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Lily's Commitment To Their Guest Through the Pandemic

Lily hotels resort , an Arial view of the resort with shades of blue ocean and over water villas.
Lily Hotels have offered a lot of flexibility in terms of cancellations to help their guests. Most of them chose to postpone.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19, cancellation of bookings has been noticed in many airlines and hotels all around the world. As a commitment to guests, LILY hotels has offered more flexibility in cancellation and date change for their guests. LILY hotels in a press said that they believe it is a difficult time for any guests to commit dates to travel and to book but confirm travel dates during a later stage. It was noticed by many hotels including Lily that many of their guests chose to postpone their stay for a later date.

At the end of March, Maldives closed its border for incoming tourists. Airlines have followed and cancelled many of their flights to bring tourists back to country. As a result, Lily beach resort & spa had 22 guests since mid march. The 22 guests are pampered from morning to night by 200 employees on the island.

Many Maldivian employees were able to return to their islands to join their families, but as far as expats are concerned, they have the same problem as our guests; just no flights. Because there has been no new guests or staff to foot step on the island for more than 2 months, and of course no suspicious cases in our resort, we do not feel the constraints that families around the world have in terms of social distancing and being locked down; we are locked down but on a beautiful island. “

In a press release by Lily Hotels

Resort management has taken part in some of the celebrations with guests, notably for the 13th birthday of one of the guest. Celebrations were held at a beach barbecue dinner and enjoyed with Bodu Beru dances and bond fire. Other guests bought presents for the lucky birthday boy and the resort upgraded the family to the Sunset Water Villa.

This peculiar situation has made us become even more flexible and creative because it is not so common to have guests in your resort for more than 2 months and somewhere, we need to entertain them more than what we would normally do when they are here for one or two weeks. They are concerned about the situation back at home, and it is also our responsibility to try to make them “forget”, even if it is only for one evening, what the world is going through.

In a press release by Lily Hotels

While most of the resorts have commenced with new safety standards, Lily hotels also reassured the importance of safety and security of their guests. The resort has implemented new standards to ensure guests travel safety and provide maximum flexibility as the situation of Covid-19 continues to evolve.

In consultation with Ministry of Health and local public health authorities, Lily Hotels further increased the frequency of cleaning public areas (including lobbies, door handles, public bathrooms, FO, Resto, Recreation areas etc.) and have continued the use of hospital-grade disinfectants and increased the deployment of antibacterial hand sanitisers. The resort has also informed in continuing to adjust food and beverage service in accordance with the current food and safety recommendations.

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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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