Travel beyond COVID-19. What travel will look like during & after COVID-19. A series of interviews with our top Hospitality and Tourism partners from around the world. Updates, Awareness, Wisdom & Education.  

Interview with Elina Adiyan – Sales & Marketing Executive at Cheval Blanc Randheli
Maldives, Middle East

To curate, plan and book your next travel experience, contact me directly. info@carlosmelia.com or +1 917 754 5515.

Cheval Blanc Randheli

Cheval Blanc Randheli, signature art de reservoir welcomes couples and families with a unique sense of genuine warmth. A private seaplane carries you to this paradise north of Malé, where 46 villas take palm-roofed cabana living to a new level. Villas face the horizon for the utmost privacy; admire the views by your infinity pool while your Majordome fulfills your every wish and an Alchemist customizes your stay. Guerlain-designed treatments are on the Cheval Blanc Spa island, while fine dining at Le 1947 rivals international gastronomic restaurants. For an ultimate interlude, retreat to the Cheval Blanc Randheli private island.

Book Cheval Blanc Randheli, or any Cheval Blanc property, directly with me – as a preferred partner – via email or phone, and instantly received the following VIP Amenities listed below. Email info@carlosmelia.com – Phone. +1 917 754 5515.

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Full Breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom

  • $150 USD Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay in any of the resort’s restaurants, bars or for room service, i.e. “Carte Blanche”

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Q&A / Travel beyond COVID-19

Q&A Travel beyond COVID-19. Insight shared from out travel partners around the globe. For follow up questions, kindly contact us directly.

When are you foreseeing your hotel opening back for tourists ?
The Maison will welcome guests again from August 15th, 2020

What measures have you taken to reopen post COVID-19 ?
Please address sterilization measures, security, mandates on staff and guests testing, transportation etc.
The well-being and health of our Guests and Ambassadeurs is the key point of the initiatives put in place by our Maison to ensure the safety and peace of mind at all time. Combination of protocols from Health Protection Agency of Maldives and Cheval Blanc Randheli guidelines were implemented into respective departments.    

Some of the most notable measures include:
> Training of all teams on precautionary measures and new protocols
> Respect of physical social distancing
> Wearing of masks by all Ambassadeurs
> Arrival kit with the essentials to ensure the safe way to Maison is to be given to each guest upon meeting with our Ambassadeur in the Airport Lounge
> Personalization of procedures, adaptable to individual requirements
> Strict protocol of disinfecting living spaces, air purification and increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of all public spaces using certified products and equipment

It goes without saying that our teams remain entirely open to any specific needs of our Guests, adapting accordingly within the limits of safety measures.

How do you plan to enforce these measures and how will you ensure compliance ?
Art-de-Recevoir is one of the core values of the Cheval Blanc identity. Today, welcoming our guests means taking care of them so that they can stay in the Maison with peace of mind. All our Ambassadeurs are trained to apply these measures.

How will these measures affect the overall regular stay and experience ?
The adopted measures will be discretely implemented by our teams, to avoid any inconveniences for our Guests.

Booking & Payment Flexibility Terms and Conditions during and after COVID-19 time.
We have updated our terms and conditions policy to prevent the uncertainties of the current situation. Each reservation will be treated on a case-by-case basis whenever deemed required. Flexibility and understanding will play a central role in the booking process. Cancellation policy has been adjusted by needs of our Guests and remains flexible up to 15 days prior arrival.

Will you be offering any special promotions, packages and/or value adds?
We will offer our guests the same services and amenities as always including VIP amenities for booking directly with you, as our Preferred Cheval Blanc Partner.
Our new Homecoming Offer crafted specifically for reopening of the Maison provides guest with variety of benefits. It will be applied to any stays between 15th August and 30th November 2020 and for bookings made prior to 27th November 2020.
Infinite Bliss Offer (Stay 4 Pay 3/ Stay 7 Pay 5) and Early Bird Offer remain applicable with its terms & conditions.

How will you plan to maintain a level social distancing ?
By the nature of the Maison the possibility of exclusive privacy is guaranteed for our Guests. The interaction between Guests and Ambassadeurs will be minimized.

Tell us about the current quarantine and restrictions within your destination ?
The Maldives borders has been opened on 15th July 2020. Firstly, country opened its borders for all nationalities providing a free 30-day tourist visa on arrival. No quarantine measures are subjected, no requirements for submitting any medical test results for entry upon arrival to Maldives. However, travelers presenting with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival will be subjected to a PCR test at the traveller’s cost. Additionally, local health authorities may conduct random testing, at no cost to travelers.

Please add any additional information you believe would be helpful to raise travelers trust levels in order to visit ?
To ensure that all guests staying at the island are COVID-19 free you may choose one of the two options hereby:

Option 1: Undergo a polymerase chain reaction nasal test (commonly known as PCR) no more than 3 days prior to arrival to the Maldives to be presented upon arrival at our Maison. This will significantly reduce your chances of, in case of positive testing upon arrival, find yourself confined in the Maldives for 14 days. Upon arrival to your villa our House Doctor will then simply proceed to a rapid test (saliva or finger blood as per your preference) to ensure you have not been exposed during your journey to the Maldives.

Option 2: Undergo a polymerase chain reaction nasal test (commonly known as PCR) upon arrival at your villa, performed by our House Doctor and sent to testing to a nearby island. You will be invited to remain in the comfort of your villa until the results are rendered (up to 72 hours depending on volume of tests being performed)

Now on a lighter and positive note,

Have you taken advantage of this quiet months, to curate new experiences or discover new locations/destinations? If YES Which ?
Indeed, this period allowed us to embellish our Maison and to prepare fully for a new season.

What is your favorite feature about your property and destination that you wish to share with my clients/readers ?
Should I need to pick one feature, I would definitely highlight the spectacular sense of place. All Villas of our Maison feature spacious lavish interiors with beautifully appointed living rooms, dream bathrooms and voluminous outdoor space with 12.5-metre-long infinity pool.
Maldives has been always a dream destination with turquoise Oceanic waters and magical atmosphere of tropics. Cheval Blanc Randheli is the hushed heaven of the Maldives.

Helpful Resources

Some useful resources you might want to keep in mind, for your upcoming travels during and after COVID-19.

IATA Travel Center  
www.iatatravelcentre.com

US Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs  
www.travel.state.gov

CDC Center for Disease Control & Prevention
www.cdc.gov

World Health Organization
www.who.int

Homeland Security
www.dhs.gov

Global COVID-19 Flights & Travel Restrictions
app.developer.here.com

World Travel & Tourism Council
www.wttc.org/COVID-19/

World Travel Restrictions UN World Food Programme
www.unwfp.maps.arcgis.com

Observatory on Border Crossings Status due to COVID-19
www.wiki.unece.org

Health travel advice for all Countries
www.travelhealthpro.org.uk

EU Reopen
reopen.europa.eu

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