Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives announced the return of Buddha-Bar Beach, one of the most recognized restaurant brands across the globe, for a three-month pop-up from November 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019. Throughout the winter and festive season, guests will be delighted and entertained with delicious Mediterranean and Asian fusion cuisine, a special mixology corner, an al fresco Veuve Clicquot Beach Cabana and live DJ.
Known for its pulsating energy and unforgettable atmosphere, Buddha-Bar Beach will take over Dr. Ali’s Restaurant at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, where guests can taste Mediterranean and Asian fusion cuisine created by Buddha-Bar Worldwide’s Chef Zuzumo accompanied by tranquil views of the Indian Ocean. The menu has been specifically designed to add a social element to the dining experience with a sharing menu of small plates, ideal for families and groups of friends alike.
In addition, guests can experience the bar’s mixology corner headed by Matthias Giroud, executive bar chef for Buddha-Bar Worldwide. For the special occasion, Giroud concocted a unique cocktail list infused with fresh ingredients from the resort’s Chef’s Garden to complement the food offerings. Set to become a jet set favorite, Buddha-Bar Beach will also launch a late night hot spot at the Endheri Pool Bar complete with Veuve Clicquot Beach Cabanas. This al-fresco setting will offer signature food and drinks set against the backdrop of Villingili’s pristine white beaches and turquoise waters. Guests will also be able to experience the subtle blend of house and lounge music that Buddha-Bar is famed for at both pop-up venues with Buddha-Bar DJ and Music Producer Talilo.
“We are thrilled to be continuing our partnership with Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, bringing guests the second in what is hoped to be a series of Maldivian Buddha-Bar Beach pop-ups on the shores of this island paradise,” said Nabil Souhail, Buddha-Bar’s vice president of business development & operations for the Middle East, Africa and Asia. “The resort offers the perfect setting for our lifestyle concept with its scenic vistas, relaxed atmosphere and exceptional level of service. We hope that Buddha-Bar will add to the unique culinary experiences already on offer at the resort.”
About Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives
Located in the Maldives’ southernmost atoll and only few minutes away from Gan International Airport, the private island resort of Villingili is surrounded by uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean, 12 hectares of lush vegetation, three natural lagoons and pristine beaches for guests to explore. Villingili’s unique setting allows visitors to experience an island unlike any other, with its natural beauty, unrivalled privacy and an array of ocean and land adventures. The resort boasts various types of luxurious private villas, including treehouse villas, which are perched amid the emerald green jungle canopy, and overwater villas, which are strung along the turquoise shoreline. The resort hosts an impressive array of facilities including six restaurants and bars, CHI, The Spa, a peaceful sanctuary located in its own spa village, and bespoke experiences with a dedicated Island Host available around the clock to cater to all desires. Other activities available at the resort include tennis, golf, exploring the neighboring islands, diving and a wide range of water sports. For more information and inquiries about reservations, please call +960 689 7888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first Buddha-Bar opened in Paris in 1996 headed up by Raymond Visan, whose vision was to connect the eastern and western civilizations through an exotic fusion of culinary values. Once launched, it soon became the venue of choice for the city’s beau monde, firmly cementing its position on the capital’s social scene. Since then, Buddha-Bar has impressively grown on a global scale and become one of the world’s most successful restaurant brands with outposts in over a dozen destinations worldwide including Dubai, Marrakech, Monte Carlo and Manila, as well as opening its al fresco lifestyle concept, Buddha-Bar Beach, in Mykonos, Santorini, Abu Dhabi, Mazagan, Mauritius and Baku.
About Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s premier hotel owners and operators, currently manages over 100 hotels globally in 76 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands. Prominently positioned in Asia, the group has established its hallmark of “hospitality from the heart” over four decades in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, North America and the Indian Ocean. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, Bahrain, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. For more information, please visit www.shangri-la.com.