Hilton set to open luxury island resort in the Maldives

Hilton’s luxury brand, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, will soon welcome guests to the heart of the South Malé Atoll with the opening of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi.

Set to debut on 1 July, the all-villa resort spans three private islands providing an escape for travellers, complete with a range of activities for guests.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi will offer a retreat 30-minutes from Malé International Airport via the resort’s private yacht.

The resort will have 122 luxury villas, each equipped with a pool and views of the Indian Ocean in its own private enclave. Each reef, beach and over-water villa will open onto an indoor and outdoor deck featuring a swinging daybed, dining gazebo, an infinity pool, in-water lounge and an outdoor shower.

“We are thrilled to bring this unforgettable property and best-in-class experience to the Maldives,” says Dino Michael, global head of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts.

“The resort’s inspirational environment, refined culinary offerings, and thoughtfully designed family options, combined with the brand’s unparalleled commitment to personal service, will give every guest the freedom to create memories that last a lifetime.”

“We are delighted to bring the illustrious brand heritage and the world-renowned True Waldorf Service to the Maldives,” said Etienne Dalançon, General Manager, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. “The resort will give guests the freedom to create memories that last a lifetime.”