Bulgari Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of a new luxury property in the Maldives.
Set to open in 2025 the island resort will be the group’s 13th hotel and will bring a touch of Italian luxury to the Indian Ocean paradise.
The Bulgari Resort Ranfushi, meaning Little Gold Island in the Maldivian language, will be located in the Raa Atoll of the Maldives archipelago, 45 minutes by seaplane from Maldives’ Malé airport. Surrounded by pristine waters and framed by lush, landscaped gardens, the Resort will spread over 20 hectares.
It will feature 54 keys including a Bulgari Villa on a separate exclusive island, 33 Beach Villas each with an individual swimming pool, 20 Overwater Villas and a full range of luxury hotel facilities including a fitness centre, yoga pavilion, private library, Bulgari boutique and an exclusive concept store featuring designs from handpicked international designers.
As with all of the group’s properties, design in key and Bulgari have enlisted once again the expertise of Italian architectural firm ACPV ARCHITECTS with Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, introducing modern Italian style to the region.
The resort will feature four distinctive gastronomic experiences including renowned Italian Il Ristorante – Niko Romito by Michelin-starred chef Niki Romito. There will also be a Chinese fine-dining experience; Bao Li Xuan, twin of the two Michelin stars restaurant at Bulgari Hotel Shanghai, Hōseki, the Japanese concept already present at Bulgari Resort Dubai and the Italian beach food of La Spiaggia.
Bulgari’s CEO Jean-Christophe Babin said: “We are particularly proud to have secured such an extraordinary location for the new Bulgari Resort Ranfushi, as the Maldives are a key dreamy destination for our clients from all over the world. We are convinced that this new gem of hospitality addition will ensure once again the highest levels of quality and innovation to our international customers and we look forward to sharing with them the Bulgari values in hospitality at this new, very exclusive location.”