Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa launches first private terminal in the Maldives at Gan airport

Monday 4, February 2013


Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa launches first private terminal in the Maldives at Gan airport


Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives today officially becomes the only five‑star resort in the Maldives with its own private executive terminal just five minutes away by speedboat.


The venture is the result of the successful partnership between the resort and Gan International Airport in Addu Atoll.


Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives is a resort of ‘firsts’. It is the first luxury resort south of the equator in the Maldives; it also features the first golf course in Maldives; and now offers the first private executive terminal in the region. The resort has 132 villas with views of the ocean or of the island’s natural lush vegetation with three restaurants and two bars andCHI, The Spa offering innovative therapies in a secluded sanctuary setting.


The Executive Terminal built for the SAARC summit in 2011 was taken over by Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa for the exclusive arrival and departure of Shangri-La’s guests at Gan.  Rebranded, the new terminal comprises two large separate rooms and one VIP exclusive area, the lounge offers a range of first class facilities that guests may require upon arrival.


At 5pm local time on Thursday 31st January 2013, the official launch takes place at the Executive Terminal in the presence of Mr. Mohamed Nazim, the minister of defence and national security and acting transport and communications minister; Mr. Abdullah Jihaad, minister of finance and treasury; Mr. Rene D. Egle, the resort’s general manager; as well as key Maldivian-based tour operators and media representatives.


Mr. Egle said, ‘Providing our guests with a luxurious experience and a truly personalised welcome from the moment they land is for me a great achievement.  I am very thankful to the local authorities and the Gan International Airport team for their excellent cooperation since initial discussions on this project.  Today is a great day for our resort and Addu Atoll and we are ready to welcome our international clientele from all over the world, either via Male or directly to Gan by private jet’.


The Villingili Resort and Spa is delighted to announce this new exclusive development, the only one of its kind in the Maldives, and is pleased to be able to offer its guests an unrivalled level of ease, comfort, and service enhancing their experience both on arrival and departure.


For more information on the Villingili Resort & Spa please visit:



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