The newest addition to the Maldives’ luxury resort destination, Grand Park Kodhupparu, is now officially open. The 120 luxury villa hotel with world-class facilities was officially declared open at a function hosted by Park Hotel Group and Chip Eng Seng Group.

The event featured a line-up of traditional Maldivian performances and exciting entertainment, where the new property was declared open with the official sounding of the ‘gong’ that symbolises new beginnings and ushering in of good luck. “We are proud to officially launch Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives – the Group’s first luxury resort and hospitality project in this region,” said Allen Law, Chief Executive Officer of Park Hotel Group.

“Managing a ‘one-island-one-resort’ destination in the Indian Ocean has its logistical and operational complexities different from a city hotel and the support that we have had received from the Maldivian authorities, our suppliers and of course, Chip Eng Seng, our trusted partner has been immensely valuable.” The function also saw fire dance performances from Sri Lanka and the release of Chinese sky lanterns.

“With the resort’s close proximity from the airport, choice of six stunning villa categories – each featuring breath-taking views of the horizon along with a wide-ranging facilities as well as world-class experiences, we are confident that Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives is well positioned to provide a memorable stay for the increasing number of travellers seeking an exclusive and tranquil sanctuary in this part of the world,” added Law.

Official function held to mark grand opening of Grand Park Kodhipparu

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives is located on the North Malé Atoll and a mere 20 minutes by speedboat from Velana International Airport. Designed by world-renowned hospitality firm, Hirsch Bedner Associates, this luxurious one-island-one-resort destination provides guests with a sense of place through thoughtful design and local craftsmanship.

The collection of 120 idyllic villas featuring the ocean and lagoon water villas and ocean and lagoon pool water villas that provide direct access to the crystal-clear waters whilst beautiful beach pool villas look out over white, powdery sands. For the ultimate luxury, its Grand Residences are uniquely designed with two bedrooms and bathrooms, an exclusive living space and large private pool.

When it comes to culinary experiences, Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives serves up three spectacular destination-dining options catered to different appetites. Located at the edge of the island with unblocked views of the ocean, The Edge is an all-day dining restaurant that offers the best of international and Asian cuisine.

FireDOOR is one of the few restaurants in the Maldives that offers contemporary fine-dining cuisine prepared by a culinary team trained in Michelin star restaurants using an impressive Josper grill and sous vide cooking. Positioned as a venue for special celebrations, the resort’s speciality restaurant presents an array of exquisite dishes accompanied with artful plating amidst an elegant atmosphere.

Breeze Poolside Dining & Bar, home to the resort’s infinity pool dishes up light bites with contemporary Asian and Mediterranean influences as well as well-loved comfort food like burgers, pizzas and pasta. An intimate wine cellar and lounge is located in the bar and features an impressive 135 handpicked labels from around the world. Monthly private wine pairing dinners and wine tasting sessions with international sommeliers are also some of the activities that guests can partake in amongst a curated list of unique dining experiences.

For guests who wish to lounge and unwind, the resort boasts a 42-metre long infinity pool, one of the largest in the Maldives with limitless views of the Indian Ocean. Beyond this, the resort also features a fully-equipped PADI dive centre, recreation beach club, kids club, gymnasium, yoga facilities and a world-class spa in partnership with Comfort Zone. For more information about the resort, please visit parkhotelgroup.com/en/maldives.