The Chedi Kudavillingili Resort to open in the Maldives

Singapore's GHM has announced plans to launch The Chedi Kudavillingili, its first resort in the Maldives.

According to Hotel News Resources, GHM will be opening its first resort in the Maldives later this year at Kudavillingili island located 25-minutes away from the country's main airport.

While the 99-villa property will feature 36 overwater villas, and a 150-metre-long central pool, it will have 63 island-based villas, a spa with eight overwater treatment rooms, a beach club and bar, an all-day dining restaurant and Hawkers Stalls featuring four live cooking stations.

GHM company revealed that The Chedi Kudavillingili is designed by a global team of design talents working closely with the GHM team. Maldivian architecture anchors the resort's overarching aesthetic appeal, with complementary interior design and landscaping from Singapore and a lighting scheme from the USA, HOtel News Resources reported.

In 2019, 20 new resorts were opened in the Maldives. While the total number of resorts in operation has reached 150, they provide over 50,000 tourist beds.