HotelsThe 80-villa luxury resort joins development plans on its private island, including CROSSROADS Maldives, a multi-island leisure complex.

SO/Maldives breaks ground with target launch in 2023

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The 80-villa SO/Maldives is designed to exude avant-garde vibes that attract adventurous and sartorial jet-setters.
The 80-villa SO/Maldives is designed to exude avant-garde vibes that attract adventurous and sartorial jet-setters. Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of S Hotels & Resorts

The development of SO/ Maldives, an 80-villa luxury resort located on its own exclusive island overlooking the azure Emboodhoo Lagoon officially begins, due for completion in 2023. Executives from CROSSROADS Maldives and S Hotels & Resorts gathered for the ground-breaking ceremony.

SO/ Maldives is marketed as a destination for adventurous and sartorial socialisers who wish to get away in paradise, yet be easily accessible via a 15-minute speedboat ride from Malé’s Velana International Airport. 

The property brings together a collection of bespoke beachfront and over-water villas conceptualised by renowned designers, complemented by an array of dining and entertainment experiences.

“With SO/ Hotels & Resorts, Accor has created one of the hotel industry’s most expressive and individual luxury brands, catering to style-conscious travellers in some of the world’s most sought-after destinations,” said Dirk De Cuyper, Chief Executive Officer, S Hotels & Resorts.

“This makes it a great fit for CROSSROADS Maldives, our multi-island leisure complex. SO/ Maldives will complement our two other five-star resorts and further raise the standard of hospitality in this idyllic archipelago,” he added.

SO/ Maldives is the brand’s fifth property in Asia, with other locations in Bangkok and Singapore. The brand is part of Ennismore, a hospitality company with a global collection of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Ennismore has 87 global operating properties, with a further 141 hotels in the pipeline.



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