HAWAII-BASED Outrigger Enterprises Group has bought over the Konotta Island Resort in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in the Maldives.
The transaction, which was brokered by JLL’s Hotels and Hospitality Group, was finalised just yesterday for an undisclosed amount.
Konotta Maldives Resort will undergo a property renovation and reopen in July as the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort. Konotta island is situated 340km to the south of Malé, accessible via a 55-minute flight from Malé to Kaadedhdhoo Airport, followed by a 20-minute speedboat ride.
Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort will offer 27 beachfront pool villas in one- and two-room configurations and 21 overwater pool villas. The renovation will add four more beachfront pool villas and one overwater presidential villa.
Facilities available to guests after renovation include new dining concepts, a marine education centre, a Navasana Spa, and retail outlets.
"This latest acquisition marks the continued successful expansion of Outrigger in the Indian Ocean and fits perfectly with Outrigger's aim to be the world's premier beachfront resort brand," said David Carey, president and CEO at Outrigger Enterprises Group. "The Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort will be operated and marketed as a high-end premium property located in a magnificent atoll setting."
The new purchase is Outrigger’s second resort in the Indian Ocean following the purchase of Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa in April this year.