Award-winning hotel reflects on a momentous first year
The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, which opened in October 2018, is thrilled to reflect on a memorable first year while looking ahead to exciting, new initiatives for 2020 and beyond. The much-anticipated Westin debut in the Maldives didn’t disappoint. A sensational ‘Ocean Escape’ themed launch event in November 2018 saw the Natural History Museum in London converted in a spectacular Maldivian island for 200 guests. This launch event set the tone for a remarkable first year in which the hotel has garnered not just one, but three prestigious awards. Furthermore, The Westin Maldives has also been recognised as being a leading guest satisfaction performer with Marriott Bonvoy.
With sustainability at the heart of its design and ethos, the award-wining hotel was created on 14 acres of previously undeveloped land which have been transformed into an understated yet luxurious resort comprising 70 villas and suites. Every step of the process has had sustainability and protection of the habitat as a key pillar.
Brendan Corcoran, General Manager at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort comments: “The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort is a resort of incomparable beauty, as well as outstanding wellness, accommodation and gourmet offerings. We are delighted to be celebrating our one-year anniversary having made such an impression on our guests and the industry as a whole. It is a great honour to have been acknowledged so highly with three recent awards and we are relishing the challenge of going above and beyond expectations. Our focus now is how we can elevate our experiences for our guests and make their stay even more memorable. We look forward to another successful year ahead.”
In the last few months alone, The Westin Maldives has received the following accolades:
July 2019 – World Travel Awards: Indian Ocean’s Leading New Resort 2019
August 2019 – Travel & Leisure (India and South Asia): 20 Best Spas in Global Spa List
September 2019 – Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Readers’ Travel Awards: Runner Up Best Hotel in Asia
The Westin Maldives will continue to provide its guests and visitors with an unmatched luxury experience by investing its time and efforts in exceptional cuisine, spa initiatives, kids’ offerings and unique guest experiences.
The Westin Maldives has recently launched a host of exciting workshops as part of its Kids programme encouraging its younger guests to ‘Sea Clearly’. An exciting new range of activities, it will aim to educate and empower children about the environment and demonstrate how we can all do our bit to help save the planet and the ocean.
The resort’s wellness focus is changing each month in 2019 and 2020 with specialist practitioners visiting the resort, resonating the Westin brand’s Six Pillars of Well-Being: Feel Well, Work Well, Move Well, Eat Well, Sleep Well and Play Well. During the months of October and December, wellness practitioners Barton McGuckin and then Elizabeth Cocoann will be visiting The Westin Maldives. From an abundance of deep individual healing practices to nutrition consultations and life coaching, the practitioners have been individually hand picked and tie in with the other incredible wellness offerings at the resort. These include the luxurious Heavenly Spa by Westin™, fresh and healthy cuisine and a state-of-the-art gym.
The hotel will also continue to deliver exquisite culinary experiences to match the needs of all customers. The resort perfectly embodies the Westin brand’s wellness philosophy “Empowering a Better You™”, and the four sensational dining outlets are no exception. A range of cooking classes are on offer including pastry-making, sushi and Maldivian cooking classes. The resort offers an array of curated dining experiences including floating breakfasts, destination dining on the beach, seafood wet markets. In addition, exclusively over the dates 21st-31st October 2019, Hawker restaurant will be hosting ‘Streets of Silom’ festival, celebrating the very best of Bangkok’s cuisine.
Surrounding the anniversary, the resort will be running various anniversary special offers including; the Ultimate Romance package, Ultimate Wellness package, Dinner on Us package and the Holistic Wellnesspackage with visiting practitioner Elizabeth Cocoann to help guests find their inner balance.
Situated on a beautiful coral island in the Baa Atoll, a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort offers a tranquil escape with uninterrupted ocean and pristine turquoise lagoon views. Each villa is shaped with an eco-friendly double roofing to create the perfect natural ventilation. Outdoor rainforest showers are a distinctive feature. Poised over the sea on stilts and with an area of almost 200 square meters each, the overwater suites are among the largest a resort has to offer in the Baa Atoll region.
Nightly rates at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort start from £608/800 USD for two people on a B&B basis. For more information or to book visit westin.com/maldivesmiriandhoo.
Rates for the Holistic Wellness Package start at £628/773 USD per night based on two guests sharing a double room. Includes Healthy breakfast for 2 guests as Island Kitchen and a daily spa treatment at The Westin Heavenly Spa.