Marriott to enter the Maldives with 100-villa Renaissance Resort
Daily news, 30 Nov 2007: HONG KONG – The first Marriott International-branded resort in the Maldives will open in 2009 under a management agreement with ADK Travels Private Ltd.
The five-star, 100-villa Renaissance Maldives Gaakoshibee Resort & Spa on Gaakoshibee island in the Shaviyani Atoll, will be located about a 55-minute flight by seaplane from the capital, Male.
The property will offer a mix of beach and over-water villas. Beach villas will have a private garden, indoor/outdoor bathroom, an outdoor shower, oversized bathtub and direct access to the beach. Over-water villas will have bathrooms, a daybed on a large private sundeck and will provide direct access to the lagoon. All villas will have their own private plunge pool.
The resort will have five food and beverage outlets. Recreational amenities will include an over-water Spa with eight treatment rooms, four of which will be over water, and a beauty/barber shop, a health and fitness center, a discovery center, a library, an Olympic-sized lap pool, a lagoon pool and a kid´s pool, a water sports center, a diving center, a kids´ club and a games room/recreation pavilion.