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Rosewood To Open Rosewood Ranfaru Hotel in the Maldives

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The Maldives has no shortage of luxury hotels — and another one is on its way. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has announced that the Rosewood Ranfaru will open to guests in 2027.

Let’s take a look!

Resort Will Be Located in South Malé Atoll

The Rosewood Ranfaru will have 120 beachfront and overwater villas, ranging from 1 to 5 bedrooms. Some will even be located on private islands.

The hotel will be located just 35 minutes by yacht or 10 minutes by seaplane from the Maldives’ main airport, Velana International Airport (MLE) in Malé.

Guests can expect several dining options, a spa, a beach club, and swimming pools for adults and families.

In announcing the resort, Rosewood says it was drawn to open a hotel in the Maldives due to its “mystique and allure.”

“Given its well-earned reputation as a haven for discerning travelers, we are excited to bring our unique brand of lifestyle and hospitality to this chain of islands,” said Radha Arora, President of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “We are confident that through our commitment to immersive amenities, world-class design, and high-touch service, Rosewood will be able to offer the next iteration of Maldivian paradise.”

The Maldives
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The Maldives is perhaps one of the world’s most sought-after luxury vacation destinations. The tropical archipelago, comprised of more than 1,000 coral islands, is in the Indian Ocean. With its far-flung location, points and miles enthusiasts are known to drop hundreds of thousands of points and miles to fly to the Maldives — and even more for a stay.

When it opens, the Rosewood will join other luxury resorts in the Maldives, including Hilton’s Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Hyatt’s Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, and Marriott’s St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

The Rosewood brand is one of the most upscale hotel chains, with 30 luxury hotels, resorts, and residences in 18 countries. While it doesn’t have a massive portfolio, the chain boasts some of the world’s top hotels, including The Carlyle in New York and Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas.

Unlike other hotel chains, Rosewood doesn’t have a points system, so you can’t earn or redeem any Rosewood points for your hotel stays. However, you can redeem credit card points for your stays at Rosewood.

Hot Tip: Check out our guide to the best Rosewood hotels in the world!

Final Thoughts

A new luxury hotel, Rosewood Ranfaru, will be coming to the Maldives in the coming years. For fans of the prestigious Rosewood brand, this should be excellent news. While we don’t know much about the resort yet, you have many other options for a luxury stay in the Maldives!

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About Victoria M. Walker

Victoria holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications and is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter, and the founder of the “Carrying On with Victoria M. Walker” newsletter.


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