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Jumeirah celebrates the opening of Vittaveli

Jumeirah celebrates the opening of Vittaveli

Jumeirah’s second Maldives resort to open in 2011

Maldives, 14 December 2011: Jumeirah Vittaveli Maldives is now open. Receiving its first guests on the 14th December, the ultra luxury resort catering for couples, families and small groups is the second Jumeirah property to open in the Maldives this year.

Located a mere 20 minutes by speedboat from Malé International Airport, Jumeirah Vittaveli is a convenient option for travellers visiting the Maldives.

Nestled in a spot of astounding beauty, Jumeirah Vittaveli offers 91 villa-suites, all with their own spacious private pool. The resort introduces a variety of accommodation options on the island and over water, ranging from 184m2 to 800m2. Other feature highlights include three restaurants, a bar, a 1080 m2 Talise Spa and comprehensive facilities for young children and teenagers.

Every consideration has been taken for the enjoyment of the younger guests as well as preserving peace and tranquillity for the adult visitors.  The resort features Sinbad’s Kids Club for children from two to 12 years of age, and a teen club for those aged 12 and above, both offering interactive, fun and educational programmes for all ages. In addition a dedicated family and children’s pool has been created, adjacent to the Kids and Teens clubs.

The resort also offers specific children’s menus in all three restaurants and throughout the in-villa dining menu.  Even Talise spa has introduced special treatment programmes for families. ‘Aaila’ is the Maldivian word for family, ‘Aila   Time’ invites families to enjoy an awakening of a personal reconnection, whilst the ila ‘beyond’ journey educates young adults aged between 12 and 16 about the joy of spa, preparing them for a lifetime of wellbeing.

Another major focus for the resort is its gastronomic offering. Introducing a wide variety of cuisine catering for every type of palate, Executive Chef Kai Boeddinghaus, whose work in Kameha Suite in Frankfurt previously earned him a Michelin star, maintains a culture of excellence in the resort’s three restaurants, whether for relaxed al fresco dining by the sea, or cocktails and culinary sophistication within themed interiors, through his own unique style and flair combining modern Mediterranean and Asian influences.

Jumeirah Group has opened a total of six new hotels in 2011: Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai, Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives, Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai in China and Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany. With new properties opening in Dubai, Kuwait, London, Rome, Azerbaijan, and Mallorca in the coming six months, Jumeirah Group expects to have doubled its portfolio of hotels, resorts and serviced residences under management since the start of 2011.

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About Jumeirah Vittaveli Maldives:
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. A mere 20 minute boat ride from Malé International Airport brings guests to Jumeirah Vittaveli, nestled in a spot of astounding beauty. The resort comprises 91 villas and suites, each offering exquisite views of the Indian Ocean. With three restaurants, a Talise Spa, and dedicated kids and separate teenagers clubs, the resort is ideal for couples, families or groups, bringing personalised excitement to any holiday.

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For further information please contact:
Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts
Marketing & Communications Manager - Maldives
Bolifushi Island, South Male Atoll, Republic of Maldives
Tel: +960 664 2020
Fax: +960 664 2525
Mob: +960 798 4655
E-mail: hannah.filer@jumeirah.com
Visit us at: www.jumeirah.com

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