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Hard Rock Hotel Opens in the Maldives
Male (Maldives) – September 11, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Hard Rock International and S Hotels & Resorts introduced memorable music-inspired stays to the Maldives for the first time on 1st September 2019, when Hard Rock Hotel Maldives officially opened.
Nestled within the exquisite Emboodhoo Lagoon, just 15 minutes by boat from Malé International Airport, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives forms part of CROSSROADS Maldives, the country’s first and only integrated resort. Whether you are traveling with your family seeking a hassle-free holiday, with a group of friends in search of an upbeat break, or with your other half who want to vacation in style, this vivacious beachfront hotel offers plenty of opportunities to stay and play.
“Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is an upbeat international resort that amplifies its spectacular surroundings. We’ll turn up the volume with spacious rooms, suites, villas – including overwater options – plus thrilling amenities and music memorabilia, all surrounded by crystal clear seas, pristine beaches, and stunning scenery. We look forward to welcoming guests and offering everything you could possibly want for a tropical island holiday,” said Tolga Unan, General Manager, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives.
As the first Maldivian outpost of the world-famous hotel brand, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives features a full range of signature experiences and facilities for all ages, including a Hard Rock Cafe®, Body Rock® fitness centre, Rock Spa®, Rock Shop®, Hard Rock Roxity Kids Clubᵀᴹ and Teen Spirit® Club, the dedicated hangouts for 3-17 year-olds.
Dynamic contemporary dining experiences await guests at Sessions
The 178 spacious rooms include family suites, beach villas, overwater villas, and overwater pool villas, presenting options for every occasion. The two-bedroom Silver Family Suite allows parents and kids to stay together with bunk beds and direct beach access, while the 460-square-meter Rock Star Villa features spacious outdoor living areas, an infinity pool, a tuk-tuk bar on the terrace, panoramic ocean views and even a private boat jetty – great for mini-groups of thrill-seeking friends. Hard Rock’s signature The Sound of Your Stay program allows guests to curate their own holiday soundtrack using in-room Crosley turntables, playlists and even the chance to borrow a Fender® guitar.
Dining at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is an eclectic experience; at Sessions, diners are treated to a world of contemporary flavors with indoor and outdoor seating, while The Elephant and The Butterfly present Latin American-inspired cuisine in an idyllic oceanfront setting. Additionally, the Hard Rock Cafe® at CROSSROADS Maldives brings the iconic dining and entertainment concept to the Maldives, offering mouth-watering all-American cuisine, live music, events, music memorabilia, and a Rock Shop®.
Youngsters can hang out in the Hard Rock Roxity Kids Clubᵀᴹ and Teen Spirit® Club, with an “All Access Pass” revealing a full schedule of fun activities, and private music lessons allowing children to unleash their inner guitar heroes. Parents can energize their stays at the Body Rock® fitness center, with the latest equipment and invigorating sessions such as martial arts and circus skills, while Rock Om® program brings forth the serenity and spirituality of yoga, accompanied by the healing power of music.
Alternatively, Rock Spa® provides a wide range of therapies, featuring Rhythm and Motion® – the world’s first fully immersive music-centric spa menu utilizing amplified vibrations, pressures and patterns, as the foundation of its treatments.
Inspired by local Maldivian culture, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives infuses contemporary design features with tropical architecture throughout the property, alongside regionally-inspired, authentic music memorabilia, including items from regional sensations Chun Xiao and Khun Asanee Chotikul, as well as international superstars like Shakira and Justin Timberlake.
“We’re excited to showcase the property’s unique experience and signature brand amenities to locals and visitors from around the world,” said Dale Hips, senior vice president of Hard Rock Hotels. “Hard Rock Hotel Maldives offers the beauty and serenity of the destination perfectly paired with the lifestyle and energy that only the Hard Rock brand can deliver.”
Over at The Marina @ CROSSROADS, the vibrant lifestyle district and heart of CROSSROADS Maldives, the PADI-certified Watersports & Dive Centre provides regular excursions and private tours into the underwater world. The Marine Discovery Centre teaches guests about the resort’s conservation activities, including a Junior Coral Curator program and a clownfish release initiative, while the Maldives Discovery Centre showcases the culture of this captivating country. The CROSSROADS Event Hall is a state-of-the-art facility for over 400 delegates, allowing guests at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives to host functions of all sizes, from conventions to exclusive strategy sessions.
Hard Rock Hotel Maldives will become the brand’s first Maldivian outpost and joins other locations across the Asia Pacific, including China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.
About Hard Rock
With venues in 75 countries, including 188 Hard Rock Cafes, 241 Rock Shops®, 30 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s most valuable collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise available in global Rock Shops and online at shop.hardrock.com. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands including Hard Rock Live performance venues. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes known for its award-winning Legendary ® Steak Burgers in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney, and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. Another exciting Hotel & Casino location includes Atlantic City. Hard Rock Hotels are located in vibrant city and resort destinations such as Bali, Cancun, Daytona Beach, Desaru Coast, Ibiza, London, Los Cabos, Orlando, and Shenzhen. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Kathmandu, Nepal, Gran Canaria, Spain, New Castle, United Kingdom, Asuncion, Paraguay, and Chandigarh, India. New Hard Rock Hotel, Casino or Hotel & Casino projects include Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, Dublin, Madrid, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Sacramento, Dalian and Haikou in China. In 2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. In 2019, Hard Rock International was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s America’s Best Large Employers, Forbes Magazine’s Top Employers for Women and No. 1 in J.D. Power’s 2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains.
About CROSSROADS Maldives
Crafted from tales of the past, designed to inspire the present, CROSSROADS Maldives is the next chapter in the story of one of the world’s most amazing destinations. The archipelago’s only “one-stop, non-stop” lifestyle destination invites adventurous travellers from the four corners of the globe to cross paths and explore a treasure trove of iconic oceanfront resorts, upscale lifestyle outlets and endless entertainment offerings, as well as the stunning natural, cultural and nautical attractions that have lured maritime travellers to the Maldives for centuries. CROSSROADS Maldives is where cultures meet.
About S Hotels & Resorts
S Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Singha Estate Public Company Limited, is a new era Thai-inspired personalized hospitality company that caters to upscale travelers with an independent spirit. The group offers guests a portfolio of 39 properties in 5 countries with a total of 4,647 keys and provides guests with the opportunity to experience the best destinations from a unique perspective while enjoying world-class facilities and tailored services. S Hotels & Resorts’ properties are located in attractive, unspoiled locales to provide an exclusive playground built around nature, culture, wellness, and adventure, with luxurious amenities and fine cuisine. Each property boasts its own distinctive, destination sensitive designs and unique signatures while also providing consistency thanks to a well-defined brand philosophy and a service culture that focuses on exceptional guest experiences backed up by Thai-inspired hospitality and global quality standards.