Cheval Blanc Randheli Maldives
Cheval Blanc Randheli
Randheli Island – Noonu Atoll
Republic of Maldives
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Renato W. Chizzola
Cheval Blanc is the luxury hospitality brand developed by LVMH Hotel Management. The group began with Cheval Blanc Courchevel, followed by Cheval Blanc Randheli and Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France. Other confirmed projects include La Samaritaine in Paris and Oman.
LVMH Hotel Management has complete ownership of the brand; its direction, design, service and management, led by its own, dedicated in-house team.
CHEVAL BLANC RANDHELI
History & Story
Cheval Blanc Randheli is an intimate and contemporary haven on the unspoiled Noonu Atoll, a 40-minute journey north of Malé, which guests will enjoy in the Maison’s own bespoke seaplane for an exceptional holiday start. The opening of the 45-villa Cheval Blanc Randheli complements the group’s Alpine Maison, Cheval Blanc Courchevel, by offering a stylish design and relaxed, friendly atmosphere, now in the serene setting of the Maldivian archipelago.
In 2013, the Maison completed construction and design. Elegant, refined and designed for stylish island barefoot living, Cheval Blanc Randheli is born from a creative collaboration with celebrated architect Jean-Michel Gathy. The Maison was conceived in synergy with the island’s natural surroundings, and striking architecture naturally blends with the island’s landscape, vegetation and lagoon views. Great attention has been given to the privacy of guests and ensuring a feeling of space.
The Cheval Blanc Spa invites guests to a sensory journey on an exclusive island dedicated to well-being and relaxation. Guests may enjoy exclusive culinary experiences, either in one of the five restaurants and three bars, or by Carte Blanche in-villa tailor-made dining. In each villa, a Majordome looks after guests’ every wishes, whilst the Alchemists suggest tailor-made activities for unforgettable experiences.
Located on the pristine Noonu Atoll, in a protected lagoon in one of the most sought-after Maldivian destinations.
Key sites and activities
Noonu is the ideal playground for reef snorkeling, diving expeditions, watersports (wakeboarding, fun-tubing,etc ), fishing and sunset cruises. Guests may set sail for neighbouring island Maakurandhoo to play on the private tennis courts. Further, guests can perfect their golf swing in the golf simulator. The PADI certified Diving Centre invites guests to discover the unique treasures of Maldivian submarine life.
Throughout the year, Cheval Blanc Randheli hosts exclusive events with the world’s most prestigious brands including those from the LVMH Group portfolio and up-and-coming artists. The Maison’s olfactive signature is ‘Island Chic’ a collaborative creation with François Demachy, head perfumer of Parfums Christian Dior.
The Maison also invites children to play at Le Carrousel Kids Club’s pool or arts & crafts playrooms and Le Paddock Teens Club. This teenage lounge is equipped with a media lounge and table-football .
1 & 2 bedroom Garden Water Villas
The 14 one or two-bedroom one-of-a-kind Garden Water Villas, ranging from 240 to 355 sqm (2,580 – 3,820 sqft), combine stilt architecture with a unique garden experience. Perched right over the lagoon with a private backyard garden, they bestow a high sense of privacy and all the pleasures of a seaside setting. Garden Water Villas feature ample overwater decks with a pergola equipped for alfresco dining, an outdoor lounge, a rain shower and a 12.5-metre-long private infinity pool overhanging the crystalline lagoon.
1 & 2 bedroom Island Villas
Set amidst luxurious gardens, the 15 one or two-bedroom Island Villas, ranging from 240 to 300 sqm (2,580 – 3,230 sqft), are particularly suited for families. The main villa hosts a master bedroom and a relaxation area with daybed. The second bedroom, with its dedicated access, features an en-suite bathroom and a walk-in closet. Inviting outdoor terraces allow for relaxation next to the 12.5-metre-long swimming pool or on the villa’s own private white sand beach.
