has signed a joint venture agreement with Full Moon Private Limited to rebrand the Full Moon Resort to Sheraton Maldives Full Moon
Resort & Spa. Starwood is extensively refurbishing the 156-room resort, which is located on its own private island in the Republic of Maldives,
and targets to officially open the resort as a Sheraton on 1 December
The addition of Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa heralds the aggressive growth of the brand’s portfolio of world-class resorts in
desirable destinations across the globe. Sheraton currently offers more than 16 resorts in Asia Pacific, in locations such as Fiji, Japan, China,
Indonesia, Guam and Australia. There are also Sheraton resorts under development in markets like Taiwan, India and Spain.
“The Maldives woos tourists with promises of 'the last paradise on earth', with its pure white beaches, pristine turquoise lagoons and
spectacular and diving resorts. Together with W Retreat & Spa, Maldives, we are thrilled to be able to offer travelers different resort experiences
that reflect their preferences and personalities, and ultimately create a truly memorable travel experience for
them,” said Miguel Ko, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific.
W Retreat & Spa,
Maldives is the first W resort in the world and has been making waves since
it opened in September 2006. The W resort is owned by a joint venture between
an affiliate of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and Universal Enterprises Private Limited, the parent company of Full Moon Private
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is located on its own private island, Furana Fushi, in the North Male Atoll and a 20 minute boat ride
from Male International Airport. In addition to the 156 rooms, Sheraton also
offers guests 7 restaurants and bars, a spa, and various
indoor and outdoor recreational activities.
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