Hilton Maldives Amingiri Opening Late 2021

Hilton Maldives Amingiri Opening Late 2021

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A Hilton will be opening in the Maldives later this year, which will be the fourth Hilton-family property in the country.

Basics of the new Hilton Maldives Amingiri

It has been announced that the new 109-villa Hilton Maldives will be opening later this year. This complements the three existing Hilton-family properties in the Maldives (including a Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, and Curio Collection).

Hilton Maldives reception

The Hilton will be located on Amingiri Island in the Male Atoll (which immediately made me think of Amangiri, the Aman resort in Utah), just a 15-minute speedboat ride from Velena International Airport (MLE). There are pros and cons to that:

  • It’s super convenient to just be able to take a quick speedboat transfer to your resort, rather than having to take a seaplane
  • At the same time, proximity to Male usually means that an island is less beautiful, less untouched, and less secluded, and those are largely things that people come to the Maldives to experience

The Hilton’s 109 villas will either be on the beach or overwater, and each will feature a private pool.

Hilton Maldives beach villa
Hilton Maldives water villa

As you’d expect, the hotel will also have a shared pool, spa, salon, and fitness center, as well as six restaurants and bars. Dining options will include an all-day dining restaurant serving international cuisine, as well as an adults-only bar specializing in champagne and gin-based drinks.

The resort will even have a teens-only zone, which some parents may appreciate, since not all properties in the Maldives are particularly teen-friendly.

Hilton Maldives all-day dining restaurant
Hilton Maldives all-day dining restaurant
Hilton Maldives champagne bar

This hotel is not yet bookable, so it remains to be seen what pricing will be like, both when paying cash and when redeeming points.

The Maldives has a lot of points properties…

On the one hand, I guess more hotel options is a good thing for consumers. On the other hand, at this point the Maldives has so many hotels (including ones bookable with points) that I can’t even keep track of them.

Going back several years, there were a couple of points hotels in the Maldives. There was a certain novelty to traveling there, since it was hard to get there, there weren’t that many properties, and actually finding availability with points was challenging. But now there are simply so many properties, and most of the major hotel groups have multiple hotels to choose from.

Is the Hilton as such something to get excited about? I have a few initial thoughts:

  • For a “standard” Hilton, this property looks gorgeous; I’m curious if it’s as nice in real life as in the renderings
  • Many people will appreciate that every room here has a private pool, which isn’t the case at many Maldives properties
  • People will either love or hate that this is just a 15-minute speedboat ride from the international airport; that’s really convenient, but will also mean that the resort won’t be as pristine and secluded as some of the properties that are more of a trek to get to
  • While there are more luxurious brands in the Maldives where you can redeem points (Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, Waldorf Astoria, etc.), one benefit of staying at a less luxurious brand is that I’d expect prices on property to be cheaper, for everything from food and drinks to spa treatments to transfers

Bottom line

The Hilton Maldives Amingiri will be opening in late 2021, and it will be the fourth Hilton-family property in the Maldives. The property will be just a 15-minute speedboat ride from the airport, so that will be convenient.

I’m curious to see what pricing at this hotel will be like (both in cash and points), though at this point I feel like there’s no shortage of hotel options in the Maldives.

Anyone interested in staying at the new Hilton Maldives?

(Tip of the hat to Drew)

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  1. Adam Guest

    Hilton is a rich history hotel chain , Hilton delivers supper high quality hospitality.
    Hilton provides better accommodations to their staffs , no doubt on this !

    Due to covid there are thousands of people lost their jobs in many companies .

    hope Hilton have thinking to re connect , re contact the redundant staffs from conrad Maldives when this Hilton property back on operation.
    This is what some other hotel does...

    Hilton is a rich history hotel chain , Hilton delivers supper high quality hospitality.
    Hilton provides better accommodations to their staffs , no doubt on this !

    Due to covid there are thousands of people lost their jobs in many companies .

    hope Hilton have thinking to re connect , re contact the redundant staffs from conrad Maldives when this Hilton property back on operation.
    This is what some other hotel does to take care their staffs when tourism get back to normal from covid .

    There we know how Hilton look after there employees .
    There we know how much love Hilton have their staffs .
    There we know how precious are long term services team members .

  2. Hassan Didi Guest

    Can I get official e mail

  3. Azamaraal Guest

    A significant advantage of the Amingiri over the Conrad or Waldorf is that the speedboat can operate longer and later hours than the typical seaplane transfers. Because the twin Otters fly VFR the last flights are typically 5 PM or earlier which means you have to leave early in the afternoon and will arrive probably around noon as well so lose a lot of time at the resort.

    Some QR/EK/EY flights arrive later than the...

    A significant advantage of the Amingiri over the Conrad or Waldorf is that the speedboat can operate longer and later hours than the typical seaplane transfers. Because the twin Otters fly VFR the last flights are typically 5 PM or earlier which means you have to leave early in the afternoon and will arrive probably around noon as well so lose a lot of time at the resort.

    Some QR/EK/EY flights arrive later than the last seaplane so that an overnight in Male is in the works.

    1. DCS Diamond

      One takes a speedboat to WA Maldives, not a seaplane...at least that was the case for my stay there Dec 30, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020, which feels like eons ago.

  4. Joe Guest

    Also announced, transfers will be aboard a golden yacht, and will be $1250++ per person, each way.

  5. Kyle Guest

    Just got back from Conrad Maldives (and QR suites home). It was amazing (and expensive). Made me wonder how the WA Maldives service could be any better - I don't think I plan on ever finding out. Would go back to the Conrad though.

  6. Andrew Y Guest

    Me: Let’s to go Amingiri
    Wife: Wow, we’re going to Amangiri? I’ve always wanted to spend $2000 a night for a hotel.
    Me: No, AMINgiri. It’s a Hilton.

  7. pstm91 Platinum

    I hope too many people don't book with the hopes of visiting Utah .

    1. Super New Member

      Ha - I wonder if Amangiri will have something to say about the name. Very similar and at first glance I wondered if they were associated.

  8. pixielott46 Guest

    I wonder how much they will charge for the 15 min speedboat ride

  9. Eric_P New Member

    As a former teenager, I would say; "this is cool, I guess..."

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Adam Guest

Hilton is a rich history hotel chain , Hilton delivers supper high quality hospitality. Hilton provides better accommodations to their staffs , no doubt on this ! Due to covid there are thousands of people lost their jobs in many companies . hope Hilton have thinking to re connect , re contact the redundant staffs from conrad Maldives when this Hilton property back on operation. This is what some other hotel does to take care their staffs when tourism get back to normal from covid . There we know how Hilton look after there employees . There we know how much love Hilton have their staffs . There we know how precious are long term services team members .

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Hassan Didi Guest

Can I get official e mail

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DCS Diamond

One takes a speedboat to WA Maldives, not a seaplane...at least that was the case for my stay there Dec 30, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020, which feels like eons ago.

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