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Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Reopening on 1st August 2020

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Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has been scheduled to reopen on 1st August 2020 with covid19 preventive measures.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has been scheduled to reopen on 1st August 2020. The luxury resort recently celebrated its one-year anniversary on 1st July. Waldorf Astoria Maldives has revealed COVID-19 preventive measures prior to the opening of the resort.

During the pre-arrival process, guests will be requested to provide the resort with a scanned copy of their passports in order avoid having to request for the physical copy on site. Guest will be provided with a QR code to access the resort map instead of a physical copy. The resort has added an extra measure of assurance by placing a room seal on villa doors after cleaning to indicate to guests that their villas have not been accessed since being thoroughly cleaned. Click here to view more details on the measures the resort is undertaking.

The safety and security of our guests and team members are our highest priority and Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi remains committed to providing a safe and hospitable environment for all who enter our island. In alignment with this commitment, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is rolling out Hilton CleanStay, created in collaboration with Lysol and Dettol maker RB and Mayo Clinic, to deliver an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection in Hilton properties across the world.”

In a statement by Waldorf Astoria Maldives

The luxury resort offers a sophisticated and serene retreat just 30 minutes from Velana International Airport via the resort’s private yacht. Boasting 119 luxuriously appointed villas, each Villa is equipped with a pool and uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean in its own private enclave. Each reef, beach and overwater villa open onto an indoor and outdoor deck featuring a swinging daybed, dining gazebo, an infinity pool, in-water lounge and an outdoor shower.

In line with Waldorf Astoria’s legacy of culinary expertise, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi encompasses 11 exceptional, specialty-dining venues. Each venue delivers distinctive, immersive dining experiences – the variety of which is a first in the Maldives. Guests can enjoy an elevated treetop-dining concept at ‘Terra’, featuring spectacular views of the ocean and horizon, as well as exquisite food and wine pairings in a tranquil setting seemingly chiseled out of the face of a boulder at ‘The Rock’.

‘Yasmeen’ boasts authentic Middle Eastern flatbreads and mezzes, impeccably prepared crispy Peking duck fresh out of the first wood-fired oven in the Maldives. Embracing the garden-to-table concept, ‘Glow’ serves healthy and holistic cuisine made from the freshest ingredients harvested from the resort’s herb garden.

Feature image by Waldorf Astoria Maldives

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