Four of the group’s five private-island outposts in the country will resume operations next Thursday.
More than two months after the Maldives reopened its borders to international visitors, Marriott International’s luxury properties across the Indian Ocean archipelago will welcome their first guests since the global travel shutdown began in March. October 1 will see the relaunch of The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, W Maldives, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, and JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa. Meanwhile, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort will follow suit on November 1.
Marriott says that by design, the Maldives’ “one-island-one-resort” concept will make it easier for travelers to observe social distancing, and vacationers can expect to see a suit of enhanced health and safety measures aimed at minimizing the risk of Covid-19 transmission. For instance, guest quarters and high-touch surfaces across all Marriott International hotels must be thoroughly cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectants under new guidelines created by the Marriott Global Cleanliness Council.
In a statement, Rivero Delgado, Marriott International’s Area Vice President for Singapore, Malaysia, and the Maldives, said the group had worked hand-in-hand with local authorities to reopen its five Maldivian resorts while ensuring a safe environment for holidaymakers. “The wellbeing of our guests is of paramount importance and we have the highest standards of cleanliness as well as hygiene protocols in place to ensure peace of mind for first-time and returning travelers to the islands.”
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