News for the Hospitality Executive
Hilton Hotels Signs Agreement with Sun Travels and Tours
Pvt. Ltd to Manage the
Iru Fushi Resort & Spa; The Maldives Resort Scheduled to Open as a
Hilton Worldwide Resort in July 2009
Beverly Hills, Calif., USA, 19 March 2009… Hilton Hotels Corporation has announced that its subsidiary has entered into an agreement with Sun Travels and Tours Pvt. Ltd, to manage the Hilton Maldives/Iru Fushi Resort & Spa. A conversion hotel project, the property currently known as the Irufushi Beach & Spa Resort is scheduled to open as a Hilton Worldwide Resort in July 2009.
Martin Rinck, President Hilton Hotels Corporation – Asia Pacific, commented, “The beauty of the Maldives, its pristine white beaches, turquoise waters and fascinating underwater world continues to entice yachting and diving enthusiasts, spa seekers and honeymooners looking for an island hideaway. This is one of the most exotic and idyllic island destinations in the world, and we are delighted to add the Hilton flag to the Conrad brand already present”.
Comprising 220 villas, the Hilton Maldives/Iru Fushi Resort & Spa
will sprawl over 52 acres of powdery white sands and abundant tropical
vegetation on Medhafushi which is nestled within the unspoilt Noonu Atoll.
Located approximately 60 kilometres north of Malé International
Airport, the resort is easily accessed by a 45-minute seaplane flight.
Sun Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd. has a portfolio of products including the highly successful Sun Travels & Tours, one of the most established and respected tour operators in the Maldives; and the Sun International Diving School, which was created for providing safe, professional, and exiting diving in one of the most sought after diving destinations in the world.
The company currently owns and operates over 500 beds in the Maldives and enjoys strong ties with the resort owners and tour operators worldwide. In addition to the Irufushi Beach and Spa Resort in Noonu Atoll, its collection of exclusive resorts include Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Resort in South Nilandhe Atoll; Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort in South Male Atoll; and The Beach House, a luxury resort in Manafaru. The company also owns a luxury cruiser Sunset Queen.
About Hilton Hotels Corporation
Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company,
with more than 3,200 hotels and 545,000 rooms in 77 countries, with more
than 135,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or
franchises some of the best known and highly regarded hotel brands including
Hilton®, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree®, Embassy
Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton
Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton®,
Home2 Suites by Hilton™, the Waldorf AstoriaTM, Waldorf Astoria Collection™
and Denizen™ Hotels.
Faith Thoms, Communications Director – Asia Pacific
|Also See:||Decision Made to Re-brand the Hilton Maldives Resort and Spa to the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Effective December 2007 / March 2007|