Viceroy resort to open on Vagaru in December

Viceroy Hotel Group has announced that its resort on the island of Vagaru, in Shaviyani Atol, will open in December 2010.

The property is being developed by a local developer, EoN Resorts, in partnership with Mubadala Development Company.

The resort will be the first Viceroy property to open outside the Americas, following similar launches in Colorado, Miami and the Caribbean. this exclusive property will be the first Viceroy to open outside of the Americas and follows the recent successful launches of Viceroy Miami, Viceroy Snowmass in Colorado and Viceroy Anguilla in the Caribbean.

The newest addition to luxury resorts in the Maldives will feature 61 luxury villas, which the company claims will be among the largest in the country at 1345-3300 square feet of indoor space.

The resort will also include five restaurants, an over-water spa and fitness centre, and a cantilevered pool.

Viceroy Hotel Group founder and CEO Brad Korzen said the Maldives development, alongside concurrent projects in  Beverly Hills and Abu Dhabi, “represents an important next step in the growth and increasingly global focus of our company.”