Luxury hotel group GHM has signed its first deal in the Maldives, for a property due to open in 2016.
The announcement comes shortly after the company signed three hotels in Taiwan and expanded its business in the UAE.
The Maldivian property will sit on 55-hectares of the largest habitable island within the islands and 20 minutes speedboat from Hanimadhoo International Airport.
The hotel will have 90-hotel managed, residential villas and 40 hotel suites.
“The setting is absolutely spectacular, and lends itself perfectly to our brand philosophy – that each GHM hotel should, in its own way, be a style to remember,” said GHM president Hans R. Jenni. “We couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity.”
“The concept will be contemporary living with an Asian touch,” added Jenni. “Instead of thatched, Maldivian roofs, we’ll have flat roofs, and interiors with clean lines and high ceilings.”