Marriott’s flagship luxury brand, The Ritz-Carlton will debut in the Maldives in May 2021. The 100-villa ultra-luxury resort is one of the most anticipated upcoming properties in the Maldives. Thus, travelers are itching to find out what the world-class hospitality brand is bringing to the Maldives. Here’s what we know so far about The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands.
Located in Fari Islands – An elevated Maldives Resort Experience
Fari Islands presents three world-class hospitality brands to the Maldives. The three luxury hotels will be operated by Capella Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, and Patina Hotels & Resorts. In addition to that, Fari Islands also offers a picturesque Fari Marina, a vibrant Fari Beach Club, charming boutiques, and a selection of handpicked, upscale food and beverage options.
According to Pontiac Land, the developer of the Fari Islands, spaces at the integrated destination are masterfully designed by renowned architects from Studio Mk27 (by Marcio Kogan), Kengo Kuma & Associates, and Kerry Hill Architects. Hence, these spaces bring a delicate balance of serene and social.
Meanwhile, the thoughtfully crafted Fari Village presents a dedicated island for staff as well. This island focuses on community, education, and engagement. Likewise, the Fari Village will be a first-of-its-kind in the Maldives.
A unique Butler Concept ‘Aris Meeha’
Ritz-Carlton presented Aris Meeha, a butler concept inspired by the royal courts of the ancient Maldives. In Dhivehi language (the official language of the Maldives), Aris Meeha refers to a person who remains assigned to a royal member. So, they are one of the most important positions among the many titles and rankings in a Maldivian Royal household.
Similar to a modern-day butler, Aris Meeha fulfills every detail of the life of a royal. The person is considered to be the closest confidant much like a Gentleman’s gentleman or Lady in waiting or Gentlemen or Lady of the Chamber. Furthermore, The concept relates to the brand’s motto of ‘We are Ladies & Gentlemen serving Ladies & Gentlemen’.
The people remain the most valuable asset of the Ritz-Carlton brand. And the close connection of Aris Meeha to the local history and culture opens an exciting career path for passionate butlers to be part of a team that truly delivers a legendary service.
Environmental Ambassadors – Naturalists
The naturalists are a part of the distinguished team of Ladies & Gentlemen at Ritz-Carlton Maldives. Their Role is to ‘connect guests to nature’. Hence, the naturalists will lead a host of well-designed experiences tailored around special interests of the island including; discovery, sports & wellness, culture, and sustainability.
Additionally, the Naturalist who is the environmental ambassador is responsible for curating entertaining adventures for young travellers. Ritz-Carlton aims to create meaningful experiences for guests that leave long-lasting global footprints. After all, the brand genuinely believes that guest engagement plays a vital role to protect nature for a sustainable future.
Sangu Magazine and Sangu Stories
The ‘Sangu Magazine’ brings news about the island every month. The magazine is named after the Dhivehi word for conch shell (or triton). Traditionally in the Maldives, the sound of Sangu denoted a meeting or news. Thus, alerting and gathering people in islands. So, the magazine derives its name from the tradition to share the news.
Meanwhile, ‘Sangu Stories’ is a podcast designed to share the latest stories from the island to guests and followers worldwide. Mark Hehir, the general manager of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives; a seasoned Maldives expert with over 30 years of experience hosts the podcast.
Now Accepting Reservations for May 2021
Yes, you can actually reserve your stay at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives now. According to Ritz-Carlton’s website, the resort is a Category 8 Marriott Bonvoy property. Which also means, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives is on the highest awards tier. Go to https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/maldives-fari-islands for reservations.
Could The Ritz-Carlton Maldives be the pinnacle of luxury resorts in the Maldives? We know for sure the resort brings to life the best spirit of the Maldives. Besides that, the resort nestles within close proximity to Velana International Airport. This ensures accessibility to Fari Islands quick with either a 50-minute speedboat ride or a 10-minute seaplane journey.