Snorkels at the ready – a pioneer of Maldivian magnificence, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has announced it will reopen to guests in February 2022 following an expansive multi-million dollar refurbishment
Designed to boost and elevate Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s signature hospitality with thoughtful experiences and refreshed interiors, the extensive makeover aims to resonate with both the new era of luxury travellers while providing the perfect setting for loyal guests to craft new memories.
Proudly the first international resort brand to arrive in the Maldives and soon to complete 25 years in time for the grand relaunch in 2022, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island was, and continues to be, a pioneer amongst Maldives’ 150 resorts. Renowned for delivering authentic barefoot luxury and leading the way as the ‘Island of Firsts,’ the twin-island property is home to the world’s first undersea restaurant Ithaa, the first underwater bedroom set within the two-level residence The MURAKA, and the first twin-island resort experience in the Maldives, amongst others.
For general manager Carla Puverel, the facelift is just the start of the resort’s brand new chapter as a leading property:
“We are delighted to announce the next chapter of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and look forward to taking guests through the evolution of this special resort with the launch of newly-designed water villas, refreshed restaurants, new experiences, brand-new Teens Club and various other exciting additions.
As the ‘Island of Firsts’ we pride ourselves on remaining innovative and offering a level of personalized service unique to our resort. The extensive renovations which began in 2019 demonstrates our commitment to investing in our guest experience which continues to build on our legacy,” she commented.
Marking the final chapter in the extensive multi-year renovation, 2022 will see significant enhancements across the resort including:
Dedicated to couples and honeymooners, water villas in Rangali Island will be transformed into luxurious havens of comfort and style. All villas will be fully revitalized to include stylish new interiors, combining integrated indoor-outdoor living spaces with an uninterrupted view of the Indian Ocean and direct access to a private sun deck. From spacious Sunrise and Sunset Water Villas measuring 86 square meters/925 square feet, oceanfront Premier Water Villas with Pool measuring 152 sq. m/1,636 sq. ft., to the ultimate overwater haven Two Bedroom Rangali Ocean Pavilion with Pool measuring 451sq. m/4,865 sq. ft, this adult-only island caters to the evolving needs of every traveller.
There’s plenty more to explore too – such as the renovation of Atoll Market, the popular all-day dining buffet restaurant featuring live cooking stations that gives the culinary world tour a fresh perspective from breakfast to creative evening cocktails. Guests can choose to dine indoors amidst the interactive show kitchens and powder sand floor or experience outdoor dining under the swaying palm trees and gentle breeze from this beachfront restaurant. A long-time favourite for loyal guests, Vilu Restaurant at Rangali Island, an open-air restaurant located on the edge of the lagoon will soon offer a newly enhanced space.
Divers and ocean lovers will enjoy an enhanced Dive Centre, relocated on the water’s edge to enhance guest experience and easier access to diving lessons and excursions. For those that can’t relax without squeezing a workout in, a brand new and fully equipped gym will be available at the adults-only island.
To invigorate the body, mind and soul, a revamped Overwater Spa also caters to all demands, from soulful meditation to absolute therapeutic pampering.
“Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is one of the key resorts in our luxury portfolio across Asia Pacific and a shining example of how we bring to life truly inspired experiences across Conrad Hotels & Resorts. The amount of investment, time and effort put into enhancing every part of the guest experience alone signifies a commitment by the team to deliver even more authentic and purposeful hospitality to travellers from all around the world.
We look forward with anticipation to the completion of the refurbishment and I am confident the resort will be top of mind for luxury travellers seeking to embark on a meaningful journey to create new travel memories in one of the most iconic destinations in the world when it unveils in 2022,” said Nils-Arne Schroeder, global brand head, Conrad Hotels & Resorts and vice president, Luxury & Lifestyle, Hilton, Asia-Pacific.
Reopening February 2022. Find out more via conradmaldives.com
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