Onyx Hospitality has signed an agreement with a
joint venture company led by Panchshil Realty to open an OZO
resort in Maldives.
Scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2020, the
200-villa private island family-oriented resort will occupy a secluded island in
the Raa Atoll, located northwest of the Maldivian capital of Male.
The social centre
of the island will be the ‘Village’, a collection of rustic
driftwood styled retail and dining outlets offering art and craft
workshops, bespoke ice cream and refreshments, as well as
The island’s large size and natural
untouched terrain also offer family-oriented activities including
adventure and biking trails, a kids’ camp site, a pitch and putt
golf course and various natural and environmental features to
appeal to travellers of all ages.
include OZO’s signature EAT all-day-dining restaurant best known
for energizing breakfasts, a specialty ‘sunset experience’
restaurant, a rustic and informal ‘Victory Bar’ and floating
lagoon pavilions and jungle tree-decks for private dinners.
will also be an island farm run by Maldivian islanders, offering
guests natural and fresh organic produce in a unique market garden
A Thai spa, gym and yoga facility, dive centre and a large landscaped lagoon swimming pool
complete the leisure facilities.
Of the 200 villas at OZO Maldives, 60 villas will be
located overwater while 140 villas will be located on the beach,
with 50 beach villas offering larger family-friendly layouts and
private plunge pools. Many of the villas will also be either
interconnecting or configured with dual key access, to offer
flexibility for families and groups of friends travelling
Douglas Martell, President and Chief
Executive Officer, Onyx Hospitality Group, said, “We are excited
to be taking OZO to the Maldives, a destination once reserved
exclusively for the ultra-luxury segment. With the opening of OZO,
we look forward to redefining the family-oriented resort
experience in the Maldives with a property which combines the best
of the three key OZO brand signatures - sleep, connect and
explore. OZO Maldives will be a great showcase of locally-sourced
craftsmanship and environmental education. Serving as a strong
complement to Amari Havodda Maldives located in the south, this
new opening will give Onyx Hospitality Group the opportunity of
offering two compelling luxury and mid-scale options in this
popular paradise destination.”
Within the Indian Ocean, Bangkok-based Onyx Hospitality
currently operates four hotels in Sri Lanka
and Maldives, with two hotels in the development pipeline.