Outrigger Acquires Five-Star Resort in the Maldives


Outrigger Hospitality Group has welcomed the newly renovated five-star Maafushivaru Resort in the Maldives as its latest addition to its expanding global portfolio of luxury hotels.

Renamed Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort, the premier beach property is located on a private island in the South Ari Atoll region, only a 25-minute scenic seaplane flight away from Malé.

The resort features a collection of 81 luxury villas, including beach, pool and duplex accommodations, overwater bungalows and more.

“There are few destinations that evoke higher levels of relaxation, elegance and seclusion than the Maldives. This resort is the perfect addition to our array of global beachfront properties,” said Jeff Wagoner, president and CEO of Outrigger Hospitality Group. “With travel on the rise, we look forward to welcoming our global guests to the Maldives and curating unforgettable Outrigger Signature Experiences that allow visitors to appreciate Maldivian culture in an iconic beachfront setting.”

Hidden in the vibrant Indian Ocean, the Maldives is renowned as the ultimate luxury beach destination by many with its white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. After a recent extensive renovation, the Maafushivaru Resort is poised to be among Maldives’ top vacation destinations.

“Respecting local host culture and fostering a deep appreciation for the communities in which we operate is key to the Outrigger experience,” added Wagoner. “As Outrigger nears its 75th anniversary this year, we look forward to celebrating this new luxury property in the Maldives as part of the next chapter for our premier beach resort brand.”

Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort features seven restaurants, bars and cafes, offering a diverse mix of food and beverage. From Asian to Mediterranean cuisine, guests have the luxury of enjoying fresh-caught sushi and teppanyaki one day, then salad and steak the next.

Music plays a key role in the Outrigger experience. Guests can groove to the chill beats of a DJ at Water Bar or relax to the sweet melodies of a live band.

Guests can also look forward to bespoke Signature Experiences, including underwater dives with the resident marine biologist to watch manta rays at nearby coral reefs, as well as boat excursions. Outrigger’s environmental stewardship platform, Outrigger’s ZONE (OZONE), further connects guest experiences with coral reef restoration to protect the ocean and its native marine biodiversity.

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