NH Collection Debuts in the Maldives

Posted in News on 14 July, 2023

The Brand’s First Expansion Out of Urban Locations.

Minor Hotels, an owner, operator, and investor with a portfolio of over 530 hotels and resorts in 56 countries, announces the NH Collection brand’s Maldivian debut with NH Collection Maldives Havodda Resort. The resort, slated to join the portfolio in August this year, will be the NH Collection brand’s first property outside of an urban location.

The resort will offer 120 luxury villas, 60 beach and 60 over-water, each with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Delicious culinary options range from an all-day dining experience with international cuisine, a beachside grill, poolside pizzas and a cocktail bar with light bites. The stunning island also features a dedicated Asian concept spa, a fully equipped gym, an inviting swimming pool and pool bar, and a kids club to occupy the little ones. A water sports and dive centre will house a dedicated expert team to provide guests with countless activities out on the water, along with the unspoilt reef just off the beach, home to a plethora of colourful marine life.

NH Collection Maldives Havodda Resort. Above: Over Water Pool Suite. Top: Thari Bar

The addition of NH Collection in the Maldives will strengthen the brand’s position by expanding into new regions and broadening its focus from central city locations.

Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO of Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotels, commented, “We are pleased to grow our NH Collection brand and bring it to the Maldives for the first time. The continued expansion of Minor Hotels and particularly NH Collection into strategic tourism hotspots across Asia and the Middle East is positioning the brand as a key global player. We expect NH Collection Maldives Havodda Resort to become a sought after destination in this idyllic part of the world.”

With its location in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, NH Collection Maldives Havodda Resort is an idyllic island for guests seeking true tropical relaxation and a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the world’s most sought-after destination.

The new resort will be the seventh property operated by Minor Hotels in the Maldives. It is also part of the NH Collection brand’s strategic expansion into new regions, with a particular focus on Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Further launches on the horizon include NH Collection Chiang Mai and NH Collection Luang Prabang, as well as many new properties set to launch in China over the coming months. The brand also debuted in the UAE earlier this year with the launch of NH Collection Dubai The Palm, with two further properties currently under development – one in Qatar and a second property in the UAE.

About Minor Hotels
Minor Hotels is an international hotel owner, operator and investor currently with more than 530 hotels in operation. Minor Hotels passionately explores new possibilities in hospitality with a diverse portfolio of properties designed intelligently to appeal to different kinds of travellers, serving new passions as well as personal needs. Through our Anantara, Avani, Oaks, Tivoli, NH Collection, NH, nhow, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Radisson Blu and Minor International properties, Minor Hotels operates in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe, South America and North America.

With dynamic plans to expand existing brands and explore strategic acquisitions throughout opportunistic markets, Minor Hotels pursues a vision of a more passionate and interconnected world.




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