After the successes of its initial outposts in Milan, London and BaliBvlgari Hotels & Resorts has set its sights on the idyllic island nation of Maldives. The brand’s upcoming luxurious accommodation, which will open in 2025, is dubbed “Bvlgari Resort Ranfushi” — meaning Little Gold Island in the Maldivian language. Located in the Raa Atoll of the Maldives archipelago, the resort is only a 45-minute seaplane flight from Maldives’ Malé airport.
Surrounded by pristine beaches framed by lush, landscaped gardens, the Bvlgari Ranfushi spans over 20 hectares and will house 54 rooms, 33 beach villas with its own swimming pool and 20 overwater villas. For those looking for a more deluxe experience, staying at the Bvlgari Villa on a separate island is an option to consider. All of these exquisite rooms offer a full range of luxury hotel facilities, including a fitness centre, yoga pavilion and a private library. Not to mention, guests can also stand to enjoy the Bvlgari Bar and Bvlgari Spa.
Once you have settled in and enjoyed a day of relaxation, the resort’s selection of gastronomical delights will satisfy your taste buds. Guests can pick from the four restaurants nestled within the resort. From Italian cuisine at Il Ristorante — Niko Romito (curated by three Michelin starred chef Niko Romito) to Chinese fine-dining at Bao Li Xian (the twin of Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai‘s Michelin two-star restaurant) and Hosekia Japanese concept already present at Bvlgari Resort Dubai. Lastly, opt for some Italian beach food from La Spiaggia.
What’s a holiday without a little retail therapy? Head over to either the Bvlgari boutique or La Galleria to buy some memorabilia to commemorate the wonderful stay at Bvlgari Ranfushi. Available at the highly curated stores are a luxe collection of apparel, accessories and more from top designers.
As with all Bvlgari hotels and resorts, the architecture of the expansive space takes on an uncompromising contemporary across seen the other 12 establishments worldwide. Designed by architectural firm ACPV Architects and its founders Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel, Bvlgari Ranfushi incorporates the highest environmental sustainability standards , including a new island to host nesting bird population.
“We are particularly proud to have secured such an extraordinary location for the new Bvlgari Resort Ranfushi, as the Maldives are a key dreamy destination for our clients from all over the world,” shares Bvlgari’s CEO Jean-Christophe Babin. “We are convinced that this new gem of hospitality addition will ensure once again the highest levels of quality and innovation to our international customers and we look forward to sharing with them the Bvlgari values in hospitality at this new, very exclusive location.”
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