Hyatt Hotels enters Maldives resort market

International hospitality group the Hyatt Hotels Corporation has this month entered the Maldives tourist market for the first time with the rebranding of a resort property on Hadahaa Island in Gaafu Alifu Atoll under its name.

The company has said that as of April 1 this year, an affiliate of the company had entered into an agreement with Driftwood Maldives Private Ltd to operate the resort as the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa.

According to the resort’s operators, since opening back in 2009 as Alila Villas Hadahaa, the property has the been first destination in the country to work towards Earth Check certification standards that aim to outline more sustainable practices for hospitality groups.

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa contains 50 villas replete with private decks, as well as boasting bedrooms with living areas.  The company has claimed that 14 of these properties are also situated directly over the country’s much lauded-waters.