International luxury hotel chain Rosewood Hotels & Resorts announced the development of a multi-island resort property in the Maldives.
Scheduled to open in 2027, the Rosewood Ranfaru stretches across a chain of private islands in a lagoon in South Malé Atoll, a 35-minute boat ride or 10-minute seaplane flight from the Velana International Airport. The resort is under development by the Qatari Estithmar Holding.
“The Maldives has its own mystique and allure. Given its well-earned reputation as a haven for discerning travelers, we are very excited to bring our unique brand of Rosewood lifestyle and hospitality to this chain of islands,” said Radha Arora, President of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.
“We are confident that through our commitment to immersive amenities, world-class design, and high-touch service, Rosewood will be able to offer the next iteration of Maldivian paradise.”
The resort will feature approximately 120 beachfront and overwater villas with private pools, ranging in size from one- to five-bedrooms, and a Rosewood Explorer’s Club “to spark discovery and inspire imagination among the youngest visitors” as well as several specialty restaurants, a beach club, and an Asaya® well-being facility and fitness center, together offering a holistic wellness escape. Rosewood Ranfaru will also have numerous swimming pools, both for adults and families, paddle courts, and offer an array of water sports in the encircling lagoon.
“I am delighted to announce our latest investment in the Maldives, a destination that offers unparalleled beauty and a vibrant culture, making it one of the most attractive tourist spots in the world,” said Moutaz AlKhayyat, Chairman of Estithmar Holding.