S Hotels and Resorts Public Company Limited, has celebrated the official launch of SO/ Maldives, with a ground-breaking ceremony for this vibrant new beachfront resort on the third island of CROSSROADS Maldives, the Indian Ocean’s first fully-integrated leisure and lifestyle destination.
SO/ Maldives in partnership with Accor and Wai Eco World Developer (WEWD), has plans to create an exclusive 80-villa beach resort that will become the third property at CROSSROADS Maldives, the Indian Ocean’s first and only multi-island integrated lifestyle leisure complex.
This important milestone was marked with an event attended by senior representatives from S Hotels & Resorts and SO/ Maldive. Set to be opened in 2023, this exciting new project is being created by S Hotels & Resorts, Wai Eco World Developer (WEWD), the leading business and real estate conglomerate in Myanmar, in partnership with Accor Group.
SO/ Maldives will offer a unique collection of beachfront and over-water villas crafted by renowned designers, as well as an audacious array of dining and entertainment offerings. Nestled on its own island overlooking the azure Emboodhoo Lagoon, the resort is set to become a hotspot for adventurous and free-spirited socializers who can easily jet in from regional centres for a weekend or longer, thanks to its convenient location close to Male Velana International Airport.
The private island of SO/ Maldives will become a playground for those seeking unconventional yet stylish spaces to eat, drink, work or kick back and relax. The specialty restaurant will serve up Levantine cuisine exuding the aromatic fragrances and flavors of an Arabian night, with panoramic views across the ocean from its location above the arrival pavilion. Over at the poolside, guests will discover an art deco-inspired beach club with serious Miami South Beach vibes and an innovative plant-based menu. The vivid color scheme is set to make it one of the coolest places to hang out in the archipelago and is sure to impress those attending the brand’s pool parties.
The resort has ousted the traditional all-day buffet concept and will introduce a central cooking suite with various culinary theatre concepts. A chef’s table will be discreetly tucked away for those seeking an exclusive dining experience, while outdoor areas will be blessed with warm and fresh Maldivian air. The Pan-Asian design will feature neutral terracotta palettes, elevated with accents of polished brass and rattan. Unforgettable events can be brought to life at the oceanfront wedding venue and meeting spaces.