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Mövenpick and MOTIV Design Studio creates a breathtaking private island resort in the Maldives
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Think of a reclusive island – and yet luxurious, too. A place where you’ll feel like you’re the only person on the planet, and a pina colada is only a wave of the hand away. Nestled on a private island in Noonu Atoll, situated in the northern part of the Maldives, Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives promises this serene seclusion and tropical tranquility starting November of this year. 

Poland-based company MOTIV, used the private, uninhabited tropical island of Kuredhivaru as a blank canvas to design this tropical haven. Taking inspiration from the Maldives’ spectacular natural scenery, MOTIV designed a resort that showcases a series of unique architectural features and distinctive design touches that complement the soothing natural surroundings.


Organic shapes for the roofs in villas and restaurants make the structure blend better with environment. Interiors were ergonomically planned, providing guests sublime comfort and makes them more attune with nature. Pawel Podwojewski, founder of MOTIV, also emphasized that sustainability has always been a priority for them. He shared, “we wanted to make sure we did not damage the island or the marine environment, so we followed nature. Also, we did not want to build anything too contemporary; so you will find in the final design influences from the Maldives and Indonesia. 


The 30 Beach Pool Suites and three Beach Spa Pool Residences are surrounded by native trees and mature plants, providing privacy and shade. Each room features an amazing elevated deck that “floats” three meters above the private pool, offering endless ocean views. Guests in each of the 72 Overwater Pool Villas will discover a huge glass floor in the hallway, which frames breathtaking displays of marine life underfoot. Each villa also features a private pool and a large outdoor deck with a hammock and direct access to the shimmering sea below. The roofs, inspired by central Asian culture, provide beautiful canopies that reflect ambient light into the rooms at night.


In terms of natural materials, coconut wood has been used for the furniture, structural elements of salas and the interior mosaics were finished with hand-made square shape coconut tips creating a warm and enchanting environment indoors. The resort has 3 restaurants to cater to different gustatory adventurers. The resort’s main restaurant, ONU, is built entirely from bamboo with a wide open roof, including intricate geometrical shapes, while Bodumas, the seafood restaurant, boasts a roof design that’s inspired by seashells. The third restaurant, Latitude 5.5, follows the bamboo organic design and provides a spectacular view from the edge of the infinity swimming pool.

“Conservation is a key element of the project. Every coconut palm on the island has been preserved, with a limited number being replanted. The island is also home to some traditional coral brick structures with historical and cultural significance, and these have also been preserved for guests to visit,” added Pawel Podwojewski, founder of Motiv-Studio.

Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives will be Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ inaugural property in the Maldives, and the first Maldivian project for MOTIV, bringing a fresh perspective to the country’s hospitality scene. 

Guests who want to experience this new architectural wonder now have the chance to book their dream holiday at Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives with enticing opening rates starting from just US$577 per night inclusive of breakfast and taxes. 

Bookings of three nights or more will also include an array of additional benefits, including US$100 resort credit per stay (valid for food and beverage, spa treatments, water sports and diving), plus an additional 20% discount at the Diving and Water Sports Centre, and a free room upgrade (subject to availability). 

This opening offer is valid for stays between 1 November and 23 December 2018. For more information and reservations, please call +960 656 3000 or email D+C

About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts 
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is a modern, international upscale hotel management firm with a “we make moments” business philosophy, recognising that small gestures make a big difference to its guests, business partners and its workforce of more than 16,000 team members. The company manages more than 82 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East and is on track to meet its target of operating 125 properties by 2020. Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ values reflect its Swiss roots and rich culinary heritage and it is passionate about delivering gastronomic excellence and intuitive service – all with a personal touch. Committed to sustainable practices and caring for local communities in the destinations where it operates, Mövenpick is the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world.For more information, please visit

WORDS:  Lean Panganiban-Duanan 
IMAGES:  Movenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives

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