Official Opening of the Deluxe Wing of Hulhule Island Hotel

Wednesday, 23 July 2008 20:15

The new Deluxe wing of Hulhule Island Hotel was officially inaugurated by His Excellency Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, President of Republic of Maldives on June 02, 2008. Speaking at the ceremony, the President said that following the inauguration of the Hotel in 2001, over the past seven years, the Hotel has become a key member of the travel and trade business in the Maldives. He also said that the Hotel has become well-known for its excellent services and the hospitality offered to tourists.

Further, the President noted that the rapid rise in prominence of the Hotel and the inauguration of its new deluxe wing today is the result of the good management of the Hotel and the high standards of service offered by its staff. In his speech, the President noted that the Hotel is vital both to the Male’ International Airport and to the tourism industry as it increases the conveniences offered to travellers, being the only transit style hotel on the airport. The President also said that the future of tourism in the Maldives is bright and that the growth of tourism sector offers a vast number of job opportunities for Maldivians.

In the ceremony, the President was presented with a commemorative gift. The presentation was made by the Chief Executive Officer and President of Singapore Airport Terminal Services, Mr. Clement Woon.

The Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Airport Terminal Services, Mr. Clement Woon, Chairman of Maldives In-flight Catering, Mr. Ali Hussain Didi and the General Manager of Hulhule Island Hotel, Mr. Utkarsh Faujdar also spoke at the ceremony. The Directors of MIC Mr. Yacoob Piperdi, Mr. Peter Tay, Mr. Ahmed Shakeeb and Mr. Ibrahim Amir also shared the stage on this occasion.
After the inauguration ceremony, the President toured the new deluxe wing of Hulhule Island Hotel along with the distinguished guests. He was shown around the newly developed landscaping, Deluxe and Super Deluxe rooms by the General Manager of Hulhule Island Hotel, Mr. Utkarsh Faujdar followed by the refreshments at the Uduvilaa restaurant. The President was appreciative about the developments in the hotel.

The new wing comprises of 51 Deluxe and Super Deluxe rooms that have a superior style, design, theme and finishes. All the guest rooms have a better sea view as there is a balcony with each of the rooms. In this new wing, Hulhule Island Hotel also has extended other facilities such as a rooftop restaurant with a panoramic view of both Male and the Indian Ocean. The revised inventory for Hulhule Island Hotel is now 136 rooms inclusive of various categories of rooms on offer.

It is worth noting that Hulhule Island Hotel was also adjudged as the ‘Best Culinary Establishment’ at Maldives in the Hotel Asia Exhibition & Culinary Challenge 2008. This was the second time in succession that Hulhule Island Hotel has bagged the honours.


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