Yes, the Maldives – romantic destination, the sea everywhere around you, all that sand and sun. But Singha Estate, Singha Corp and the company behind the globe-spanning Hard Rock Cafes want you to know there’ll soon be some pretty cool entertainment available among the islands, too.
Singha Estate chief executive officer Naris Cheyklin says his firm has recently signed a deal with Hard Rock International Hotel Group to open the first, massive and one-of-a-kind Hard Rock Resort there. This one’s for folks looking for a “complete vacation experience” – all the natural beauty plus other entertainment options, covering no fewer than nine separate islands.
Phase 1 will be developed on three islands and open in July 2018. It will comprise a yacht marina, shopping promenade, more than 20 food and beverage destinations, a world-class beach club, a centre devoted to both local culture and marine life, meeting and wedding facilities and more than seven different hotel brands to choose from.
“We’re glad and very proud to work along with Hard Rock in developing the first hotel in this mega-project,” says Naris. “We believe Hard Rock’s experience and unique DNA will deliver a memorable experience to every age group.”
“This partnership is an important step forward,” adds Leong Wy Joon of Hard Rock Hotel Group. “Under the collaboration agreement, the company will develop a hotel that showcases its uniqueness and offer vibrant and festive experiences in the islands.”