Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, the leisure arm of John Keells Holdings continues expansion with the opening of its newest hotel, Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives. The opening of the new resort on the island of Aarahveli is the fourth property added to its portfolio in the Maldives, and the 15th to its overall portfolio which also consists of eight resorts and three city hotels in Sri Lanka.

The five-star deluxe features sleek Italian design elements, a hosting loft, suites, water bungalows, villas and family accommodation comprising 90 rooms in 5 room categories. Special features on the property include the main bar with sweeping views of the Indian ocean, a fully-equipped sports bar, and a luxury wellness spa operated by the acclaimed Mandara Spas.

The property is operated by Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts for Marco Mingoli, property developer, hotel-owner and investor in the Maldives. The hotel offers an array of unique experiences including a swimmable lagoon surrounding the island with an abundance of marine-life. Exclusively designed furniture from Germany, Italy and the Far East offer the property a chic and exclusive ambience.