InterContinental Hotels Group is to open a new
mid-market hotel in Malé, the capital city of the Maldives. The
117-room Holiday Inn Malé will open on 1 September 2009.
Just a short, five-minute speedboat
ride from the international airport, the hotel will
offer meetings and conference facilities,
food and beverage outlets, extensive recreation and
leading-edge communication facilities.
Located on the
corner of Ameer Ahmed Magu, Holiday Inn Malé lies near
the harbourfront, shops and markets and within a short
walking distance to the various historical places of
interest like the Old Friday Mosque, Sultan Park and The
The 117 rooms at the Holiday Inn Malé boast includes 17 Superior Rooms, 77 Deluxe Rooms, 13
Deluxe Ocean view Rooms, 9 Premiere Rooms and a
All rooms feature either a king bed
or two twin beds and offer amenities such as broadband
Internet, LCD TV, minibar, complimentary tea / coffee
making facilities and in-room safe.
As for dining and
entertainment, there is a Lobby Café, an all day dining
restaurant, a rooftop restaurant offering
European/Japanese fusion cuisine and a 24 hour in-room
The hotel also has a rooftop swimming pool, a
well equipped fitness centre and a Coconut Spa.
Other activities include scuba diving and snorkeling, big
game fishing, island excursions and picnics, Malé city
tour, photo flights, resort day visits, submarine trips
For corporate meetings, there are
four versatile meeting rooms including the Grand
Ballroom offering 255 square metres of space, all
equipped with the latest technology.
As the first IHG hotel in the Maldives,
this represents an important milestone for IHG. It
presents not only a strategic opportunity for the group
to contribute to the thriving tourism industry in
Maldives, but also play a significant role within the Malé community,
Bulley, vice president operations, South East and South
West Asia, IHG Asia Australasia.
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