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[ARCHIVE 2018] Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi {MDV}

[ARCHIVE 2018] Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi {MDV}

Old Jan 26, 18, 6:12 am
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Man made island and some water villas and their foundations perhaps?


Man made island and some water villas and their foundations perhaps?


Original island


Original island and some land villas being built
Just left the Conrad this afternoon and we flew directly next to where the new Waldorf-Astoria is being built. They created two islands (left and right islands on google maps...Apple maps still only shows the middle island) in addition to the one that was already there in the middle. Only have pictures of the left and middle islands and they look to be connected by a small bridge. Curious to what theyíve done on the third island, did not get a good view flying directly on top of it.
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Old Jan 26, 18, 11:31 am
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Thanks for the photos harrisk7. Much appreciated!
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Old Jan 26, 18, 11:34 am
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Absolutely, this is great.
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Old Jan 26, 18, 12:01 pm
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I suppose this will be a 2019 opening?
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Old Jan 26, 18, 2:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Hawkeyefan View Post
I suppose this will be a 2019 opening?
my host at the Conrad said it will be an early 2019 opening. He said it is going to be an incredible hotel
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Old Jan 26, 18, 2:02 pm
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Originally Posted by MaldivesFreak View Post
Thanks for the photos harrisk7. Much appreciated!
absolutely!
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Old Jan 26, 18, 2:14 pm
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Anyone know if this will be a boat transfer and not a seaplane like the conrad?
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Old Jan 26, 18, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by itsj0nathan View Post
Anyone know if this will be a boat transfer and not a seaplane like the conrad?
My host at the Conrad said the Waldorf would be a boat transfer
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Old Jan 26, 18, 3:26 pm
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Waldorf Astoria to return to Maldives in 2019 with Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Resort ? Maldives Insider
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Old Mar 31, 18, 8:05 am
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Video of what the completed resort should look like

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Old Mar 31, 18, 10:02 am
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Wow. That is stunning. Thanks for sharing.
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Old Mar 31, 18, 1:07 pm
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Wow. That is stunning. Thanks for sharing.
Wow indeed.
When would you expect them to start taking reservations? And would you expecr it to be more expensive (points and/or cash) than the Conrad?
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Old Mar 31, 18, 1:25 pm
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Damn, this looks so nice. Going to be tough breaking away from my CR Maldives romance, but I just might be tempted.
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Old Mar 31, 18, 2:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Subman View Post


Wow indeed.
When would you expect them to start taking reservations? And would you expecr it to be more expensive (points and/or cash) than the Conrad?
Havenít heard anything other than an early 2019 opening. Points wise for the beach villa will be 95k a night Iím sure.
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Old Mar 31, 18, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by itsj0nathan View Post
Anyone know if this will be a boat transfer and not a seaplane like the conrad?

...yeah, watched that (very nice!) video and didn't see anything about "Seaplane Dock" or "Arrivals Boat Launch", etc.


Hmm.





Seriously though, "The resort, to be run under one of two luxury brands in Hilton’s portfolio, will span three islands in South Male Atoll that are accessible by a short 20-minute speedboat ride from the Maldives main Velana International Airport."
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