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Official Grand Opening
November 1st, 2019

Room types
Overwater Pool Villa (10 sunrise, 9 sunset)
- Maximum occupancy 3 guests (2 adults and one child or 3 adults)
- 2519 sqft
Beach Pool Villa (13 sunrise, 3 sunset)
- Maximum occupancy 3 guests (2 adults and one child or 3 adults)
- 2669 sqft

Duplex Overwater Pool Villa (12 villas)
- Maximum occupancy 3 guests (2 adults and one child or 3 adults)
- 2949 sqft


Duplex Beach Pool Villa (13 villas)
- Maximum occupancy 5 guests (2 adults and 3 children or 5 adults)
- 3068 sqft

Royal Pool Villa (1 villa)

Offseason upgrades (as of September 2019)
From Overwater Pool Villa Sunrise to Sunset is additional, USD 182++ per night.
From Overwater Pool Villa Sunrise to Duplex Overwater Pool Villa is USD 546++ per night.
February 2020 upgrade price from Beach or OVW Sunrise to OVW Sunset USD 136++ per night.

Transportation

Seaplane - $600 per adult r/t
- JW Maldives has a seaplane lounge and will provide transportation to and from the MLE airport or hotel on Male.

Domestic flight w/ speedboat - $600 per adult r/t
- You can mix domestic flight one-way and seaplane one-way
- Domestic flight is currently to Ifuru Domestic Airport (70 min) and then a speedboat (50 min)
- Funadhoo Domestic Airport may be open by the end of 2019 cutting down the length of speedboat trip
- Domestic flight is the best option for those arriving after 3pm to MLE

Restaurants
Menus as of mid-October: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VarY3T33N_xWEdangWGkH6JztUU8sA8Y

Aailaa – breakfast/lunch/dinner, 96 seats all-day dining restaurant
Fiamma – Lunch, Italian pizza 20 seats
Kaashi – Lunch, Treetop Thai restaurant 30 seats
Hashi – Dinner, Japanese 24 seats (reservations required)
Shio – Dinner, Modern grill 24 seats (reservations required)
Riha – Dinner, Indian/Curry Pit 24 seats, “under the stars” (reservations required)
In-Villa Dining - breakfast/lunch/dinner
Fork & Drink - lunch/dinner, destination dining, they set up a table anywhere on the island?

Activities

Lounge 18 – club house for “adults” w/ cigar room, billiards table, karaoke, board games, etc..
Pool 18 – 18 years+ pool
Horizon Pool
Little Griffins (Kids club/pool)
Open Air Cinema – nightly movie
Photo studio
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Old May 3, 2019, 5:34 pm
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Any updates? Website has been quiet with no further news.
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Old May 3, 2019, 7:28 pm
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Originally Posted by iluvdoco
Any updates? Website has been quiet with no further news.

Nothing... i called yesterday...
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Old May 3, 2019, 8:33 pm
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Originally Posted by t1c

Nothing... i called yesterday...
The radio silence seems rather unusual.
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Old May 3, 2019, 8:38 pm
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Originally Posted by iluvdoco
The radio silence seems rather unusual.
I think they will push it back to November or December...
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Old May 13, 2019, 9:37 am
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Looks like the website has been updated to include contact info and a bit more detail about the restaurants etc. Wonder if that means the July opening will actually happen.
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Old May 13, 2019, 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by Dn10
Looks like the website has been updated to include contact info and a bit more detail about the restaurants etc. Wonder if that means the July opening will actually happen.
If we don't see booking space by the end of this month I think it will get pushed back..
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Old May 13, 2019, 1:41 pm
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Trying to call to confirm - if I ever get through I'll provide an update here.
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Old May 13, 2019, 4:15 pm
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Trying to call to confirm - if I ever get through I'll provide an update here.
Thank you for calling! Glad there are some signs of life.
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Old May 13, 2019, 10:44 pm
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Just spoke with someone at the hotel. She said it would open in July but wouldn't take reservations until September (not really sure what that means but her English was pretty good so I don't think it was a mistake).
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Old May 14, 2019, 9:08 am
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Originally Posted by Dn10
Just spoke with someone at the hotel. She said it would open in July but wouldn't take reservations until September (not really sure what that means but her English was pretty good so I don't think it was a mistake).

I think it is a nice way of saying that they are pushing back to September.
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Old May 14, 2019, 9:58 am
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Originally Posted by LovetoTravel83
I think it is a nice way of saying that they are pushing back to September.
Probably. Emailing with reservations to confirm. Looks like it's going to be a pretty nice hotel, hope it opens soon so I can visit next year and they've already worked out the kinks.
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Old May 14, 2019, 2:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Dn10
Probably. Emailing with reservations to confirm. Looks like it's going to be a pretty nice hotel, hope it opens soon so I can visit next year and they've already worked out the kinks.
Too bad it's not opening in July. Would have liked to visit this and the Waldorf.
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Old May 14, 2019, 2:26 pm
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For anyone who knows the area well, how does this location compare to the location of the St. Regis? In terms of precipitation, marine life, or anything you can share.
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Old May 14, 2019, 10:08 pm
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Confirmed - soft opening July 2019, accepting guests come September.
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Old May 14, 2019, 11:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Dn10
Confirmed - soft opening July 2019, accepting guests come September.
Always wondered what a soft opening actually means. I assume staff are there but what do they actually do, are there any guests?
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