Rosewood plots Maldives debut for 2027

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has confirmed plans to open its first property in the Maldives in 2027.

Rosewood Ranfaru will be set across a chain of private islands in the South Malé Atoll, close to Velana International Airport in Malé. Guests will be able to access the resort via a 35-minute yacht ride or a ten-minute seaplane journey. 

The property will offer approximately 120 beachfront and overwater villas, ranging in size from one to five-bedrooms. All will feature private pools and a select number will be located on private islands. 

Facilities will include a Rosewood Explorer’s Club for children, several speciality restaurants, a beach club and an Asaya wellbeing space and fitness centre.

Rosewood Ranfaru will also offer "numerous" swimming pools for both adults and families, as well as paddle courts and an array of watersports.

A statement from the brand said the property, which is being developed by Qatar-based investment holding group Estithmar Holding, represents “the next generation of Maldives tourism”.

Rosewood president Radha Arora said: “Given [the Maldives’] well-earned reputation as a haven for discerning travellers, we are very excited to bring our own unique brand of Rosewood lifestyle and hospitality to this chain of islands. 

“We are confident that through our commitment to immersive amenities, world-class design, and high-touch service, Rosewood will be able to offer the next iteration of Maldivian paradise.”

Moutaz Al-Khayyat, chairman of Estithmar Holding, added: “We believe that the Maldives is an ideal location for investment and tourism, and it continues to attract visitors and investors from around the world with its friendly atmosphere and supportive government policies. 

“Our new resort development aligns perfectly with our company’s vision and growth plans, and we are excited about the prospect of expanding our portfolio of luxury travel destinations.”

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