Curio Collection by Hilton arrives in Southeast Asia with the opening of Saii Lagoon Maldives
Hilton announces the opening of SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, a tropical island retreat where groups of friends, couples and families can get together and enjoy the sun and sea in an environment with contemporary design, respectful of the environment. Nestled in the beautiful Emboodhoo lagoon, SAii Lagoon Maldives is part of CROSSROADS Maldives, the first integrated complex involving several Maldives islands.
The opening of SAii Lagoon Maldives marks the arrival of Curio Collection by Hitlon in Southeast Asia, the fifth property of the Hilton Group in Asia Pacific. With 198 accommodations, SAii Lagoon Maldives is the group’s third establishment in the Maldives, making it the largest international hotel operator based in the Maldives.
« For more than 20 years, through all the new concepts introduced by Hilton in the Maldives, we have designed experiences to make our customers dream, such as waking up above the Indian Ocean, or dining and sleeping under the crystal clear waters of the Maldives. After placing the Maldives on the international stage, we have helped to create employment opportunities for local communities and we continue to have a positive impact on their incomes and well-being, » said Alan Watts, President Asia Pacific of Hilton. « With the opening of SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, we continue to set new standards in the hotel industry through innovation. »
Located only 15 minutes by boat from Male International Airport, SAii Lagoon Maldives offers an incredible choice for anyone looking for a holiday on an island – for an exotic weekend or for long stays.
Martin van der Reijden, General Manager of the hotel and Vice President of Operations of CROSSROADS Maldives, comments, « We look forward to welcoming our first customers to SAii Lagoon Maldives. Our guests will be able to enjoy the beauty of the destination and enjoy a wide range of activities. The architecture is offbeat, the interior decoration is bold and the atmosphere is exhilarating. We want everyone who walks around the resort to feel the excitement and desire to explore. »
« The Maldives is a dream destination for many travellers around the world and we are delighted to introduce the spirit of discovery of Curio Collection, combined with the tropical charm of the destination, » said Mark Nogal, International Manager, Curio Collection by Hilton.
« SAii Lagoon Maldives is a uniquely decorated hotel with direct access to all CROSSROADS Maldives facilities. With Hilton’s experience of more than 100 years, we guarantee our guests unforgettable experiences in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. »
Each of the hotel’s rooms is decorated in a bright, contemporary and eclectic style, which recalls the maritime heritage of the archipelago. Natural textures, driftwood, and marine colours complete the decoration. Guests can opt for villas on stilts.
Innovation is also present in the heart of the hotel’s restaurants and bars. Miss Olive Oyl is a restaurant and bar by the pool, which offers Mediterranean flavours and seafood while Mr Tomyam offers Italian-Thai fusion dishes with open kitchen and an outdoor terrace. Bean/Co serves artisanal coffee and snacks including healthy options and ice cream.
Guests will also have access to Café del Mar, a beach restaurant renowned throughout the world for its rhythms from the Balearics, international parties and DJs, for the very first time in the Maldives.
The hotel’s overflow pool with ocean views and fitness centre allows guests to recharge their batteries in a heavenly environment.
The PADI certified Diving Center will organize regular excursions and private outings to discover the seabed. The Marine Discovery Centre will highlight all the conservation initiatives undertaken, including the Junior Coral Curator Program and the Clownfish Release Program.
The Maldives Discovery Centre will set up exhibitions on Maldives culture. Other facilities include Len Be Well Spa and Junior Beach Club and Camp.