by Matt Alderton | January 31, 2017
Thanks to two new hotels under development, the Maldives, already an idyllic incentive destination, is about to become even more so, hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group announced yesterday.

Being developed by local entrepreneur Mohamed Manik, chairman of Maldives hotel developer Alpha Kinam Holdings, the properties -- The Chatwal Maaga Maldives and Dream Gasveli Maldives -- are scheduled to open in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

"Last year, we signed more new hotels and resorts than ever before," said Dream Hotel Group CEO Jay Stein. "I'm thrilled to announce another equally strong year of growth momentum with the signing of The Chatwal Maaga and Dream Gasveli in the Maldives, one of the strongest luxury leisure resort markets in the world."

The first property, The Chatwal Maaga Maldives, will be part of Dream Hotel Group's The Chatwal collection of luxury hotels. Located in North Ari Atoll, it will offer 80 ultra-luxury villas, six private beach villas, and two presidential villas, as well as three restaurants.

The second property, Dream Gasveli Maldives, will feature 500 villas, eight dining and nightlife venues, a 20,000-square-foot spa, and a dozen designer brand retail outlets for duty-free shopping. Spanning across three islands in Meemu Atoll, it will be the largest fully-integrated resort ever developed in the Indian Ocean.

"I've been in the resort and hotel business for over 30 years in the Maldives," said Manik. "I am pleased to partner with Dream Hotel Group in bringing its leading-edge lifestyle brands to the Maldives and look forward to taking our luxury market experiences one step beyond here with many more projects in the future."

Over the next four years, Dream Hotel Group plans to sign more than 150 hotels and resorts worldwide across all of its brands, including Dream, Time, The Chatwal, and Unscripted.
Concluded Stein, "This will be a milestone year for us as we welcome an unprecedented number of new hotels into our ever-growing family of brands across the globe."