Emaar Hospitality Group has announced its expansion to South Asia with a hotel management contract to operate Address Madivaru Maldives Resort + Spa. Dubai-based Emaar Hospitality Group is the hospitality & leisure business of Emaar Properties PJSC. Address Madivaru Maldives Resort + Spa is a picturesque beachfront resort set on a private island, only 20-minutes by seaplane from Velana International Airport.

The expansion to the Indian Ocean archipelago underlines the international growth plans of Emaar Hospitality Group, which now has 29 upcoming hotel projects in the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, and now, Maldives. The Group currently has 11 operational hotels and three serviced residences in Dubai, its home-market, according to a statement by Emaar Hospitality Group.

Scheduled to be operational in 2020, Address Madivaru Maldives Resort + Spa will be the first-of-its-kind island hotel project by Address Hotels + Resorts, the premium lifestyle hotel and serviced residences brand of Emaar Hospitality Group. A part of the 2.42 sq. km Ethere Madivaru Private Island, owned by Adam Abdul Gafoor, Chairman of Finolhu Investment Pvt Ltd, Address Madivaru Maldives Resort + Spa spans a total area of 75,000 sq. m, with its design and contours defined by the vast coastline.

“We are delighted to welcome Emaar Hospitality Group’s Address brand to Maldives to manage our exceptional property that will complement our nation’s focus on tourism growth. Maldives has been the cornerstone of Indian Ocean tourism, and the government has announced visionary initiatives to drive the role of the private sector, including the long-term lease of islands for resort development,” says Adam Abdul Gafoor.

“Address Hotels + Resorts bring a unique brand of hospitality that will appeal to the international holidaymakers in Maldives. With a strong intake of Middle East visitors, Address Madivaru Maldives Resort + Spa will appeal to visitors and investors from the region for holiday-homes and luxury stays in our country.”

Billed to be a spectacular vacation destination, the hotel project includes 80 beach and overwater villas including selected units for sale, says Emaar Hospitality Group.

“One of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, Maldives is an ideal fit to our expansion plans to take our proven competencies in hospitality to newer geographies. It is our privilege to have been chosen by Finolhu Investment to manage this iconic property in the Indian Ocean,” says Olivier Harnisch, Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Hospitality Group.

“We will work closely in the design and development of the hotel project, with a focus on maximising its oceanfront location. Address Madivaru Maldives Resort + Spa will not only enhance our reputation as a global hospitality provider but also add value to the local economy through its role in promoting premium tourism and holiday home investments.”

Among the stand-out features of Address Madivaru Maldives Resort + Spa include a dedicated Spa Island and Water Sports Island offering diving, surfing and a host of leisure pursuits, as well as water villas and presidential suites that redefine the standards of ultra-luxury hospitality. Amenities such as floating restaurants and lounges, over-water fitness facilities, swimming pools, and children’s play areas are all thoughtfully designed to maximise the oceanfront location, says Emaar Hospitality Group.

Address Madivaru Maldives Resort + Spa is the 21st hotel project under Address Hotels + Resorts, which has brought a fresh identity to the global hospitality and service sector. The properties offer a more personal and engaging experience to guests in a premium lifestyle environment, enriching the lives of its guests with luxury, style and elegance.  The upcoming international projects under the brand are Jabal Omar Address Makkah in Saudi Arabia; Address Marassi Golf Resort + Spa and Address Marassi Beach Resort in Egypt; Address Istanbul and Address Residences Emaar Square Istanbul in Turkey; and Address Marassi Al Bahrain.

Marking its tenth year of operation, Emaar Hospitality Group has redefined the hospitality sector of Dubai and is fast expanding its footprint to international markets. For more information about Emaar Hospitality Group, please visit emaar.com.

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