Alila Kothaifaru Maldives opens in May 2022
Alila Maldives is made of 88 island villas, spread out over a vast lagoon and surrounded by pristine turquoise waters.
Amazing news for anyone looking to take their Maldives holidays up a notch. The new Alila Kothaifaru is set to have 80 villas, 36 of which will be over the water. The hotel will be located in the north of Male, Raa Atoll, and can only be accessed by flying with a seaplane. It’s always a joy to see new resorts opening in the Maldives, but it would be nice to see more remote hotels. Most of the resorts that opened this year are an easy speedboat trip away from Male and therefore don’t provide as spectacular a view.
The company behind the hotel has what looks like real pictures, giving the impression that it’s done. The resort looks more or less complete in these photos. It seems like everything just comes down to more training and finishing touches now, but I think the hotel will open soon. Hyatt’s website still shows an “early 2022” opening date.
Alila Maldives offers points & cash rates
FlyerTalk user Gertjaars spoke with their Hyatt Concierge and learned some new information about the hotel, which I’m sure many others will be interested in:
The opening date for the hotel is May 1, 2022.
For the first three nights of your stay, you can stay in a villa at the hotel for $950 per night (standard) or $1,450 per night (overwater).
Rooms are expected to be 2,100 square feet, on average.
Hyatt has a program that allows people to buy points. A Category 7 Hyatt hotel will cost 25,000, 30,000, or 35,000 points per night (depending on if it’s off-peak, standard, or peak).
The one-way seaplane transfer flight per person will cost $600.
Members of World of Hyatt will be excited to know that they can now extend their World of Hyatt benefits through the use of WOCA.
There is a lot to love about the World of Hyatt hotel chain and its points system. Especially if you are a Globalist tier member, you really get some great stuff using your points. The redemption process itself with World of Hyatt is also extremely good, with very little fuss and so many options outside of the ordinary award nights.
One downside is that it has been reported that the hotel may not accept upgrades. As this is the case at the Park Hyatt Maldives, it’s best to check beforehand. If you want an overwater villa at a resort, you’ll likely have to pay the difference in rates between those and a beach villa. You may not like this information but it is still accurate.
Alila has been around for a long time and is returning to the Maldives with a new resort
The upcoming project is interesting because the Alila brand will make a comeback to the Maldives.
In 2009 the Alila Maldives Hadahaa opened and it was under the Alila Maldives brand. A year later, in 2010, Hyatt added onto their suite of hotel brands by buying the company that owned Alila.
In 2011 management for the property was turned over to Hyatt, and the former Alila became known as the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa.
In 2018, Hyatt took over management of the Alila hotel chain
Now there will be a brand new Alila property in the Maldives, managed by Hyatt
Alila is a luxury nature-focused brand from the Hyatt group. A lot of people find it on par with Park Hyatt, but there are some differences in quality.
The pictures of Alila the Maldives make it seem the resort is very similar to Park Hyatt.
The Alila Kothaifaru Maldives is now expected to open in May 2022, so hopefully, the hotel starts accepting reservations soon. We should expect the hotel to be a Category 7 World of Hyatt property, which means that a free night redemption will cost 25,000 points.