S Hotels and Resorts PCL, a renowned global hospitality company under Singha Estate PCL, recently announced exciting news for luxury travellers and fashion enthusiasts.
They proudly announce the upcoming opening of SO/ Maldives, the third resort at CROSSROADS Maldives – a world-class integrated leisure destination spanning nine picturesque islands in the Indian Ocean. Set to welcome guests in November 2023, this extraordinary resort is poised to redefine five-star hospitality with its fashion-led concept, making it a must-visit destination in the Maldives.
A Joint Venture for Ultra-Fashionable Luxury
In a joint venture project worth USD 60 million, S Hotels & Resorts is the proud owner and developer of SO/ Maldives. Partnering with Wai Eco World Developer (WEWD), a prominent business and real estate conglomerate, they aim to introduce the ultra-fashionable SO/ Hotels & Resorts brand for the first time in the Maldives.
Notably, this resort will become a part of the Ennismore Collection, a curated global collective of lifestyle brands known for innovation and success, securing its position among the UK’s fastest-growing businesses.
Arrival at a Glamorous Fashion Show
SO/ Maldives promises a sartorially-rooted retreat situated on a pristine private island, enveloped by the captivating turquoise waters of Emboodhoo Lagoon. Guests will be whisked away by a speedy speedboat, a mere 15-minute journey from Malé’s Velana International Airport, to the resort’s glamorous glass pavilion.
With 360-degree views, the pavilion will treat guests to a conceptualised runway experience, making them feel like stars in their own fashion show. This distinct arrival sets the tone for a luxurious island getaway experience like no other.
Elegance and Style in Every Detail
The resort boasts a stunning collection of beachfront and over-water pool villas, ranging from 120 to 330 square metres, designed by renowned designers in a contemporary style inspired by nature and local culture. A commitment to sustainability is evident as every villa will feature solar panels. Notably, the resort also offers Family Beach Pool Villas with Capsules, equipped with private capsules for kids, and the breathtaking two-level Three-Bedroom Ocean Water Pool Atelier, perfect for life’s special occasions.
SO/ Maldives becomes a part of CROSSROADS Maldives, an integrated multi-island destination that offers a diverse range of experiences for travellers. The Marina & CROSSROADS, an 800-metre lifestyle area and beach walk, serves as the heart of this extraordinary destination. Here, guests will find three main dining and social venues:
Lazuli Beach Club: Hosting sophisticated parties with international DJs and eclectic entertainment programmes, this venue promises unforgettable experiences.
Hadaba: Blending fine dining with the authentic ambience of a Middle Eastern restaurant, Hadaba offers a delightful culinary journey.
The Citronelle Club: This all-day dining restaurant takes inspiration from the flavours of Asia, tantalizing taste buds with its diverse menu.
A Trio of Luxurious Retreats
SO/ Maldives joins two existing luxurious resorts at CROSSROADS Maldives – SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, and Hard Rock Hotel Maldives. Nestled within the pristine Emboodhoo Lagoon, these retreats are seamlessly connected to world-class facilities at The Marina @ CROSSROADS, catering to all guest preferences. From water sports, diving, and snorkelling to kids’ clubs and wellness centres, the integrated development has something for everyone.
With the addition of SO/ Maldives, S Hotels & Resorts reinforces its commitment to sustainable hospitality in this breathtaking destination where cultures meet. The integrated development at CROSSROADS Maldives has already garnered numerous awards and achieved Green Globe™ Certification, reflecting the group’s dedication to environmental responsibility.
In conclusion, the upcoming opening of SO/ Maldives at CROSSROADS Maldives heralds an era of fashion-led luxury hospitality. With its glamorous arrival, exquisite design, and curated experiences, the resort promises to entice experience-seeking travellers from around the world. This addition to the Ennismore Collection is set to elevate the luxury resort experience in the Maldives, creating unforgettable memories for its guests. S Hotels & Resorts looks forward to welcoming travellers to its world-class Maldivian resorts, inviting them to indulge in the epitome of luxury and style.