Bulgari Hotels & Resorts recently announced that it will be opening a new resort in the Maldives in 2025, Bulgari Resort Ranfushi, the thirteenth hotel in the Bulgari Hotels and Resorts collection. If the Italian brand’s long history of masterful fragrances and accessories – as well as its other hotels – are anything to go by, it promises to be a stunning, luxurious escape. Here’s everything you need to know.
Bulgari Resort Ranfushi: The New Bulgari Hotel Coming to the Maldives in 2025
From 2025, guests arriving at the Maldives’ Male airport will take a 45 minute journey by sea plane to the new Bulgari Resort Ranfushi – meaning ‘little gold island’ in the Maldivian language – in the Raa Atoll of the Maldives archipelago. Spread over 20 hectares, the Resort will be surrounded, in classic Maldivian style, by pristine waters and luscious gardens.
But the Bulgari Resort will also bring a new contemporary edge to that classic Maldivian style, blending timeless design with dramatic architecture. ‘We are particularly proud to have secured such an extraordinary location for the new Bulgari Resort Ranfushi, as the Maldives are a key dreamy destination for our clients from all over the world,’ said Jean-Christophe Babin, Bulgari’s CEO. ‘We are continued that this new gem of hospitality addition will ensure once again the highest levels of quality and innovation to our international customers, and we look forward to sharing with them the Bulgari values in hospitality at this new, very exclusive location.’
Working with Italian architectural firm ACPV ARCHITECTS, 20 overwater villas and 33 beach villas (complete with private swimming pool) will make up the resort, as well as the Bulgari Villa on a separate island, along with Bulgari Bar and Bulgari Spa, with a fitness centre, yoga pavilion, and private library.
To eat, there will be four distinctive restaurants, curated by some of the world’s top chefs: beach food from Italian La Spiaggia; Il Ristorante – Niko Romito, an Italian eatery curated by three Michelin starred chef Niko Romito; Boa Li Xuan, a Chinese fine dining establishment and twin to the two Michelin star restaurant at Bulgari Hotel Shanghai; Hoseki, a Japanese concept twinned with Bulgari Resort Dubai.
Bulgari Resort Ranfushi will be the thirteenth Bulgari hotel, following the first three establishments in Milan, London and Bali, and the second wave in Beijing, Dubai, Shanghai and Paris. Between 2023 and 2025, branches in Rome, Tokyo, Miami and Los Angeles will join the collection. Bulgari Resort Ranfushi will be constructed with an eye on sustainability, and a new island will also be constructed to host the nesting bird population.
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