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JW Marriott Resort to be Developed in South Malé Atoll

W Marriott Resort to be developed in South Malé Atoll
HIMA Holdings,has partnered with Sanken Group and Singapore-based SHH, to develop an 80 villa luxury resort under the JW Marriott Brand.


HIMA Holdings, a Maldivian-based real estate holding company, has partnered with Sri Lanka-based Sanken Group and Singapore-based Singapore Hospitality Holdings Pte Ltd (SHH), a subsidiary of Orca Holding, to develop an 80 villa luxury resort under the JW Marriott Brand.

The resort will be constructed in the Emboodhoo Lagoon, a prime location with only a 10-minute speed boat ride from Velana International Airport. This will be an attractive offering for travellers seeking a luxury product with proximity to the capital, Malé.

For nearly three decades, JW Marriott has evolved to own an enviable niche in the growing luxury tier within Marriott International, the strongest hospitality brand in the world.

The resilience shown by Maldives Tourism during these challenging times has given a lot of confidence for foreign investors like Mr. Laith Pharaon and Sanken to continue investing in the Maldives.

Mr. Mevan Gunatilleke, Deputy CEO of Sanken Group

Further, Mr. Gunatilleke appreciated Sri Lankan Banks, NTB (Nations Trust Bank) and DFCC, for strongly backing Sanken and promoting strategic investments in the Maldives.

Mr. Ahmed Hassan Maniku, Chairman of HIMA Holdings, who owns the neighbouring resort Taj Exotica, highlighted the location of the proposed resort as a key differentiator and the importance of collaboration with the correct partners to execute successful ventures.

Mr. Pharaon stated, “The Maldives continues to be a bright spot in the high-end hospitality space and we are honoured to be part of this tripartite joint venture with such experienced partners.”

Orca Holding’s current hospitality investments include the breath-taking Amari Havodda in the Maldives, as well as the soon to open Alila Maldives resort, to trailblazing projects with Soho House in Spain, and the Zetter hotel portfolio in the UK. Past hospitality investments include Six Senses in Asia, and Hyatt and Four Seasons branded projects in Latin America.

Sanken, the leading construction company in the region, with an active presence in Maldives since 1980s, has constructed several iconic developments in the Maldives, with Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands being the latest addition to the portfolio. The JW Marriott will be Sanken’s fourth investment in the Maldives since Amari Havodda in 2015.

Feature image by Momentum Maldives

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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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