A world leader in luxury hospitality around the globe, Waldorf Astoria has descended on the Principality to showcase the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi resort and the extraordinary Ithaafushi Private Island, designed to surpass even the highest standards of luxury.

Select guests were welcomed at Monaco’s Bistro COE on the evening of Friday, May 31, to discover the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi resort and private island, while also enjoying a sumptuous dinner menu composed of Maldivian cuisine. The event was organised by Steven Saltzman and Advance, a Monaco consultancy, in conjunction with Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Commercial Director Janice Nopvichai Tan. The evening was sponsored by Carol Joy London, skin, spa and hair care experts found in leading London hotels, the WA Maldives Ithaafushi resort and the more locally situated Fairmont Monte Carlo, to name a few.

Opened in 2019 and acknowledged as the best resort hotel in Asia and the third best in the world in 2022, the Maldives Ithaafushi resort is nestled in amid pristine white sands and shimmering crystal blue waters, and boasts a collection of 11 distinguished dining venues, including culinary marvels from Michelin-starred chef Dave Pynt, the Zuma Maldives, and the exclusive Terra.

Beyond fine dining, the resort envelops you in opulence. A world-class spa sanctuary rejuvenates your senses alongside the groundbreaking aqua wellness centre, a pioneering concept in the Maldives dedicated to holistic well-being, while 119 sumptuously designed beach, reef, and overwater villas, each graced with a private pool, dot the picturesque island resort, which is only a 45-minute yacht journey from the Velana International Airport.

However, the pièce de résistance is Ithaafushi – The Private Island. Expanding across 32,000 square metres in the heart of the Indian Ocean, this majestic island retreat accommodates up to 24 guests. It presents two exquisitely designed villas and a four-bedroom residence, providing an intimate space for treasured bonds and celebrating life’s milestones with cherished friends.

The Ithaafushi Private Island takes super-service to the next stratosphere, all in a precious environment that must be seen and experienced to be believed before it disappears below the sea’s surface; a once in a lifetime trip that will not soon be forgotten.

“We are thrilled to showcase Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi in Monaco, as we believe our brand harmonises seamlessly with the lifestyle of the principality and many members of their community who have made it their home away from home,” Nopvichai Tan told NEWS.MC in Monaco, adding that the “Maldives Ithaafushi, one of the world’s most iconic resorts, offers an unparalleled experience where every detail has been meticulously curated to guarantee comfort, relaxation and wellbeing, and our personal concierge will always be on hand to attend to all their needs.”

The decision to showcase the Ithaafushi Resort and Private Island in Monaco needs little explaining, as those who find themselves residing in the Principality are among the most highly discerning demographics in the world, a challenge that is met with pleasure by Waldorf Astoria in the Maldives.

“We understand that many residents of Monaco are accustomed to the highest levels of hospitality when they travel, and that’s precisely what we provide. We want our clients to know that they will be exceptionally cared for when they join us for their next holiday.”

Discover more about the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi resort here and the extraordinary Ithaafushi Private Island here.

Featured image: the Ithaafushi Private Island