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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts makes its Maldives debut


14 November 2018 - Mӧvenpick Hotels & Resorts, an upscale brand within the AccorHotels Group, has raised its first flag in the Maldives, opening the doors to Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives on a private island in the Noonu Atoll.

The resort, which is just 45 minutes by sea plane from the capital, Malé, features 105 villas and suites comprising 72 overwater pool villas, 30 beach pool suites and three beach spa pool residences, each with their own private plunge pool - perfect for adventure-seeking families and honeymooners looking for a romantic getaway. The resort will also be accessible by a 15-minute speedboat ride from the new airport on Maafaru island in Noonu atoll, which will in early 2019.

Showcasing the culinary expertise for which the Mӧvenpick brand is renowned, the property features four dining experiences including the market-style all-day diner, ONU Marché Restaurant and bar, with buffet and à la carte dishes made from locally-sourced produce; Mövenpick Coffee & Wine Lounge, serving a range of signature Mӧvenpick coffees, chocolates, ice-creams and wines; as well as the trendy pool-side restaurant Latitude 5.5, with breathtaking ocean views. Seafood lovers can relish the vast selection of fresh catches at the overwater Bodumas Seafood Restaurant, which overlooks the Indian Ocean and is the place to admire stunning sunsets. Mӧvenpick Chocolate Hour, a key brand signature, will also be staged in the resort lobby daily, offering guests the chance to taste complimentary chocolate, presented in novel ways.

“Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru is one of the few properties located in the Noonu Atoll house reef, home to some of the most beautiful diving spots in the Maldives and offering guests a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in this vibrant and unspoiled marine life,” said Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer, Upper Northeast & Southeast Asia and The Maldives for AccorHotels.

Ideal for guests with young children, the resort features a Mӧvenpick Little Birds Club, offering a range of signature activities for all the family, as well as babysitting services.The property also plays host to a range of exciting onsite facilities including a diving centre that organises snorkelling, house reef explorations and cruises; a tennis court; state-of-the-art gym; water sports centre; and the Sun Spa by Esthederm, which offers a wide range of signature facials and massage treatments to rejuvenate the soul and body.

Another stand-out feature is the exclusive beach pool spa residence with a spacious living area with resort views - the ideal venue for small weddings and private gatherings of up to 20 guests.

“As the first Mӧvenpick property in the Maldives, the brand has been able to take a unique approach to sustainable development through the resort’s built-in solar panels, in-house water production and plant desalination to minimise its ecological impact on the environment,” said General Manager Michael Melzer.

From November 1 until December 23, 2018, guests can book a room stay with breakfast for two starting from US$577 per night. For bookings of three nights or more, they receive a $100 resort credit, valid for food and beverage, spa treatments, water sports and diving, plus 20% off at the Diving and Water Sports Centre, with a free room upgrade subject to availability. For more information visit https://www.movenpick.com/kuredhivaru

Part of AccorHotels, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has more than 80 properties in 24 countries and is the most Green Globe certified hotel brand in the world. The opening of Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives adds to AccorHotels’ growing portfolio in The Maldives with Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort, Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, and the Raffles Maldives Meradhoo set to open in December this year.

About Mövenpick

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts makes moments by doing ordinary things in an extraordinary way. Providing an upscale, relaxed and uncomplicated guest experience, Mövenpick recognises that small gestures make a big difference. Whether it is chocolate hour every afternoon, customised sleep technology to ensure a restful night or specially created fun and healthy kids’ menus, Mövenpick creates a human and warm environment for guests, business partners and employees. Committed to sustainable practices and caring for its local communities, Mövenpick is the most Green Globe certified hotel brand in the world. Founded in Switzerland in 1973, but with a heritage of food and beverage excellence stretching back to the 1940s, Mövenpick holds a growing portfolio of more than 80 hotels in 24 countries. Mövenpick is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travellers to feel welcome at more than 4,600 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.
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Family Comes First. Essential Holiday Relaxation at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali



Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, November 2018… Having recently secured several prestigious awards and accolades, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali continues on a winning streak to remain at the very top of its game for 2018.

Right after the success of this year’s IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting, the resort was recognized in the Smart Travel Asia 2018 Best Travel Poll. In a survey conducted by this independent online magazine, the resort was ranked #9 in the “Best Conference Hotel” in Asia category.

Similarly, we were acknowledged by ATOR (Association Tour Operators of Russia) with an award identifying us as one of the Top 10 Hotels for the Best Holiday Destination in Bali during winter. Winners were selected by a team of travel experts.

For the third consecutive year, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali has maintained its lead position as Top 10 Best Family Resorts in Indonesia from Australia’s leading online and print magazine ‘Holidays with Kids’. This annual initiative is driven by a detailed survey that asks readers to evaluate family-friendly hotels based on real experiences. It explores aspects such as location, facilities, hospitality and overall value for money.

In the 2018 World Luxury Spa Awards, Heavenly Spa by Westin proudly came away with double honors. Our dedicated wellness facility was voted Luxury Romantic Destination Spa – Global Winner and was also honored to receive ‘Luxury Wellness Spa – Regional Winner’ to our growing list of accolades.

Last but not least, Prego at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali was triumphant in the 2018 World Luxury Restaurant Awards. Discerning voters placed our dynamic Italian eatery as a Global Winner in the Luxury Family Restaurant category.

“All of these awards reinforce the fact that we are have well and truly satisfied the needs of both business and leisure travelers. Our secured beachfront location, comprehensive meeting facilities and innovative approach to personal wellness are just some of the attributes that define us as an award-winning property,” commented Mr. Oriol Montal, General Manager of The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali.

For further information, visit the website www.westin.com/bali and follow the resort’s social media channel http://www.facebook.com/westinbali and www.instagram.com/westinbali


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About The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali enjoys a prime beachfront location within an exclusive enclave on the island’s southern shores. With 433 modern rooms, it is a place where guests can be at their best and experience total renewal. Exciting dining venues anticipate global tastes with delicious cuisines and healthy SuperFoodsRx options. There is a choice of swimming pools, award-winning Heavenly Spa by Westin™ for relaxation, WestinWORKOUT® to stay in shape and little ones get to play at the Westin Family Kids Club. The adjacent Bali International Convention Centre provides comprehensive meeting resources with space for up to 10,000 delegates. The resort caters to the needs of leisure and business travellers alike with exceptional services and facilities to match.


About Westin Hotels & ResortsWestin Hotels & Resorts, a leader in wellness and hospitality for more than a decade, empowers guests and associates to embrace well-being and be their best selves through the brand’s six pillars of Well-Being: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well, and Play Well. At more than 200 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, guests can experience offerings that include the iconic Heavenly Bed, RunWESTIN and Westin Gear Lending with New Balance, delicious and nutritious SuperFoodsRx™ and more. To learn more, visit www.westin.com. Stay connected to Westin: @westin on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Westin.
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