Hard Rock International, globally recognized as a world-class entertainment and lifestyle brand, has announced plans to expand its portfolio with Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and Hard Rock Café Maldives. The two are scheduled to be opened in October 2018, as part of the Emboodhoo Lagoon project – the country’s first multi-island integrated resort project.

Hard Rock International will work in collaboration with Singha Estate Public Company Limited, a leading Thailand-based development company, to provide travellers with the ultimate, family-friendly Maldivian experience. The property will be located within one of the Maldives’ largest lagoons, Emboodhoo Falhu, a 20-minute speedboat ride from the airport.

The Emboodhoo Lagoon project is a multi-island integrated leisure and recreation destination resort concept, designed to significantly expand the Maldives’ appeal as a multifaceted tourism destination. The first phase of development consists of a US$311.5 million investment that is expected to stimulate tourism, offering vacationers a rich combination of world-class offerings such as hotels, entertainment, retail and fine dining.

“Known for its vibrant culture, top-of-the-line luxury and some of the most breath-taking white-sand beaches in the world, Maldives is truly a slice of paradise and one of the world’s most desirable destinations,” says Todd Hricko, senior vice president, head of global hotel development for Hard Rock International.

“Traditionally regarded as being a popular honeymoon destination, we at Hard Rock are excited to work with the Singha Estate team to captivate multi-generational traveller’s, showcasing that the destination can cater to more than just newlyweds.”

Hard Rock Hotel Maldives will be one of three resorts included in the development, boasting 178 expansive guestrooms, family suites, beach villas and one and two-bedroom overwater villas.

Commenting on the project, Thiti Thongbenjamas, chief investment officer Maldives project, Singha Estate Public Company Limited says: “This is the perfect complement to our integrated leisure and recreation experiences with Hard Rock Hotels and Hard Rock Cafes as part of The Emboodhoo Lagoon project.”

Inspired by local Maldivian culture, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives will infuse contemporary design features with tropical architecture throughout the property, alongside regionally-inspired, authentic music memorabilia, according to Hard Rock International.

The hotel will provide guests with exclusive brand offerings and amenities, including The Sound of Your Stay® music programme, offering complimentary use of Fender guitars and Crosley record players for in-room jam sessions, as well as a renowned full-service Rock Spa®, a Rock Shop® selling all brand merchandise, Roxity Kids Club® and Teen Spirit® Club. Guests can also treat their taste buds to delectable on-site food and beverage options, ranging from a Pool Bar and all-day dining, to a Beach Grill restaurant and in-villa dine experience, according to the brand.

Just steps from the hotel, guests will enjoy authentic American cuisine amidst the ultimate rock atmosphere at Hard Rock Café Maldives. With direct boat transportation from Velana International Airport and situated within the Emboodhoo Lagoon development, Hard Rock Café Maldives will provide approximately 185 seats both indoors and outdoors while offering diners exclusive beach access, taking dining with a view to a whole new level.

Through music appreciation and an imaginative environment, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos delivers products for the varied aspects of life – work, play and personal sanctuary. With venues in 74 countries, including 179 cafes, 24 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. To learn more about Hard Rock Hotels, please visit hardrockhotels.com.