Cheval Blanc unveils its second luxury maison
Cheval Blanc Randheli, the second Cheval Blanc Maison by LVMH Hotel Management, will open in the summer of 2013.
The property will be an intimate and contemporary haven on the unspoiled Noonu Atoll, a 40-minute journey north of Malé, which guests will enjoy in the Maison’s own bespoke seaplane for an exceptional holiday start. The opening of the 45-villa Cheval Blanc Randheli complements the group’s Alpine Maison, Cheval Blanc Courchevel, by offering a stylish design and relaxed, friendly atmosphere, now in the serene setting of the Maldivian archipelago.
The Maison has been conceived in synergy with the island’s natural surroundings, lush vegetation and lagoon views. Contemporary yet indigenous, graceful and understated, it is the perfect balance of modern architecture and traditional inspirations. The flow of the resort creates a residential feel that is full of surprises and variety.
Great attention has been given to the privacy of guests and ensuring a feeling of space. This is reflected in the sleek design of each villa; with lofty cathedral-style ceilings framed by seven metre high hand-crafted doors and the strong sense of openness created by the continuation of the interiors into the outdoors.
The Maison features 45 beautifully appointed loft-style villas – each a retreat for barefoot living in the tropics. All villas have a large living room, adjoining powder room, spacious bedrooms, double dressing rooms and light-filled bathrooms. Outdoors, all feature a 12.5m private infinity pool and dining pergola or pavilion plus a private beach, spacious overwater decks or dedicated gardens.
Also on offer are 15 one or two-bedroomed Beach Villas, particularly suited to families. Perched on traditional stilts over Noonu Atoll’s translucent waters, the 15 Overwater Villas offer an unforgettable lagoon-side living experience while 14 one or two-bedroom one-of-a-kind Overwater Garden Villas combine stilt architecture with an individual garden experience. Perched right over the lagoon and surrounded by abundant private gardens, the villas provide a high sense of privacy and all the pleasures of a lagoon experience.
Created by Cheval Blanc’s unique team of Experience Alchemists, a truly personal approach translates into tailor-made activities, unforgettable experiences and bespoke surprises for each guest, creating lasting memories. The Cheval Blanc experience begins upon arrival at the Maison’s private seaplane lounge with an island transfer in Cheval Blanc’s specially customised seaplane. Other experiences include, dive expeditions in its preserved coral reefs either on one of the Maison’s local dhonis or its private yacht, relaxing in the gigantic infinity-edge pool, the Maison’s concept store -a treasure trove of local curiosities and limited edition items and a number of exclusive events with the world’s most prestigious brands including those from the LVMH Group portfolio and up-and-coming artists.
Among the various signature dining concepts are: The 1947, named after Château Cheval Blanc’s most sought-after Grand Cru serving the best of French culinary, a wine cellar with rare vintages and a cigar lounge complete this fine dining experience, the White serving around the clock serving breakfast and brasserie-style cuisine, the Diptyque live-cooking theatre, the Dilanii, lively fish restaurant, the Table de Partage – a private dining space and the White Bar, the Maison’s poolside bar.