Outrigger acquires luxury Maafushivaru Resort in the Maldives

Outrigger Hospitality Group has acquired the newly renovated five-star Maafushivaru Resort in the Maldives.

Renamed Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort, the luxury resort is located on a private island in the pristine South Ari Atoll region, a 25-minute seaplane from Malé.

The resort offers a collection of 81 luxury villa styles including beach, pool and duplex accommodations, overwater bungalows and seven restaurants, bars and cafes.

“This resort is the perfect addition to our array of global beachfront properties,” said Jeff Wagoner, president and CEO of Outrigger Hospitality Group.

“With travel on the rise, we look forward to welcoming our global guests to the Maldives and curating unforgettable Outrigger Signature Experiences that allow visitors to appreciate Maldivian culture in an iconic beachfront setting.”

Outrigger will leverage the knowledge of general manager John Allanson, who has served the brand previously and has three decades of hospitality leadership experience.

“Respecting local host culture and fostering a deep appreciation for the communities in which we operate is key to the Outrigger experience,” said Wagoner.

“As Outrigger nears its 75th anniversary this year, we look forward to celebrating this new luxury property in the Maldives as part of the next chapter for our premier beach resort brand.”