Embracing Heritage and Harmony: Maldives Independence Day Celebrations at Marriott Bonvoy’s Portfolio of Resorts

PUBLISHED July 29, 2023 | updated July 29, 2023 01:00

The Maldives Independence Day was celebrated with great fervor and pride across Marriott Bonvoy's portfolio of resorts in the Maldives. As the nation commemorated its journey towards freedom and unity, associates and guests at the resorts came together to embrace the spirit of this beautiful nation with a range of delightful activities and events that reaffirmed the company’s commitment to honoring and preserving the cultural heritage of this enchanting destination. Guests and associates alike reveled in the jubilant atmosphere, making this commemoration a truly unforgettable experience.

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands in keeping with the essence of the celebration, invited talented Maldivian local artists to host a vibrant Cultural Fair. Throughout the day, guests had the opportunity to witness the skillful craftsmanship of Lacquer Artists, Kasabu Artists, Maldivian Palm Leaf Artists, and even partake in a Pottery Workshop, allowing them to experience the cultural treasures of the Maldives firsthand. The festivities continued at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, where guests indulged in a rejuvenating Maldivian Rejuvenation Scrub Workshop, immersing themselves in the traditional wellness practices of the region. Additionally, the resort hosted a Maldivian cooking class, allowing guests to learn the art of preparing authentic Maldivian delicacies, followed by a sumptuous Maldivian Night Buffet, brimming with flavors and aromas from the archipelago.

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort also paid homage to the Maldives Independence Day with a memorable flag-raising ceremony. The resort further commemorated the occasion with a special dinner at their Island Café, where guests and associates came together to savor the flavors of Maldivian cuisine and relish in the country's rich heritage.

JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa hosted a series of jubilant celebrations. The day commenced with a delightful cake cutting ceremony, symbolizing the sweetness of freedom and unity. As the national hymn resonated, a sense of patriotism filled the air, culminating in the grand unfurling of the flag, an emblem of the country's rich heritage. The festivities continued with a sumptuous special lunch, featuring a delectable array of Maldivian delicacies, showcasing the culinary diversity of the nation. Ahmed Adam, the Director of Human Resources at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, expressed heartfelt gratitude to all the associates who participated in making the celebration a resounding success. He emphasized that this special occasion served as a poignant reminder of the unity that stems from a shared identity and common values, fostering a sense of togetherness and pride.

At W Maldives, the Independence Day celebrations were a splendid affair, starting with a flag hoisting ceremony at the courtyard, where talents came together in unity. The day continued with a delightful cake cutting, followed by special breakfast and lunch, featuring delectable Maldivian feasts and desserts. As the sun set, all talents gathered at the Welcome area, donning special Independence Day T-shirts, capturing the moment in celebratory pictures to mark this joyous occasion. The festivities exemplified W Maldives' commitment to unity, culture, and creating unforgettable experiences for all.

At Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, the day was celebrated with a flag-hoisting ceremony, signifying the bright future of the Maldives, which lies in the capable hands of its youth. With the national flag soaring high, the team rejoiced in the diversity of the Maldivian culture and indulged in delectable local Maldivian snacks and a celebratory cake, reinforcing the pride and unity of the nation. 

Associates at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort also came together to commemorate this significant occasion. The gathering was filled with pride as they united in singing the national anthem. The highlight of the celebration was the symbolic cake cutting ceremony, adorned with the national flag, symbolizing deep-rooted patriotism. Following the ceremony, everyone indulged in a special feast, relishing delectable treats that showcased the rich and vibrant flavors of Maldivian culture.


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