1 bedroom Water Villa
Perched on traditional stilts over Noonu atoll’s translucent waters, the 15 Water Villas, each 240 sqm (2,580 sqft), offer an unforgettable seaside living experience. Generous overwater decks feature a dining pontoon and an outdoor lounge as well as a refreshing rain shower and a 12.5-metre-long private infinity pool.
The Owner’s Villa sprawls across its own private island of 8000 sqm and is accessible from a private berth and jetty. The epitome of lush modern island living, with exceptional private spaces, a dedicated team and exclusive facilities including its own spa, a stunning 25-metre-long swimming pool, pristine beaches, exotic gardens and private fleet of dhonis. A one-of-a-kind 4 bedroom villa with a detached guest villa.
Restaurant(s), Bars & Stars
• Le 1947
Named after Château Cheval Blanc’s most sought-after Grand Cru, here Executive Chef Laurent Chancel revisits French culinary know-how with local inspiration in a 9-course tasting menu that evolves on a weekly basis. The adjoining 1947 Bar proposes live piano entertainment, a Cigar Lounge and views of the impressive Wine Museum.
• The White
Relaxed and contemporary, the White offers a brasserie-style cuisine. Its terrace, with views over the coral reefs, is the perfect place to relax at any time of the day.
• The Diptyque
A live-cooking theatre with a split personality, serving the finest Japanese cuisine alongside East-Asian gastronomy.
• The Deelani
A lively restaurant offering local seafood and Italian specialties in a relaxed alfresco environment, before transforming into an open-air late-night venue.
• La Table de Partage
A private dining space that celebrates the convivial art of eating together.
• The White Bar
The Maison’s poolside bar offers all-day cocktails, refreshments, pastries and light snacks with a tropical twist in a convivial atmosphere
Meal plan is only on a bed and breakfast basis.
The Cheval Blanc Spa offers exclusive treatments by Guerlain created for Cheval Blanc Randheli. Four single and two prestige treatment villas for two – the Orchidée Villas.
A stunning 625sqm infinity-edge main swimming pool.
On the main island, the fitness centre is equipped with the latest Technogym machines. A personal trainer remains at guest disposal.
Corporate and celebration events
Our Team of Alchemists ‘Experience Designers’ are here to design activities and experiences during guests’ stay and are in charge of making special arrangements for all celebrations as per guests’s wishes.
Extra notable features
The Maison’s concept store is a treasure-trove of local curiosities and limited edition items from sought-after brands such as Hublot, Pucci or Bonpoint for little ones.
A Guerlain boutique, a first in the Maldives, displaying the brand’s skincare, make-up and unique fragrance collections
Private lounge at Malé international airport and customized Cheval Blanc seaplane
A Hair Spa by Leonor Greyl which offers exclusive, tailored hair beauty treatments using only natural ingredients
A yoga studio, relaxation pavilions and hot bath
A Spa Bar proposing an array of nutritious snacks and fresh fruit juices served in its private gardens and on the spa beach
Experiential dining provides guests with the ability to dine anywhere at any time. Chefs can cook in the dedicated outdoor dining pergolas of each villa, create a starlit beach BBQ, or cater to guests’ every whim by conjuring unique dining experiences in remote locations across the Maison’s islands.
Hotel main Awards
• Air France Madame – Gold List
• Condé Nast Traveler, China – Gold List
• Tatler Travel Guide, UK – 101 Best Hotels
• Condé Nast Traveler, USA – The Gold List
• Elite Traveler , USA – Top 10 Private Island Resorts
• L’Officiel Voyage, France – Les 50 Best Of de la Rédaction
• Condé Nast Traveller, UK – The Hot List 2014
• Travel & Leisure , USA – It List 2014
• Condé Nast Traveler , Spain – Hot List 2014
• Condé Nast Traveller Spa Guide , UK (inclusion)
• The World’s Top 100 Resorts – Robb Report
• August Man , Singapore – The Hotel It List
• Les 200 Plus beaux Hôtels du Monde
• The Sunday Times, UK – The Hot List 2013
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