Intercontinental Hotels opens first resort in Maldives

Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts Group has opened their first resort in the Maldives.

The world renowned company opened their resort at R. Maamunagau on Sunday. The resort was inaugurated by the Tourism Minister Ali Waheed.

Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Ali Waheed said the tradition and the culture of the Maldives play an important part in tourism development. Minister noted that local artists were given the opportunity to perform at the ceremony, and thanked the management for the gesture. The Minister highlighted that while 56% of the resort staff were Maldivian, the resort was being managed with the involvement of Maldivians.

The Intercontinental Maldives Maamunagau boasts of 81 villas of different categories.

Located 35 minutes by the sea plane from the Valana International Airport (VIA), this resort is the only "All-Club InterContinental" brand resort. The "All-Club" brand offers special services to their guests, some of which are complimentary. The resort has infinity pools, large swimming pools and several restaurants.

Maamunagau island is surrounded by the largest lagoon in the Maldives. The management is preparing to conduct ocean researches at the resort.

Over 140 resorts are currently being developed in the Maldives. InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is the 6th resort to be opened this year.