Three resorts in the Maldives have officially opened their shared lounge at the seaplane terminal near Male International Airport. Shared between the Hilton, Conrad and Waldorf Astoria resorts, the new lounge offers a very welcome respite after a long international flight.
“Once they’ve landed at the airport, guests transfer by seaplane to our three resorts in the Maldives,” said Regional General Manager Carsten Schieck. “We felt that gave us an opportunity to create a fantastic arrival experience that no other resorts in the country can match. We therefore created this private lounge, inspired by the best international airline lounges, where our guests can enjoy spa treatments, refuel on freshly prepared food or simply just relax and begin their holiday in style.”
Designed to be the equal of the best airline airport lounges in the world, the spacious private lounge facilities include a spa, a children’s play room, a balcony with sun loungers, freshly prepared hot and cold dishes as well as live cooking by the resident chef. Located on the second floor of the Trans Maldivian Airlines seaplane terminal, guests can watch seaplanes taking off and landing in the lagoon in front of the lounge and a bird-eye view of the airport to the rear while they relax.
Guests travelling to Beach House Maldives, a Waldorf Astoria Resort and Conrad Maldives Rangali Island enjoy a large shared lounge while guests of Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi have their own, separate, area.
All guests arriving in the Maldives will transfer to the three resorts by seaplane. Guests are met on arrival at Male International Airport and then shuttled to the seaplane terminal which is a 10-minute drive from the airport where they can then wait for their transfer seaplane flight in total comfort. The seaplane lounge facilities can also be booked by guests who have late evening departure flights on their way back home avoiding the necessity of booking day-use rooms in nearby hotels. The lounge is open from 7am until 11pm, seven days a week.