Iconic brand set to launch in the Maldives in summer 2019, presenting an array of opportunities for all ages to discover their inner rock star
Music is a magnet that brings people together, and a spectacular new hotel will soon be launched in the Maldives that allows all different generations to unwind and reconnect with each other to sounds of their own beats.
Hard Rock Hotel Maldives will open its doors in summer 2019 as part of CROSSROADS Maldives, the Indian Ocean’s largest integrated resort. Located on the stunning Emboodhoo Lagoon, just 15 minutes from Malé International Airport by speed boat, the hotel will feature a series of signature music-inspired experiences for all ages, including the Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club and Teen Spirit, dedicated hangouts for kids and teens, plus a Body Rock fitness centre, a Rock Spa and a Rock Shop.
For kids, no two days at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives will be the same. Young guests who visit Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club and Teen Spirit will be given an “All Access Pass" and can collect passport stamps by participating in activities, or “jams." A daily jam program can include arts & crafts, a mini circus with aerial acrobatics, gymnastics, a climbing wall and introductory self-defence classes, beach activities, water sports and musical stage shows with real instruments and professional musicians or with lip-synching, air guitar, dance routines and more. Private music lessons will also be available to unleash your child’s inner guitar hero or superstar DJ.
All children under the age of 6 will eat for free, while kids aged 6-12 will enjoy a 50 percent discount at the hotel’s restaurants. Families will also be able travel light by borrowing a wide range of children’s amenities, from cribs, UV bottle sanitizers and baby monitors for babies to safety stair gates, toilet training seats and bathtubs for toddlers and PS4 consoles, pool games and selfie sticks for teenagers. Parents who need a night off will be able to book the hotel’s certified babysitting service, giving them the chance to discover serene spa treatments or romantic meals for two.
Families can learn about the Maldives’ pristine environment at the Marine Discovery Centre. Here, a team of dedicated marine biologists will teach guests about the many conservation activities taking place at CROSSROADS Maldives, including a Junior Coral Curator program and clownfish release initiatives.
“Hard Rock is one of the most famous names in the global hospitality industry, and we are delighted to bring this iconic concept to the Maldives for the first time. At Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, families have the chance to turn up the volume with an amazing array of fun, musical activities for all ages. Kids and grown-ups can fulfil their dreams of becoming a rock star, surrounded by idyllic tropical scenery that only the Maldives can provide," commented Dirk De Cuyper, chief hospitality officer, S Hotels & Resorts.
The 178 keys at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives will include duplex family suites, beach villas, overwater villas and pool villas, presenting options for every occasion. For example, the two-bedroom Silver Family Suite will allow parents and kids to stay together in luxury, including bunk beds and a private terrace with direct beach access, while the breath-taking Rock Star Villa will feature its own bar, spacious outdoor living areas, infinity pool and even a private boat jetty.
Music has a magical way of evoking memories, and Hard Rock’s signature the Sound of Your Stay music program will enable
s guests to curate their own holiday soundtrack using downloaded playlists, in-room turntables and even the chance to reserve a Fender guitar from a curated guitar menu, all free of charge. These tunes will remind families of the amazing times they spent together in the Maldives for many years to come.
At the end of an activity-packed day, families will be able to enjoy memorable dining experiences at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives. At Sessions, diners will be treated to contemporary dishes from around the world with indoor and outdoor seating, while The Elephant & The Butterfly presents Mexican-inspired pan Latin cuisine in an idyllic oceanfront setting. Alternatively, the Hard Rock Cafe at CROSSROADS Maldives, just a short walk from the hotel, will offer a taste of America favourites, along with music memorabilia and a menu of handcrafted American classics. Bespoke in-villa dining experiences will also create opportunities for families to come together in culinary harmony.
Scheduled to open in summer 2019, CROSSROADS Maldives will encompass three idyllic islands fringing the Emboodhoo Lagoon in the South Malé Atoll. Phase one will reveal Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, plus the Hard Rock Cafe, Marine Discovery Centre and wide range of other facilities centred upon The Marina @CROSSROADS, an 800-metre lifestyle area and beach walk.