“We are thrilled to introduce the Westin brand to the Maldives, strengthening our presence in [the] Asia Pacific [region],” said Mike Fulkerson, Vice President, Brand and Marketing, Marriott International Asia Pacific. “The opening of The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort is a significant addition to our portfolio, underscoring a transformative and meaningful wellness proposition for travelers who are increasingly prioritising well-being even whilst on the road.”
The Sybarite was invited to celebrate at the resort’s launch event at the Natural History Museum in South Kensington. The Romanesque venue was transformed for the evening into a tropical oasis to give invitees a taste of what they could expect from the idyllic new destination. Guests were welcomed with cocktails served out of freshly-opened coconuts and on-site masseuses were ready to help relieve tired shoulders. There were flower crown workshops which allowed guests to create whimsical tiaras out of fresh blooms and foliage. The famous Westin Heavenly Bed, known for its unique design that promises premium comfort and a restorative sleep, was a popular spot for those who wanted to rest their dancing feet. Dinner was an indulgent feast of Japanese, Chinese, Indian, and Maldivian flavours prepared by chefs from the resort’s three restaurants. With the dramatic blue whale skeleton overhead and the grand Hintze Hall awash in colours and lights, attendees partied the night away with music from the incredible live band.