Accor’s SO/ brand is set for an introduction in Maldives. The hospitality company has signed a hotel management agreement with S Hotels and Resorts Public Company Limited and Wai Eco World Developer Pte. Ltd. to introduce SO/ Hotels & Resorts to the Indian Ocean archipelago.
Expected to open in 2023, SO/ Maldives will comprise 80 villas, which will also include beachfront and over-water options. Nestled on its own exclusive island, overlooking the Emboodhoo Lagoon, just 15 minutes by speedboat from Malé’s Velana International Airport, the resort will become the third resort at Crossroads Maldives, a multi-island, integrated leisure destination, joining SAii Lagoon Maldives and Hard Rock Hotel Maldives.
One of the fastest-growing brands in Accor’s lifestyle portfolio, SO/ Hotels & Resorts is designed for “savvy travelers who have a passion for fashion and like to keep their finger on the pulse. Every stay is underpinned by the brand’s signature ‘Just Say SO’ service, to craft unforgettable experiences.”
Guests will be able to unwind on SO/ Maldives’ private island or take advantage of the facilities at The Marina @ Crossroads, an 2,600-foot lifestyle area and beach walk where visitors can discover cafés, restaurants, a beach club, upmarket boutiques, a spa, the Marine Discovery Centre and a 30-berth yacht marina. For meetings and events, the resort will offer an oceanfront wedding venue and meeting space.