Singapore-based Capella Hotel Group introduced a new brand to its portfolio – Patina Hotels and Resorts.

The hotel group said this new lifestyle brand, “born out of guests’ desire to honour individuality”, is created for “progressive travellers of a new generation”.

The hotel has three properties in the pipeline for the new brand, with new hotels in the Maldives; Ubud, Bali; and Sanya, China. The first Patina property is set to open in the Maldives in the fourth quarter of this year.

The new Maldives resort will be located on a new archipelago called Fari Islands in the North Atoll of the Maldives, a 50-minutes speedboat ride from Male International Airport. The new archipelago, launched by Singapore-based real estate developer Pontiac Land, is also set to open in the fourth quarter this year.

The Maldivian archipelago, consisting of four islands, will be home to three different hotels, which will be managed by Capella Hotels and Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Patina Hotels and Resorts respectively. What’s more, there’s also the Fari Marina, which, built around a Beach Club, is described by the group as the “communal beating heart” on the archipelago and will feature different boutiques and a selection of food and beverage options.

The new Patina property – Patina Maldives, Fari Islands – is designed by Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan. The resort will offer 90 beach and water villas, ranging from one to three bedrooms. Along with the villas, the resort will also offer 20 Fari Studios, which, according to a spokesperson, are another accommodation option. The spokesperson added that more details will be revealed soon.

“Patina Hotels & Resorts will become a new leader in progressive hospitality. Focusing on creating a seamless experience, the brand is refreshing, dynamic and modern, appealing to the blended lifestyle of today’s curious and conscious consumer. We look forward to bringing the Patina vision to life when we open Patina Maldives later this year,” said Nicholas Clayton, CEO of Capella Hotel Group.

Last year, Business Traveller Asia-Pacific reviewed Capella Sanya, the group’s newly opened resort on China’s southern tropical island.

Hotel review: Capella Sanya