The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Joali Being and Patina Maldives are featured on Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List, an annual index of the best and most exciting hotel openings in the world.
Nearly 100 properties made the list for the 26th edition with the new Maldives resorts selected among 15 entries from Asia.
The first Maldives property of the renowned brand, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives is the second resort on the manmade Fari Islands in North Malé Atoll, a 45-minute speedboat ride from the airport. Condé Nast Traveler praised the resort’s striking designs by Kerry Hill Architects, describing it as Ritz-Carlton’s “boldest and most future-forward hotel project yet: 100 contemporary, round-shaped villas each with a sparkling infinity pool and without a thatched roof in sight.”
The first dedicated wellness retreat in the Maldives, Joali Being boasts a world-class spa complex with a Technogym fitness centre that has the country’s first cryotherapy chamber. Condé Nast Traveler‘s verdict: “The bone-white beaches and crystal clear lagoons are the ultimate soothing backdrop for self-improvement and, thankfully, Joali Being delivers its sophisticated philosophy with a pampering rather than po-faced attitude that means it still feels like a ‘proper’ holiday.”
Set on the largest of the four manmade Fari Islands with a 20-berth marina, Patina Maldives is the debut hotel from the Singapore-based Capella Hotels & Resorts’ new subsidiary. “Service is slick, guest rooms are stylish while offering quintessential island luxury, and the multitude of happenings make this island feel like there’s non-stop adventure just waiting for you,” Condé Nast Traveler concluded.