Hilton has announced the launch of Hilton Maldives Amingiri.

Scheduled to open by end of 2021, the 109 all-villa hotel is located on Amingiri Island in the Male Atoll and is just a 15-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport.

The brand has signed a management agreement with Amingiri Holdings, a hospitality-focused subsidiary of Maldivian construction and real estate development company Amin Construction.

Each of the Hilton Maldives Amingiri spacious beach and water villas will feature a private pool. Other facilities include a pool, a spa, a fitness centre and a salon for guests looking to unwind and relax. There is an exclusive six-bedroom villa ideal for family stays.

Dining options include six restaurants and bars. The resort’s all-day dining restaurant Habitat will serve cuisines from the Mediterranean to south east Asia through its live kitchens. Re-Fuel will comprise the teens-only zone, a rooftop deck and a bar. Eden will be an adults-only resort’s destination bar specialising in champagne and gin-based drinks.

Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development, Asia Australasia, Hilton said:

“The Maldives remains one of the world’s most highly sought-after destinations and the signing of Hilton Maldives Amingiri reflects the excellent growth potential we see in the market. We are delighted to be embarking on this partnership with Amingiri Holdings to launch our Hilton Hotels and Resorts brand in the country. We are confident their experience in developing world-class resorts in the Maldives, combined with Hilton’s strong commercial engine, will place us at the top of mind for leisure travelers when it is safe to travel again.”

Alexandra Jaritz, senior vice president, brand management, Asia Pacific, Hilton, said:

“As the most recognised name in hospitality, Hilton Hotels and Resorts has one of the largest footprints across the globe. Even more importantly, the brand is known to the world over for the positive impact it brings to each new destination we enter through the employment opportunities we create and renowned levels of hospitality we bring to the location.

“We are thrilled to be seeing our flagship brand represented in the Maldives and look forward to providing the perfect setting for families and friends to reconnect and make new travel memories when the resort debuts in the coming months.”

Commenting on the news, Daniel Welk, asset manager, Amingiri Holdings said:

“For over a century, Hilton has built a stellar reputation with its ability to deliver performance and growth through their strong teams and commercial capabilities. We are confident our partnership with Hilton will be a successful one and are excited to work with them to bring to life our shared vision of delivering the most exceptional levels of service and hospitality to international travellers to the Maldives when Hilton Maldives Amingiri opens.”

Hilton Maldives Amingiri will be the fourth resort under the company’s portfolio of brands in the Maldives, joining Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton.