Lily Hotels added nine exclusive villas, called the ‘Signature Collections’, to its offerings, promising exclusivity and premium services. The group is committed to continuously upgrading and enhancing its services to provide excellent experiences to its visitors. With the inauguration of the new airport and a positive growth projection, Maldives is optimistic about sustained growth in the travel market. In our conversation with Desislav Gospodinov, Group Director, Sales and Marketing, Lily Hotels, we learn more about the group’s plan going forward in 2023.
– Vartik Sethi
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Maldives has emerged as a top destination for travellers from all over the world. However, it’s the India market that has played a significant role in boosting the travel industry in the country. Lily Hotels, a premier group of resorts, has been instrumental in creating a strong base for the India market in Maldives.
Lily Hotels has carefully curated its resorts to offer an experience that resonates with the rich Indian culture. The group has integrated Indian cuisine into its menus, ensuring that the dietary requirements and food preferences of Indian visitors are respectfully accommodated. Jain food and vegetarian food options have also been included, maintaining the authenticity of Indian cuisine. Speaking to Travel Trade Journal, Desislav Gospodinov, Group Director, Sales and Marketing, Lily Hotels, took pride in sharing some of the milestones of the group. “We were the first pioneers to introduce integrated meal plans. We initiative received accreditation from its visitors,” said Gospodinov.
Owing to its steadfast vision and commitment, Lily Hotels has attained great success in providing world-class services to its visitors. Nestled in the lap of nature, both resorts offer awe-inspiring views, serene aquatic life, and breathtaking beauty that guarantee an unforgettable experience for guests. The group takes pride in being among the first movers to introduce integrated meal plans, which have earned the approval of its visitors.
To ensure that visitors make the most of their trip, the resorts offer a wide range of activities, including snorkeling with whales in crystal-clear beach waters. The group’s honeymoon packages, designed especially for newlyweds, provide a romantic getaway. The group continuously upgrades its services, striving to enhance visitors’ experience.
The group recently introduced “Signature Collections,” an exciting new product that features nine exclusive villas ranging from one to four bedrooms. These villas promise exclusivity and premium services, which only further cement the group’s commitment to providing unparalleled experiences and services to its guests.
Shedding light on the growing performance of the hotel group, Gospodinov shared some of the projections for the year ahead, “Market studies promised a pre-pandemic level growth, with markets like Asia showing a spike in the number of visitors that come from this continent.” With the inauguration of the new airport, Maldives is optimistic of sustained growth, and committed to providing excellent services to its visitors. With the inauguration of the new airport, Maldives is optimistic about sustained growth, and Lily Hotels is committed to providing excellent services to its visitors. The group’s strategy includes promotions through events, strong digital marketing, and on-ground service providers.
A strong base for the India market in Maldives, offering an experience that resonates with Indian culture while maintaining the authenticity of Maldives, has placed Lily Hotels for an impressive 2023. The group’s focus on providing world-class services and continuously upgrading its offerings has contributed to its success, and it is optimistic about the future of the Maldives’ travel market.