Editor's PickMay 30, 2022

Editor’s Pick: 3 Resorts Heralding the Digital Transformation of Maldives’ Tourism Industry

In the age where advanced resort technology is playing a vital part in the continuing evolution of the travel industry at a faster pace than ever before, resorts in Maldives are looking to scale their platforms in a continuing process of digital transformation and putting up their effort to keep up with the modernization.

Changing both expectations of patrons as well as the way in which the travel industry conducts its business, some trends in the industry are allowing resorts to integrate advancements that have notably amped up their hospitality and services over the years.


Here are three resorts that are re-inventing technology in different aspects;

Cheval Blanc Randheli – Contact-less Hospitality Experience

Cheval Blanc has partnered with Innspire; a business that builds a hands-on digital experience, where features, brands, networks and devices blend into one in order to adopt a guest connectivity platform to provide the full suite of guest connectivity and digital guest journey solutions across the property.

The private island now expands its art de recevoir hospitality to every corner of the guest experience and provides guests with its user friendly mobile app, full streaming and mirroring capabilities through their connected TV services, movie library, networking services and many more sources of convenient entertainment.

Impossibly tranquil and undeniably divine, Cheval Blanc was born from the desire to redefine the notion of hospitality experiences in rare and exceptional destinations making their trove of technological advancements illustrate their quest for excellence.

Dhigali Maldives – First Unique Resort App

At the start of 2020, Dhigali Maldives announced the launch of the very first interactive resort app coming in different languages, and real time service booking for guests enabling you to check into your room, book excursions, activities or even book a table for dinner through the app itself. The Restaurant concierge will also provide information of dining options and how best to use the restaurant booking application.

The app features a fully interactive map of the island which shows your current location on the island and all of the mandatory locations you will need to keep a track of during your stay.

From current promotions to tracking the shuttle around the island, the Dhigali Maldives App makes your travel experience significantly easier and convenient with most services carried out through the Dhigali Maldives App.

Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi – The Sustainability Lab

The first of its kind in the archipelago, Fairmont Maldives had launched a Sustainability Lab that will transform plastic waste into souvenirs and other unique products. Using current and future technology improvements to allow them to find better ways to reduce, reuse, recycle and upcycle our waste, whilst inspiring others globally to help secure a better future for our oceans and communities.

With the use of highly advanced specialized machinery, plastic waste collected from the beach, reef and oceans and later separated alongside glass and aluminium before the machinery are used to shred, melt and shape them into products.