Centara signs management agreement of Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa Maldives

Centara Hotels & Resorts, leading Thai hospitality group signed  a new hotel management agreement for its fourth beach resort under the Centara umbrella in the Maldives – Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa Maldives. The signing ceremony took place between Centara Hotels & Resorts and Muthaafushi Orient Investments Limited, and Well Land Investment PVT LTD.

Under the agreement, Centara Hotels & Resorts will manage and operate Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa Maldives, a new five-star resort in the South Western portion of Baa Atoll. It will comprise 24 land villas and 77 water villas with an array of international restaurants including an underwater restaurant, a floating cinema, a dedicated Thai spa, a fitness centre, and other facilities expected in a Centara Grand resort. The new resort is expected to have soft opening in the fourth quarter of 2018 and grand opening in 2019.

Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels and Resorts remarked: “We are delighted to be selected by Muthaafushi Orient Investments Limited to manage and operate their new five-star resort in the Maldives. We believe that Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa Maldives will fit well into our Centara Grand resort portfolio. This expansion of the business in the Maldives is in line with Centara’s growth strategy to strengthen our presence both in the South Asian region and internationally.”

Mohamed Hameed, Director of Muthaafushi Orient Investments Limited said: “It was an esteemed pleasure for Muthaafushi Orient Investments Limited to embark on this partnership with Centara Hotels & Resorts for the new Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa Maldives. It is a great opportunity for us to work with such an eminent hospitality brand of the Thai origin as Centara, who brings with it long legacy of success in operating both owned and managed properties in popular tourist destinations worldwide.”

Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa Maldives
Aerial, Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa Maldives

Executive Director Jin Zhai of China Orient Asset Management (International) Holding Limited, one of the investors for Muthaafushi Orient Investments Limited said: “We are pleased to be part of this new international collaboration between Centara Hotels & Resorts and Muthaafushi Orient Investments. We are very honoured to help make it possible for the investment of the new and exciting Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa Maldives.”

With a collaboration from Avista Asset Management Pte Ltd, Singapore a Real Estate Asset Management Company, Avista Asset Management has built an investment case and identify potential joint venture partners which lead to the teaming up of Muthaafushi Orient Investments Limited, China Orient Asset Management (International) Holding Limited and Centara Hotels & Resorts.

Avista Asset Management has been appointed as the development & asset manager of this project by Muthaafushi Orient Investments Limited. Avista Asset Management will continue to work closely with all the stakeholders and manage the development and asset management of Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa, Maldives.

Baa Atoll, also known as Southern Maalhosmadulu Atoll, is approximately 123 kilometres North West of Malé International Airport in the Maldives. Consisting of 75 islands dotted around three separate natural atolls, Baa Atoll is home to some of the richest biodiversity in the region, and as such has held the status of UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve since June 2011. The recognition was a significant achievement for the Maldives, placing it in the company of world famous ecological sites.

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives Takes Home The 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards For ‘Best Luxury Adult Beach Resort’

Centara Hotels and Resorts is proud to announce its recent success at this year’s World Luxury Hotel Awards, where Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives has received the award for best “Luxury Adult Beach Resort”.

“To make Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives live up to and exceed visitor’s expectations has meant a lot of work, so I’m exceptionally pleased that this year’s prestigious ‘World Luxury Hotel Awards’ committee has recognized the unique qualities of the resort,” said Ms. Prapaijit Thongma, CRF’s General Manager.

The awards, one of the travel and tourism industry’s most significant and upscale, celebrated its 10th-anniversary milestone in its history of recognizing the world’s finest luxury hotels for their magnificent offerings and exceptional service delivery. This year’s gala awards event was held at St. Regis Doha in Qatar, and was notable for the high quality achieved by the award nominees. The World Luxury Hotel Awards were presented to luxury hotels and resorts in over 60 categories on a country, regional, continent and global basis.

Winning this prestigious award is testament to the resort’s constant efforts to achieve superiority and excellence in services provided at Centara’s adult-focused, luxurious beach resort and spa. Distinctively appealing for couples and honeymooners, Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives offers a relaxing and inspiring all-inclusive holiday experience along with plenty of opportunities to indulge, play and rejuvenate with our fantastic array of drinking and dining options, endless list of activities, water sports and excursions, as well as sumptuous wellbeing haven – encompassing a carefree and ‘cash-free’ stay where everything is conveniently pre-paid.

Maldivian Underwater Playground

Dive into Crystal Clear Waters at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

All other diving experiences will pale in comparison to that of diving in the Maldives. ‘Dive’ is in the name for Maldives for a reason. The underwater playground is filled with adventure – tropical fish, coral and even a shipwreck just off the coast of Centara Grand Island Maldives can be explored.

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives focuses on reducing their impact on the environment in every part of their operations. As part of Centara’s core values, sustainable initiatives include the marine environment. Through Green Fins Project, the world’s first and only set of environmental standards for scuba diving and snorkeling centres, Centara Grand Island Maldives is able to better facilitate diving experiences for guests while protecting the precious marine life and ecosystem.

Centara Grand Island Maldives has additional innovative initiatives such as a reef growing programme, which was designed to rehabilitate parts of the reef that have stopped growing and promote the growth of new coral.

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Recently, Centara Grand Island Maldives and Best Dives Maldives Dive Centre were honored to be recognized as one of the Green Fins Top Ten Dive/Snorkel Centres, among other resorts from all over the world. This recognition further encourages the team at Centara Grand Island Maldives to continue to work hard to preserve the natural beauty that surrounds them.

The PADI certified Best Dives and Water Sport Centre at the resort provides services for everyone, a starter or a pro. Several other water sport activities such as catamaran, snorkeling and wind surfing lessons are available and are free-of-charge. Wake-boarding, kite surfing, banana boating and para-sailing are also offered.

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Family-friendly Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is located in the South Ari Atoll, about 25 minutes by seaplane from Male International Airport, or 15 minutes by speedboat from the domestic Maamigili Airport.
Surrounded by a glorious white sandy beach, it is the only resort in the Maldives designed in a colonial style, with whitewashed timber buildings and meandering boardwalks. Surrounded by palm-fringed beach and a shimmering lagoon allows for an escape on and off land. Just steps down from the terrace in a newly renovated Sunset Ocean Pool Villa, dive into the ocean or enjoy the 12-square-metre private plunge pool with views across the ocean. The Deluxe Family Water Villas offer an added level of comfort for families with a children’s sleeping area with bunk beds and entertainment equipment along with secured access to the terrace for safety of the little ones.

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

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