Visitors to the Maldives’ exotic outlying
islands often leave their super luxury resorts and memories of
sun-kissed beaches only to face the frustration of spending long
hours at the airport waiting for their flights home.
many, the opening of the Holiday Inn Malé has changed that. The
hotel provides the perfect ‘stopover’ for visitors booked
on late night flights, offering gold standard accommodation and
food and beverage just a short five-minute speedboat ride from the
“Guests departing the Maldives are required to
check out of their resort island accommodation on the morning that
they fly out of Malé. Due to flight schedules that often means
they have to wait up to ten hours at the airport until their
flight departs, which means a very abrupt end to a great holiday,”
said Tabatha Ramsey, General Manager and Director of Sales &
Marketing of the hotel. “To address this, our hotel has developed
a series of day packages, allowing travelers to use the facilities
of our hotel, taking away the frustration of waiting and instead
providing a pleasant and relaxing end to their stay in the
Guests have the choice of two,
day packages, both with two-way airport transfers complements of
the hotel’s own speedboat.
The Day Use Room Package,
from US$165, provides room check-in 2:00pm with a
late check-out at 10:30pm.
Guest rooms feature
high-definition flat screen television sets with a selection of
both international and local channels, an iPod docking and alarm
station and spacious bathrooms with spa-inspired rain showers. WiFi connectivity is not only a standard feature of all
rooms but extends throughout the entire hotel.
Facilities Use Package at just US$75 per person provides luggage
storage while guests enjoy complimentary use of the rooftop
infinity swimming pool and shower facilities, and a three-course
set dinner at LIME, the hotel’s all-day-dining restaurant.
Additional dining options include the hotel’s exclusive
rooftop restaurant, AZUR, or the more casually appointed café, PANINI.
Guests can also pamper themselves to a
pre-travel spa treatment at the hotel’s Coconut Spa, which features a range of products created by Sylvie Pelta with therapeutic massage oils such as Energy, Sensation,
Serenity and Harmony, designed to rejuvenate mind, body and
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