LVMH to Open New Luxury Maison in the Maldives in 2013

LVMH to Open New Luxury Maison in the Maldives in 2013
The luxury hotel group aims to complement its alpine property Cheval Blanc Courchevel with the opening of the new 45-villa Maison on the unspoiled Noonu Atoll in the Maldives.

The Maison – born from a creative collaboration with celebrated architect Jean-Michel Gathy – will offer the same stylish design and relaxed atmosphere, but in the serene setting of the Maldivian archipelago.

Cheval Blanc’s vision is to create an environment that celebrates true craftsmanship, privacy, creativity and genuine, caring service, using the wider LVMH Group’s knowledge and understanding of the most discerning of clients.

The new property will feature 45 villas (including the one of a kind Overwater Garden Villas and a four-bedroom Owner’s Villa with private access) – each a retreat for barefoot living in the tropics.

Cuisine at Cheval Blanc Randheli has been created in collaboration with three-Michelin starred Chef Yannick Alléno and there will be five dining options for guests.

The 1947, named after Château Cheval Blanc’s most sought-after Grand Cru, will offer French fusion cuisine, combining Alléno’s French culinary know-how, infused with local inspiration.

Other options include the relaxed and contemporary The White restaurant, Japanese or Iberian live cooking at The Diptyque and the lively alfresco fish restaurant The Diilanii.

There will also be the private dining space The Table de Partage, serving creative menus prepared by the Chef.

The Cheval Blanc Spa will offer tailored treatments by Guerlain, created exclusively for Cheval Blanc Randheli and including the Sun Ritual – which prepares skin for a day in the sun and the After-Diving Experience.

Guests will be able to reach Cheval Blanc Randheli by Cheval Blanc’s own private seaplane– a 40-minute journey north of Malé.