Westin Hotels & Resorts debuts in Maldives

Westin Hotels & Resorts’ first hotel in the Maldives opened in October.

Developed by Asia Capital PLC, Sri Lanka and Belluna Co. Ltd, Japan, the Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort heralds the Westin brand’s wellness positioning in the Maldivian oasis.

“We are thrilled to introduce the Westin brand to the Maldives, strengthening our presence in Asia Pacific,” said Mike Fulkerson, vice president of brand and marketing at Marriott International Asia Pacific.

Situated on a coral island in the Baa Atoll, a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site, the resort features 70 villas and suites, 41 on land and 29 overwater. Led by award-winning Milan-based architects PEIA Associati, the resort’s design takes inspiration from the ocean. An aerial view reveals an outline in the shape of a fish, while the arrival jetty is structured to resemble clamshells and the oceans’ waves.

“We look forward to welcoming our guests to discover the charm of the Maldives, while at the same time enjoy the unparalleled level of service,” said General Manager Brendan Corcoran.

Westin Hotels & Resorts, a leader in wellness and hospitality for more than a decade, has more than 200 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories. It is owned by Marriott International.

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