ONYX hospitality group announces its second Maldivian resort

One of the region's leading hotel management companies, ONYX Hospitality Group, has signed an agreement with a joint venture company led by Indian-based Panchshil Realty and Developers Private Limited to launch OZO Maldives.

Scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2020, the 200-villa private island resort will occupy a secluded island in the Raa Atoll, located northwest of the Maldivian capital of Male' City. Positioned as a family-oriented resort, OZO Maldives will bear all the signatures which define an OZO, including an enhanced sleep experience, smart connectivity of personal devices in both private spaces and public areas, and curated destination and activity tips by enthusiastic and informed team members.

Featuring design elements and experience touch points inspired by a fictitious castaway explorer named Sebastian King III, who was an artist and amateur sailor who was shipwrecked and lived alone on the island for eight years before allowing himself to be discovered, OZO Maldives will immerse travellers in a reinterpretation of the legacy he left behind through a series of structures, shelters and landmarks Sebastian creatively constructed from island-sourced raw materials and flotsam washed ashore over the years.

The resort will be opened with 60 water villas and 140 beach villas.