Upgrading the Park Hyatt Maldives

  • The large living area.

    The large living area.

  • HBA added touches of orange, fuchsia, and green to the interior design.

    HBA added touches of orange, fuchsia, and green to the interior design.

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    A "beached" dhoni is now a central part to the resort.

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Leading hospitality designers Hirsch Bedner Associates completed a major redesign on the two-year-old Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa in April. HBA kept the resort’s original furniture with all of the wood finishes stripped and repurposed. In total, nearly every facet of the resort was upgraded from the 50 guest villas to the resort’s cocktail bar, Bells Bar, to the repurposed “beached” dhoni boat, which is now an integral part of the property—a lively living room area, where guests can gather and socialize. When it came to interiors, HBA used touches of fuchsia, orange, and green to stand out among the underlying gray palette to give the resort a feeling of tranquility and understated elegance.

The Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is situated on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll near one of the largest and deepest atolls in the world, making it an interesting and diverse spot for diving and snorkeling.

Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Maldives; 960/682-8888; hyatt.com; doubles from US$563

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