siyam World for an unforgettable football experience. The trill can be experienced at its premier sports complex and full-size soccer pitch – The World Sports Arena. The three-day summer football camp in June runs from 16:30 – 18:00 hrs. This camp also offers participants the chance to receive personalized coaching from the star goalkeeper himself. Along with a series of skill-building drills, friendly matches, and fun football-related activities, this camp is designed to inspire and excite football enthusiasts of all ages. Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 12 will seize the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game. This includes everything from tactics to technical skills. This unique experience promises to enhance their abilities and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez is a Spanish professional footballer renowned for his exceptional skills as a goalkeeper. He is also known for his dedication to nurturing young talent. With a career spanning La Liga and beyond, Pepe Reina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the game.

Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

Legendary Line-Ups at Siyam World

But that’s not all! Siyam World is no stranger to hosting football legends and star players. Earlier this year, the resort scored big with a legendary line-up featuring Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.  These stars led unforgettable spring football camps. Guests had the chance to hone their skills on our impressive sports complex and soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. With this, guests were able to soak up world-class coaching and immersive experiences as well. 

Furthermore, Siyam World has also had the pleasure of hosting several other football legends and star players recently. This includes players such as EstebanCuchu” Cambiasso, Carlos Puyol, Marco Materazzi, and Robert Pirès. Joining them were players like Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Nicola Ventola, Bobo Vieri, and Jay Jay Okocha.

Now, it’s time to keep the momentum going with “Pepe Reina” leading the charge. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with one of football’s greatest. And now, you can do that at one of the most beautiful locations in the world!

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