Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has announced the debut of the Maldives’ first Aqua Wellness Centre. Further elevating the luxury wellness experience available to guests, the expansive facilities feature a brand new Hydrotherapy Pool, Maldives first-ever wellness concierge as well as unique spa treatments, all surrounded by a lush botanical garden facing the Indian Ocean.
The brand new 7,735 square-foot elaborate Aqua Wellness Centre features a custom-built Hydrotherapy Pool, ice fountain, steam room and sauna. Set atop the crystal Maldivian waters, the 2,906 square-foot outdoor pool is designed in zones, where each station of the pool targets a different part of the body. The zones – which include jet bath, air jets, shower jets, and massage lounger – use varying levels of intensity and water temperature that aim to ease muscle tension, boost the immune system, increase blood circulation, speed up metabolism and improve deep sleep quality. Guests can enjoy a specially curated healthy lunch in the garden and a choice of massage, meditation or yoga session following the pool experience. With a capacity of two people, reservations for the Hydrotherapy Pool are required.
Alongside the expanded experiential spa menu, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi welcomes a diverse range of leading wellness experts to the property who will guide guests through holistic and highly customized treatments in private sessions. The lineup of experts from all over the world – with specialties ranging from holistic medicine to martial arts to crystal healing to ayurvedic doctors – is designed to help guests achieve wellness of the mind and body long after visiting Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi.
“Now more than ever, travelers are looking for new wellness experiences to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. We are excited to expand our spa offerings and provide unparalleled wellness journeys for our guests. The Aqua Wellness Centre and Hydrotherapy Pool are harmonious havens of wellbeing and aim to quickly reset travelers’ bodies so they can enjoy the Maldives to the fullest. Through these new amenities, we will not only offer access to world-class facilities and spa therapists, but also globally celebrated experts, who are ready to pass on their wealth of knowledge. Furthermore, our new healthy menu designed in collaboration with our poolside restaurant, The Ledge by Dave Pynt, will be a place for our guests to nourish from within and complete their holistic wellness journey,” said Etienne Dalancon, general manager, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi.
As leaders of wellness in the Maldives, the resort is known for its bespoke treatment menus that ignite a deep sense of relaxation and emotional connection to the pristine environment. Standout treatments include the Signature Spa Journey — encompassing the different natural elements including earth, fire, water and metal. The offering guides guests through an immersive and holistic transformation, and the Starlight Ocean Massage — a rebalancing and healing treatment under the Maldivian Stars in the candlelit, overwater Spa Pavilion. All spa journeys begin with a Wellness Concierge — offering a personalized consultation for each guest to find the journey that will deliver equilibrium in mind, body and soul.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi operates with industry-leading standards of cleanliness and disinfection of the proprietary Hilton CleanStay program, while adhering to the Maldivian health and safety guidelines.
From arrival to check-in and throughout the entire stay, guests can experience an elevated standard of cleanliness and sanitation which builds upon Hilton’s already high standards of housekeeping and hygiene where hospital-grade cleaning products and upgraded protocols are currently in place.