News for the Hospitality Executive
The Beach House in the Maldives, Asia Pacific to
Join the Prestigious
Waldorf Astoria Collection
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF, 27 April 2009 – Hilton Hotels Corporation today announced its first Waldorf Astoria Collection property in Asia Pacific – The Beach House. Located at the northern tip of the Maldives, The Beach House is scheduled to join the Waldorf Astoria Collection on 1 November, 2009.
Owned by the Maldivian company, Sun Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd, The Beach House has been in operation as a luxurious and private resort for the past year, during which time it has won several accolades, including being featured on the Condé Nast Traveler Hot List, as well as named one of the World’s Best New Hotels by the Daily Telegraph UK.
The Waldorf Astoria Collection is a distinctive selection of some of the most extraordinary hotels in the world. Each hotel celebrates its own individual character, timeless architecture and special history, while forming part of this prestigious global collection. The Beach House will join other worldrenowned hotels and resorts in The Waldorf Astoria Collection, such as the Trianon Palace
Versailles in France, the Rome Cavalieri in Italy, the Qasr Al Sharq in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in the United States.
Martin Rinck, President – Asia Pacific, Hilton Hotels Corporation, commented, “The Maldives is wellknown as one of the most desirable archipelagoes in the world and the success of our Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is testament to both the allure of this location and the uniqueness of the resort. In addition to welcoming The Beach House to the Waldorf Astoria Collection, we are
delighted to have also signed an agreement with Sun Hotels & Resorts to manage a Hilton property in the Maldives, which will already open in July this year.”
The Beach House, The Waldorf Astoria Collection, is located on the pristine, lagoon-ringed Haa Alifu Atoll which is fringed by powder-white beaches and complemented with an unspoilt jungle-filled interior. The 35-acre resort comprises 83 Maldivian-style villas, three restaurants, four bars and a luxurious spa. Each villa comes complete with a private pool and butler.
Guests can choose to indulge in a romantic over-water Asian fusion meal at Saffron, enjoy succulent seafood and steaks from the central open kitchen at Medium Rare or dine at Four Corners on cuisine from around the world. In addition, there are options aplenty to watch the famous Maldivian sunsets from the resort’s spectacular bars.
Shui, an exquisite spa nestled among virgin forest and streams, offers traditional health and wellness treatments.
Paul Brown, President, Global Brands and Commercial Services, Hilton Hotels Corporation, said: “We are delighted to welcome The Beach House to the Waldorf Astoria Collection furthering its unique signature experiences around the world. The Waldorf Astoria Collection brings authentic, luxurious experiences to travelers, providing the ultimate opportunity for discovery amongst the
natural beauty of this destination”.
Hilton Hotels Corporation is developing Waldorf Astoria Collection hotels in key cities around the world and over the next few years and expects to launch The Dakota Mountain Lodge, Park City, Utah, The Waldorf Astoria Collection (Spring 2009), Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, Florida, The Waldorf Astoria Collection (Spring 2009), The Roosevelt, New Orleans, Louisiana, The Waldorf Astoria Collection (June 2009) and The Palace Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, The Waldorf Astoria
Collection ‐ (December 2010).
The Beach House will become part of the wider Hilton Family of Hotels, including the Worldwide Reservations Network and the Global Distribution System, making it easier for guests to access reservations information. Each property in the Hilton Family will also participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates.
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