Maldives was traditionally all about escapism but not anymore. It’s grown into a destination with exceptional experiences. Priyanka Teli, Sales Manager, Radisson Blu Resort Maldives talks to Travel Turtle about the exquisite and esteemed hospitality offerings.
Maldives has no dearth of resorts, thus to stand out of the lot the Radisson Blu Resort Maldives has come up with distinctive ideas and services that have worked in their favour exceptionally. The resort has crafted some intimate and memorable experiences for its guests that are both unique and bespoke to them. Bestowed with serenity, healthy and spectacular reef, the property provides its guests the most personalised, complete and unforgettable vacation in this island paradise.
The True Blu Hospitality
Radisson Blu, as a part of Radisson Hotel Group, has a strong brand presence in India and sits high on the preference table of the Indian audience. This definitely made the Indian market develop a profound trust and association with the brand name ‘Radisson Blu Resort Maldives’. Priyanka expresses, “Although we are located in the Maldives on a private island, the team here has developed services suitable as per our guest preferences from different countries and cultures that make their stay comfortable and memorable. We call this – the True Blu hospitality.”
Enticing the India market
The brand presence has definitely helped them map the property amongst the audience regardless of the pandemic or the ever-increasing competition from new resort developments or existing brands in the destination. The distinguishing features and elements have given their audience factors to relate with the resort and choose the property for their holidays. Sharing such exclusive features, Priyanka tells, “The resort has been widely accepted and admired by our guests coming from India because of the distinctive features and services which include villas with pool, selective vegetarian and Jain options for those with dietary requirements, etc. Starting room category at the property is an overwater villa with a private pool, which is the most booked villa category by Indian guests. Where in the pandemic world, luxury is refined as space and freedom, Radisson offers room categories starting from 220 sqm sizes. We are located in South Ari Atoll which is renowned for the abundant marine life, spinner dolphins, and presence of whale sharks throughout the year. Many such features and elements have given our audience factors to relate with the resort and develop their interest to book the holiday with us.”
The Indo-Maldivian Connect
The Maldives and Indian culture are strongly connected for centuries; you will find traces of Indian culture and taste in the cuisine, local dress code and in many other avenues. “The country has its own charm and captivating cultural element which amuses our guests into exploring the depths of the Maldives culture. The Bodu Beru performances, fishing technique by the locals, island lifestyle on residential island, Divehi language and cooking techniques. We have seen our guests developing a sense of curiosity for the destination, people and culture of the Maldives.” tells Priyanka.
At Radisson Blu Resort Maldives, the team extends great experiences and services to the guests so they engage with the community and leave with a memorable stay etched with regional encounters. She adds, “Every brand must adapt to the surroundings and situation. At the Radisson Blu Resort Maldives, we have understood what guests and smart travellers require today. Value for their money, infinite experiences included in their packages, spacious villas, multiple cuisines and food options, personalised service and most importantly- sincere hospitality. I believe most resorts in the Maldives are doing well, but why has Radisson Blu Maldives developed such popularity in just a year of commencing business? Because we make sure you feel the difference- we make sure you feel the Maldives.”
Maldives, the apple of a traveller’s eye
Priyanka feels that travel will be one of the most booming industries contributing too many economies. She further tells, “Maldives will experience demand like never before and not only honeymooners but families, groups, MICE, solo travels, wellness and holistic holidays will throng the destination in huge numbers. You no longer need a reason or celebration to Travel- 2022 will be the year of travel and tourism!”