Cinnamon opens 4th property in Maldives, Cinnamon Velifushi

PUBLISHED October 06, 2019

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts opens its newest hotel on the island of Aarah, Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives continuing their expansion in the Maldives.

Cinnamon Velifushi is the fourth property added to its portfolio in the Maldives, and the 15th to its overall portfolio which also consists of eight resorts and three city hotels in Sri Lanka. On October 1, opening ceremony of the resort was commenced with the participation of Namal Karunaratne, the Sri Lankan Ambassador in the Maldives.

The five-star resort consisting of total 90 rooms features 79-meter square Superior Beach Lofts designed for those who enjoy the view of the waves crashing onto the sands as much as hopping onto the beach. A range of Bungalows are available to choose from; Beach Bungalows, Water Bungalows and Sunset Water Bungalows.

Water suites, each of 208 square meters including pool is one of the greatest luxuries offered. Moreover, a sitting area with a hammock will be included on the terrace of the suites.

For all things yum and icy under the sun, Fen Pool Bar is sure to pour you an endless list of drinks. Named after the sun in the native Maldivian language, Iru Beach Bar serves rich and signatures gelatos besides other drinks and snacks.

Marlin, the overwater seafood restaurant at the resort brings to you an elaborate platter of fresh seafood prepared in the most delectable international and Maldivian styles. Lastly, Hama - Rhythmic Bar is sure to lift your spirits with good music, great ambience and fun cocktails open all night long starting from 8 pm.

Chairman John Keells Group Krishan Balendra stated that the Group is committed to consistent growth and further expansion in the region. Seconding his thoughts, Jit Gunaratne, President Leisure for John Keells Group stated, "Cinnamon has succeeded in growing its occupancies and profitability in an economically challenging environment and envisages aggressive expansion in the region.We are committed to stay competitive and grow our portfolio with enhanced technology and processes introduced to our own operations to be the preferred management company for potential developers in Sri Lanka and the Maldives."

Special features on the property include the main bar with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, a fully-equipped sports bar, and a luxury wellness spa operated by the acclaimed Mandara Spas.

The hotel offers an array of unique experiences including a swimmable lagoon surrounding the island with an abundance of marine-life. Exclusively designed furniture from Germany, Italy and the Far East offer the property a chic and exclusive ambience.  

Expressing his views on the opening of Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives, Minister of State for Tourism, Dr Ahmed Solih, emphasized the importance of foreign direct investment to the cluster of islands and appreciated the level of investment and commitment made by Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts as a pioneering tourism entity in the Maldives, its continued support in expanding in the islands and its burgeoning tourism industry.

Cinnamon consists of eight resorts and three city hotels in Sri Lanka in addition to Cinnamon Ellaidhoo Maldives, Cinnamon Hakura Huraa, Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives and the recently opened Cinnamon Velifushi in the Maldives.


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