The second resort by Residence by Cenizaro has built a connective bridge between the upcoming resort, The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah and sister resort The Residence Maldives at Falhumaafushi.
Both Maldivian properties lie in the south of the archipelago, in Gaafu Alifu Atoll. Although on different islands when linked together, the resorts form one of the largest resort offerings in the Maldives.
Due to open in January 2019, The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah will bring The Residence by Cenizaro to five hotels and resorts. Its current portfolio comprises four luxurious hotels in Mauritius, Tunis, Zanzibar and the Maldives. Further expansion is planned over the next three years with; two hotels in Tunisia Douz and The Medina of Tunis and one in Bintan, Indonesia.
Like all Residence hotels, The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah will draw on the philosophy for which The Residence is renowned heartfelt hospitality, a sense of place, acute attention to detail and an individual personality. However, close to three times larger than the more intimate offering of The Residence at Falhumaafushi, Dhigurah is being created specifically with families in mind. The vast playground for younger guests will stretch across the resort giving plenty of space to explore and learn.
"With The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah, we are creating a new offering for our guests. The hotel will as always - be an authentic expression of The Residence philosophy; with its own story to tell and a combination of both Maldivian and global influences that will give it a unique sense of place," said Gary Xie, Director for Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts
"But, with The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah, we want to create a hotel that is both the perfect place to relax but is also the ideal spot for families to let loose and have fun. It is a really exciting time for The Residence by Cenizaro as we look to expand the portfolio and we are truly excited about this new opening."
There will be 173 expansive beach and water villas which will enjoy plenty of natural light and the use of warming rich and natural tones of stone and wood will create a luxurious but welcoming atmosphere. There will be a Spa by Clarins with individual thatched roofed spa pavilions and the piÃ¨ce de résistance Li Bai, a stunning Cantonese restaurant and sister to the renowned Li Bai at Sheraton Towers in Singapore.
The Residence Maldives at Dhigurahs location will also attract snorkelers and divers. The atoll escaped the effects of the 1988 El Nino when the warming of the seas damaged much of the coral elsewhere in the archipelago so the hotel is surrounded by dramatic reefs, more than 250 species of coral and 1,200 species of marine life. Spinner and bottlenose dolphins, green turtles, manta and eagle rays as well as the most unusual ribbon eels, leaf, frog and ghost pipefish have all been spotted in the area.
Cenizaro Hotel & Resorts, the hospitality arm of Bonvests Holdings Limited, is a leading international property and hospitality company with a portfolio of independent luxury hotel properties in some of the worlds most desirable locations. The Residence by Cenizaro resorts are located in Mauritius, Maldives, Tunis and Zanzibar. In addition, the group's hotel portfolio includes the Sheraton Towers Singapore and Four Points by Sheraton Perth.
While each establishment reflects a distinct individual personality and sense of place, every hotel in the family embodies the legendary hallmarks of excellence the world has come to know: attention to detail, and intuitive, personal and discreet customer service, inspired by a total commitment to delivering excellence and enriching experiences.
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