Maldives-based Sunland Travel will manage a 12-room boutique hotel set for opening on Hulhumale Island in 1Q2018, the second in its management portfolio after the 36-key Makunudu Island resort.
Unlike the Makunudu Island resort in North Malé Atoll which caters to the leisure market, this yet to be named, three-floor property overlooking Hulhumale beach will cater mainly to business travellers, Sunland Travel’s managing director, Shabeer Ahmed told TTG Asia at the recent Travel Trade Maldives show.
Makunudu Island resort
Ahmed added: “The (journey) from Malé takes between 10 to 15 minutes by speed boat. Once the Malé-Hulhule bridge project is completed in 2018, it will be a five-minute drive.”
Facilities will include free Wi-Fi in rooms and public areas, laundry services, a juice bar and 24-hour reception, while rooms will each feature an iPod docking station.