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03 May, 2022

Waldorf Astroria Maldives Ithaafushi has been awarded its first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star designation the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas and is showcased with other honourees on ForbesTravelGuide.com.

Set in one of the most beautiful, sought-after locations in the world, the award-winning Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi offers guests unparalleled, bespoke service and unforgettable experiences. Sleek and spectacular, with unprecedented privacy, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi inspires extraordinary journeys for the soul. From extensive outdoor adventure options, including snorkelling and diving in the fascinating underwater world, to the mesmerising Waldorf Astoria Spa or new Aqua Wellness Centre, guests are spoilt for choice.

Taking privacy to a new level, last year the resort launched Ithaafushi – The Private Island, a hyper-exclusive 350,000 square-foot private island, the largest of its kind in the Maldives and can accommodate up to 24 guests.

“We are honoured to be recognised with the highest Five-Star ranking alongside a portfolio of esteemed resorts,” said Etienne Dalançon, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi.

“This prestigious accolade is a true testament to our incredible team members and how they have gone above and beyond to provide True Waldorf Service through unforgettable experiences and inspiring hospitality to our guests.”

True Waldorf Service

Forbes Travel Guide is the world-renowned authority in genuine Five-Star service, and Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is the latest addition to its illustrious annual Star Rating list.

Escape to the unforgettable surrounded by astonishing natural beauty. Nestled among white sands and crystal blue waters, this elegant Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi resort is a 40-minute yacht journey from Velana International Airport. Discover indulgent choices from 11 celebrated dining venues, a world-class lifestyle spa sanctuary, and a plethora of activities for all generations. Experience True Waldorf Astoria Service personalized to your every wish and discover the white-sand beaches, vibrant cyan-blue waters and dazzling coral reefs. For those seeking the ultimate exclusivity, Stella Maris Private Ocean Villas are an intimate getaway, exquisite duplex villas with direct ocean access, accessible only by boat. Ithaafushi Private Island is a 32,000 sq. m. sanctuary encompassing private villas and amenities for the utmost luxury.

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