Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives – a new one-island-one-resort destination with 120 luxury villas and facilities officially opened on the 2nd December. Close to 200 VIP guests attended the grand opening hosted by the Park Hotel Group and Chip Eng Seng Group.
The celebratory dinner event, featuring a lineup of traditional Maldivian performances and exciting entertainment commenced with a rousing Boduberu song and dance commonly seen during festivals and celebrations. This was followed by the official sounding of the ‘gong’ that symbolises new beginnings and ushering in of good luck. Celebrations continued into the night as guests were treated to an epicurean experience and thrilling fire dance performances from Sri Lanka before concluding with the release of Chinese sky lanterns containing all the hope and well wishes that everyone has for the new resort.
“We are proud to officially launch Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives – the Group’s first luxury resort and hospitality project in this region. Managing a ‘one-island-one-resort’ destination in the Indian Ocean has its logistical and operational complexities different from a city hotel and the support that we have had received from the Maldivian authorities, our suppliers and of course, Chip Eng Seng, our trusted partner has been immensely valuable,” said Mr Allen Law, chief executive officer of Park Hotel Group.
“With the resort’s close proximity from the airport, choice of six stunning villa categories – each featuring breathtaking views of the horizon along with a wide-ranging facilities as well as world-class experiences, we are confident that Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives is well positioned to provide a memorable stay for the increasing number of travellers seeking an exclusive and tranquil sanctuary in this part of the world.” added Mr Law.
All-villa resort with an unbeatable location from Velana International Airport
Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives is located on the North Malé Atoll and a mere 20 minutes by speedboat from Velana International Airport ensuring that guests get to paradise in no time. Designed by world-renowned hospitality firm, Hirsch Bedner Associates, this luxurious one-island-one-resort destination provides guests with a sense of place through thoughtful design and local craftsmanship. The collection of 120 idyllic villas consists of ocean and lagoon water villas and ocean and lagoon pool water villas that provide direct access to the crystal-clear waters whilst beautiful beach pool villas look out over white, powdery sands. For the ultimate luxury, the Grand Residences are designed with two bedrooms and bathrooms, an exclusive living space and large private pool.