North Malé Atoll, Maldives – June 1, 2021 – The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C today announced its  debut in the Maldives, with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands. Located on the Fari Islands,  an archipelago on the north-eastern tip of North Malé Atoll, the area is famous for its untouched white-sand  beaches and brilliant azure waters teeming with marine life. Featuring stunning minimalist architecture, the resort 
invites guests to embrace the beru, or circle of island life, and welcomes them into a world of exceptional luxury  and memorable experiences. 
"Following much anticipation surrounding its debut, we are thrilled to finally open The Ritz-Carlton Maldives,  Fari Islands, and set a new standard for luxury hospitality in the Maldives, an internationally desired destination,"  said Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific (excluding China), Marriott International. "This latest addition perfectly complements the Marriott International luxury portfolio, as we continually strive to meet the increasing  demand for luxury offerings and experiences from affluent international travelers. This is an extremely  monumental day for us, and is set to renew confidence in international travel.” 
Easily accessible via a scenic ten-minute seaplane ride, or a 45-minute luxury boat ride from Velana International  Airport, the resort is part of the picturesque Fari Marina with its vibrant Beach Club, charming boutiques and  tempting eateries forming the archipelago's communal heart. The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is ideal for  guests seeking a holiday of discovery or exploration for the whole family.  
Elemental Design Born from the Sun and the Sea  
Designed by the multi-award winning Kerry Hill Architects, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is inspired  by its natural surroundings, including the elements of swirling water and ocean breezes, which are incorporated  into a design narrative that is rooted in the shape of a circle that also represents the flow of island life. The resort  features 100 luxurious one- to three-bedroom villas, either set over crystal clear waters, or nestled along pristine  beach coves, each offering spacious living spaces that blur the line between indoors and outdoors with panoramic  sliding doors, a sun deck with a private infinity pool and breathtaking views. The resort's minimalist design is  respectful of its visual impact on the environment and draws much of its natural surroundings into the guest  experience. As part of the legendary, highly personalized service of The Ritz-Carlton, and inspired by the ancient 
royal customs of the Maldivian royal courts, each room is assigned an 'Aris Meeha' or island butler to fulfil a  guest's every wish.  
Distinct Dining Delivers the Best in Beachfront Luxury  
With seven distinct culinary venues, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands strikes the perfect balance between  high-end dining, beachfront luxury, and wellness-centered menus. Within a beautiful lantern-inspired overwater  space, Summer Pavilion takes inspiration from The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore's Michelin-starred  restaurant, showcasing contemporary Cantonese cuisine. Iwau, or 'celebrate' in Japanese, is an open-air  restaurant with two teppanyaki grills for a multi-sensory dining experience. La Locanda serves rich espressos  in the morning, while aperitifs in the setting sun preludes an evening of delightful southern Italian cuisine. The  family-friendly Beach Shack is inspired by the carefree spirit and relaxed cuisines of the Mediterranean,  featuring shared plates and grilled seafoods. Eau Bar welcomes guests to a laid-back glamourous setting, where  guests can indulge in fresh oysters and caviar while sipping on tableside crafted cocktails, while afternoon tea  gets a Maldivian twist and sunset is celebrated each evening with a captivating drums and fire ritual. 
Two of the resort’s venues are located at Fari Marina, a pleasant eight-minute journey in a dhoni, a traditional  wooden fishing boat, from the resort island to Fari Marina Village. Arabesque is an eye-catching tribute to a  traditional Bedouin tent, inviting diners on a culinary journey from Lebanon to North India. Tum Tum is a food  truck serving light Asian delights; the perfect welcome stop in the middle of a day of shopping and exploration. 
Culturally Immersive Activities Inspire Wonder and Discovery 
At the resort, guests can enjoy an array of experiences designed to immerse them in the best of Maldivian island  life and culture, including exciting adventures with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment Program. Activated for the first time in Asia-Pacific, this unique brand program inspires guests to connect with  nature and ocean life, and to safeguard it for future generations. The programming available at The Ritz-Carlton  Maldives, Fari Islands highlights the rich culture and unique ecosystem of the destination through immersive  experiences designed for children, adults and local residents, including a family cooking class, a bike safari  around the resort and a “Wonders of Water” ocean mystery program facilitated by one of the program’s resident  naturalists.  
The resort’s Ritz Kids program offers a total of 30 activities aimed at inspiring wonder and discovery, including  a signature Ritz Kids treasure hunt, as well as a fun program for teens that includes lessons with expert drone  cinematographers. The resort also caters to all levels of scuba enthusiasts and snorkelers with a dedicated dive  center in partnership with Dive Butler International. Guests can also choose leisurely cruises on traditional  dhonis for a chance to encounter dolphins, or swim with turtles and manta rays.  
In addition to curated fitness retreats, the resort also features a comprehensive tennis program with coaching, as  well as visiting professionals and in-resort tournaments. Guests looking to find their rhythm can take part in a  boduberu drumming class, the heart of traditional Maldivian music and an integral part of island culture. By a  campfire at the Beach Shack, the resort's resident expert on the sea, or Moodhu Edhuru, evokes ancient traditions  with traditional tales of life on the Maldivian archipelagos.  
Natural-Sourced Serenity and Relaxation at The Ritz-Carlton Spa 
For a complete luxury wellness experience, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, in partnership with renowned sustainable  and holistic wellness brand Bamford, is a sanctuary of tranquil relaxation over the turquoise lagoon. The iconic  spa offers nine treatment rooms including a spa suite with its own relaxation lounge, a salon and a boutique.  Cardinal directions of each treatment room exude powerful energy, and a menu of bespoke spa treatments and  healing massages also features a botanical and artisanal body and skincare collection by Bamford. 
“The Ritz-Carlton brand creates exceptional experiences inspired by the surrounding locales, with encounters  that leave lasting impressions and meaningful memories," said Jennie Toh, Vice President of Brand 
Marketing and Brand Management, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. "Through the impeccable  hospitality of our Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, we look forward to sharing the breathtaking beauty  of the Maldivian archipelago, and providing enriching experiences that truly embraces the local culture and  traditions with all our guests." 
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