Anantara Kihavah opens with a new look
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is now open and welcoming guests with brand new villas and redesigned wellness and dining concepts, including its newly renovated beach pool residences, restaurants and Anantara Spa. Further enhancing the guest experience, the resort has also implemented Anantara’s Stay with Peace of Mind programme and the launch of the new Anantara app.BEACH POOL RESIDENCES Luxury at its most spacious, Anantara Kihavah’s two-, three-, and four-bedroom Beach Pool Residences marry a light and airy interior design with smart technology home comforts including a fully equipped kitchen, whilst optimising each residence’s space. Cradled by lush foliage and bright bougainvillea accents, the redesign of these beachfront accommodations, starting from 1330 sq m for the Two Bedroom Residence to a commanding 2,000 sq m of space for the Four Bedroom Residence, was completed this year. In homage to Anantara’s hospitality culture, an outdoor Sala Thai provides shaded relief, whilst contemporary lounge furniture sets the stage for rest and relaxation, alongside newly extended swimming pools fitted with massage jets. Uplifted by a light neutral palette, the atmosphere is at once comfortable and relaxed, yet modern and luxurious. Rattan details, woven straw carpets, Maldivian motifs and teak wood furniture further accent the distinctively tropical vibe of each room, while floor-to-ceiling doors effortlessly slide open for sweeping views of the tropics. The highlight in each revamped bathroom, newly fitted with intelligent toilet technology, is a water feature wall designed to mimic that of a real waterfall. REINVENTED DINING Formerly known as Salt, the evolution of the restaurant into Spice has established it amongst the newest restaurants to open in the Maldives. New flexible seating has been introduced, allowing for easy creation of private corners of intimacy or tables to accommodate larger groups. A neutral wood palette presents a timeless, light and airy vibe against a panoramic backdrop of endless blue horizon. WELLNESS REJUVENATED The heartbeat of wellness and relaxation, Anantara Kihavah’s famed over water Anantara Spa has also undergone renovation. All six treatment rooms have been refurbished in soothing pure white, heightening the relaxation vibe, offset by a showpiece carbon-black bathtub or a plump Thai massage bed. New wet and dry facilities have been introduced, including a Finnish-style sauna, infrared sauna, and hot and cold plunge pools. Commenting on the reopening, General Manager, Ross Sanders, said, "The team and I are extremely excited about welcoming our guests back with all these new improvements. Every detail was carefully considered and balanced between creating an utterly brand-new look and maintaining a welcoming familiarity which our repeat guests expect. Our aim is to not only retain the guests’ confidence when it comes to booking their holiday, but also to build on the assurance that every possible measure has been taken to create the safest possible environment for their stay. Hence Anantara’s Stay with Peace of Mind programme defines our heightened safety and cleaning measures, and precautions undertaken in our commitment to safeguarding our guests’ health and wellbeing, as well as that of our team members. A part of this programme is also the introduction of the Anantara app. From being able to order in-villa dining, make a spa reservation, send a live chat request to your personal Villa Host, check in and check out, review your billing portfolio and make the final bill payment through the app, guests can enjoy a smooth and seamless stay experience at the convenient touch of a button through their personal mobiles."