The opulent sun-seekers tropical destination of choice, the Maldives, is all set to receive yet another luxury option next year. SAii Lagoon Maldives will be the country’s first resort under Hilton’s Curio Collection, slated to open in 2019.
This original and inspiring new resort experience, located in the rather charming Emboodhoo Lagoon, is only 15 minutes from Velana International Airport by speedboat. The design and the creation of the resort comes from the imagination of world-renowned
architect, Bill Bensley, the go-to guy for luxurious, visionary design in Southeast Asia and a firm believer in building without destroying the environment.
The rooms at the resort have quite an earthy feel to it with its natural textures, yet, they are modern and vibrant with pops of interesting colour selections. All 198-key deluxe rooms, beach villas and overwater villas come with artisanal furnishings, as well as playful elements, like handcrafted puzzles and ‘creature comfort’ pillows. Each room features picturesque views of the Indian Ocean, free WiFi and HDTV for your dose of social media and entertainment, complimentary tea and coffee to give you the kick your need in the morning, a generously sized bathroom with a waterfall shower, and a furnished deck or balcony. The luxury beach villas offer more space and additional amenities, while the overwater villas have amazing panoramic views of the ocean, but If you’re feeling like a splurge, the two-bedroom overwater villa comes with its very own private pool.
If a unique social space is more your thing, check out The Hub, offering a great opportunity for you to kick back and get creative with things like a do-it-yourself SNAP snack box, or at the Aroma Lab. For the snack box, you get to pick your own treats from a complimentary collection of healthy, family-friendly refreshments. While the resort’s custom Aroma Lab will allow you to create your very own bathroom amenities – selecting a base product, such as shampoo, shower gel or body lotion, and pairing it with one of the Lab’s many custom-made scents.
On top of all of that, SAii Lagoon Maldives is determined to take you on a culinary adventure. Hang out at Miss Olive Oyl, the poolside Mediterranean seafood grill and bar, where you can sample tuna tapas, succulent grilled dishes and a variety of olive oils, all while enjoying panoramic ocean views. For an exciting meal, visit Mr Tomyam, the Thai fusion eatery with open kitchen and alfresco dining areas. When you need a boost, stop by bean/Co where you’ll find organic, fresh, premium coffees and teas, or find a gourmet breakfast at the globally-acclaimed beach club brand, Café del Mar, with its private beach access.
SAii Lagoon brings forth facilities and adventures designed for feat-seeking wanderers from around the globe with cutting-edge fitness equipment and wellness experiences, thrilling watersports, memorable diving and marine excursions as well as immersive cultural discoveries. But if you would like a change of pace, all you have to do is make your way across the short footbridge where you can check out Crossroads, the first and largest integrated tourist destination in the Maldives. Comprising of nine islands and eight hotels and resorts, Crossroads by Singha Estate is quite the project. Just a short walk away from SAii Lagoon Maldives, it will offer an extensive array of attractions for visitors, including a 30-berth marina, retail and dining outlets, Maldives Discovery Centre, a marine life protection centre, an event hall a junior beach club and a variety of entertainment and leisure options.
Curio Collection by Hilton is one of Hilton's 14 market-leading brands in 2019. It offers travelers unexpected and authentic experiences at more than 55 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts around the world. SAii Lagoon Maldives will be managed by S Hotels & Resorts under a franchise agreement between Hilton and Singha Estate Public Company Limited.
SAii Lagoon Maldives will be part of Hilton Honors, Hilton’s award-winning guest-loyalty program. Members who book directly will have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.