Maldivian Tourism and Aviation Minister Adeeb Abdul Gafoor in an in an exclusive interview with "The Island Financial Review" in Male recently, said that while Aitken Spence was "expanding its presence" in the Maldivian leisure sector, John Keels Holdings was "looking for new Islands."
Chaaya Island Dhonveli, located in the Male atoll and surrounded by indigo beaches, Chaaya Lagoon Hakuraa Huraa in Meemu Atoll and Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo, encircled by white sandy beaches in the North Ari atoll are the three properties managed by the Keells Group of Hotels.
Aitken Spence Hotels with five resorts has also expanded quite rapidly, he observed. Adaaran Club Rannalhi sits exclusively at the tip of the South Male Atoll. The Island of White Gold - Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi finds itself in peaceful seclusion in the North Male Atoll while Adaaran Select Meedhupparu offers an enchanting holiday in the tropics. At the gateway to the South Atolls, Adaaran Prestige Vadoo, possesses its own exotic reef teeming with vibrant aquatic flora and fauna.The fifth resort Adaaran Prestige Water Villas opens up to a beautiful sun deck.
Adeeb, said that they welcomed more Sri Lankan investments,with Maldives having won the bid for "Official Partner Country", at next years ITB Berlin , rated as the worlds leading travel trade show." The opening ceremony will be organized by us on the theme Visit Maldives.We, will fascinate visitors with colourful events lined up from March 9 to 16. Maldives has positioned itself as a luxurious destination. Now we want to make it an affordable luxury. SriLankan Airlines is planning to launch Colombo- Male - Narita return sectors which would be a welcome boost for tourism." Reuters