Kaani Hotels, a brand with an extensive guesthouse business in the Maldives has signed an agreement to build a 250-bed city hotel in Ukulhas.
Chairman of Kaani Hotels and President of the Guesthouse Association of Maldives (GAM), Abdulla Nasheed said that a 10-storey hotel is being built on a large area of 8,000 square feet.
The hotel, located on the beach front, will be the largest ever built in Ukulhas.
The island's largest guesthouse currently has only 40 beds. Nasheed said he had decided to build a guesthouse on the island as it was popular with tourists from Russia, Spain and Italy.
"There is 1.5 hectares of beach area on the island. Ukulhas is popular with tourists," he said.
According to Kaani Hotels, the construction of the guest house on the island will be completed within two years.
Kaani Hotels currently operates four guesthouses in K. Maafushi. There are a total of 400 beds in these facilities. It also operates a 26-bed guesthouse in the capital Male’ city.
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