The festive season is all around at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, as the resorts celebrate their first winter with a series of fun-filled activities for guests of all ages
Rockin’ Festive Season at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives
Think pink as Hard Rock Hotel Maldives decks its halls with rose-coloured decorations, accessories and beverages, inviting guests to complement the theme and dress pretty in pink. The festivities kick off on 22 December with an Island Food and Wine Fun Fair, featuring an assortment of exotic flavours from Indonesia to Japan, to Saudi Arabia. Here guests are invited to adorn a chef’s hat and apron at Sessions and learn the tricks of the trade behind each chef’s live cooking station.
On 23 December, little Rock Stars are invited to rock around the Christmas tree with the resort’s Tree Lighting Ceremony at Octagon Lawn, accompanied by delicious Christmas cookies, fruit punch and heart-warming mulled wine for adult Rockers.
On Christmas Eve, families and friends can come together to enjoy Christmas In The Sand at Sessions, a unique dining experience on the shore with colourful and creative festive dishes, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Indian Ocean. On Christmas Day, jingle all the way to The Elephant and The Butterfly, where rosé and pink hats are aplenty and a pink Christmas brunch like no other awaits.
The festivities resume on 27 December with La Vie en Rosé Fridays; sip rosé, savour seafood, soak in the sunshine and dance to live music throughout the day at The Elephant and The Butterfly. On 29 December, celebrate the delights of the Indian Ocean with a Seafood Market, showcasing the finest in Indian Ocean cuisine with fresh daily catches at Sessions.
On New Year’s Eve, Hard Rock rings in the New Year with all things pink, where a sumptuous feast at Sessions tickles the tastebuds, and everything from gin, to cocktails, to champagne and beer, are all served in shades of pink. Live entertainment ensues by the beach with latino band Sugar, followed by renowned acoustic guitarist Luca Stricagnoli. The resident DJ will bid adieu to 2019, delivering top tunes into the early hours.
SAiiSational Festive Season at SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton
Festivities are aplenty at SAii Lagoon Maldives where decorations of blue and silver will echo throughout the resort, bringing festive cheer to the island paradise. Beginning on 22 December, young ones can join the resort’s chefs to craft and decorate their very own gingerbread house at Miss Olive Oyl.
The build-up to Christmas continues on 23 December, when parents, children and couples are invited to enjoy the resort’s SAiisational Tree Lighting, during which fruit punch, cookies and glühwein will be served to the sound of joyous SAiicarollers.
On Christmas Eve, little ones can make their way to Santa’s Wishing Counter at Koimala & Maalimi’s Junior Kids Club and Camp, where Santa’s helpers will be ready to make wishes come true on Christmas Day. Christmas Eve dinner will be served at Miss Olive Oyl, where wholesome delicacies and fresh ingredients will come together to create a mouth-watering feast fusing the flavours of East and West.
On Christmas Day, wondrous surprises lie in store as Santa’s sleigh touches down on the shimmering sands of SAii Lagoon Maldives. Guests will be invited to gather around Koimala & Maalimi’s Junior Kids Club and Camp as an exciting morning filled with engaging activities and amusement awaits. At lunchtime, Miss Olive Oyl Pool will host Art Of The Party; a colourful event featuring flamboyant costumes, vibrant artworks and Mediterranean delights alongside live musical entertainment.
Meanwhile, on New Year’s Eve, guests can enjoy an exotic celebration at One Thousand And One Nights, an enchanted evening filled with aromatic flavours, fairy tale lighting and live entertainment. The celebrations continue after dinner in Café del Mar Maldives with a Countdown Party till late.
Just 15 minutes by speedboat from Male, SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton and Hard Rock Hotel Maldives opened on 1 September 2019 as part of CROSSROADS Maldives, the first integrated resort destination in the Maldives. CROSSROADS is home to an array of entertaining and educational activities including Maldives and Marine Discovery Centres, a Lèn Be Well Spa, Cafe del Mar beach club, and a Hard Rock Cafe.
About Hard Rock®:
With venues in 76 countries spanning 262 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops® and Cafes - Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's most valuable collection of music memorabilia at more than 83,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. In 2019, Hard Rock International was honoured as one of Forbes Magazine’s America’s Best Large Employers, Forbes Magazine’s Top Employers for Women and No. 1 in J.D. Power’s 2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains. Hard Rock destinations are located in the world’s greatest international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, where its headquarters are located. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.
About CROSSROADS Maldives
Crafted from tales of the past, designed to inspire the present, CROSSROADS Maldives is the next chapter in the story of one of the world’s most amazing destinations. The archipelago’s only “one-stop, non-stop” lifestyle destination invites adventurous travellers from the four corners of the globe to cross paths and explore a treasure trove of iconic oceanfront resorts, upscale lifestyle outlets and endless entertainment offerings, as well as the stunning natural, cultural and nautical attractions that have lured maritime travellers to the Maldives for centuries. CROSSROADS Maldives is where cultures meet. To learn more visit www.crossroadsmaldives.com.
About S Hotels & Resorts Public Company Limited
S Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Singha Estate Public Company Limited, is a new era Thai-inspired personalized hospitality company that caters to upscale travellers with an independent spirit. The group offers guests a portfolio of 39 properties in 5 countries with a total of 4,647 keys and provides guests with the opportunity to experience the best destinations from a unique perspective while enjoying world class facilities and tailored services. S Hotels & Resorts’ properties are located in attractive, unspoiled locales to provide an exclusive playground built around nature, culture, wellness and adventure, with a generous helping of creature comforts and fine cuisine. Each property boasts its own distinctive, destination sensitive designs and unique signatures while also providing consistency thanks to a well-defined brand philosophy and a service culture that focuses on exceptional guest experiences backed up by Thai-inspired hospitality and global quality standards. To learn more, visit www.shotelsandresorts.com.