Accor Asia Pacific has announced that it will manage two new resorts being built in one of the most unspoilt areas of the Maldives. The 68-villa Mercure and 120-villa Pullman will open in 2016 and 2018 respectively. They will be located in the south of the Maldives in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll in the Indian Ocean.
Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort
The mid scale Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort will is targeted at providing a value accommodation option in the spectacular Maldives. The develpment will include 68 villas with 43 located over water and 25 scattered along the white sandy beach.
The resort will be built using local materials, bright colours and stylish furniture with the interiors designed to reflect the Maldivian culture and the spirit of travel. It will be the only Maldivian beach resort directly accessible by domestic plane, without the need of an additional speedboat journey. Facilities will include an all-day restaurant, lobby lounge, pool and pool bar, sunset bar, spa and gym as well as a range of watersports including a dive centre. The arrival of the Kooddoo Airport has opened up the beautiful south of the island nation, away from most of the resort developments further north of the archipelago.
Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort
The more upsscale Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort will include 120 villas. Opening in 2018, it will be a ‘one-island, one-resort development’ located 10 minutes by speedboat from the new airport on the Maamutaa Island.
The Pullman Maamutaa is designed to be one of the most modern resorts in the Maldives, offering guests five-star services and facilities including 80 overwater villas and 40 villas dotted around the pristine beach, two swimming pools, a lounge, an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a sunset bar perched over the lagoon, spa and fitness centre, organic gardens, tennis court, kids club, beach playground as well as a dive centre and watersports centre so that guests can make the most out of their stay in this spectacular location.