WALDORF ASTORIA MALDIVES ITHAAFUSHI TO DEBUT FIRST ZUMA RESTAURANT IN THE MALDIVES
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Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi introduces the newest addition to its collection of 10 distinctive culinary experiences at the iconic resort paradise with the debut of the world-renowned Contemporary Japanese concept Zuma at the resort in the archipelago.
WALDORF ASTORIA MALDIVES ITHAAFUSHI
Waldorf Astoria Maldives First Zuma in the Indian Ocean
The globally applauded Zuma is inspired by the traditional
Japanese izakaya. Zuma Maldives is inspired by the beauty of its magnificent
location, complementing its ambiance at Waldorf Astoria Maldives with the use
of natural resources and local design techniques.
“With its legacy of global culinary excellence, Zuma is the
perfect addition to Waldorf Astoria Maldives’s fine selection of specialty
dining venues. This pristine setting surrounded by crystal blue waters combined
with Zuma’s legendary elevated izakaya concept, will provide a dream to the
senses for luxury leisure seekers around the world,” said Etienne Dalancon,
general manager, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi.
Zuma Maldives will serve its specialty cuisine, along with
delicately sliced seabass with yuzu, truffle oil and salmon roe, roasted lobster,
shiso ponzu butter and spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, red chili and sweet
soy among others. The restaurant additionally features exclusive lounge area
where Zuma’s signature beverages can be enjoyed with endless blues of turquoise
and emerald green shades of the ocean.
Zuma was co-founded by Rainer Becker and Arjun Waney in
2002. Zuma London, the first restaurant to open, remains the brand's homestead.
Zuma has successfully launched several locations across the world including
Hong Kong (2007), Dubai (2008), Istanbul (2008), Miami (2010), Bangkok (2011),
Datca Peninsula (2013), Abu Dhabi (2014), New York (2015), Rome (2016), Las
Vegas (2017) and Boston (2019).
Guests experiencing Zuma Maldives while staying at Waldorf
Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi can enjoy the white sands and crystal blue waters, Waldorf
Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi resort is a 40-minute yacht journey from Velana
International Airport. From 10 celebrated dining venues, including
Michelin-starred chefs and Terra, the only private hand-crafted bamboo dining
pods in the Maldives, a world-class spa sanctuary, the first Aqua wellness
center of its kind in the Maldives, and an exclusive Private Island, the resort
offers a plethora of activities for all generations. The resort features 119
beach, reef, and overwater villas with private pools, including the Ithaafushi
private Island, complemented by world-class facilities for a unique and
memorable stay. Ithaafushi - Those looking for the ultimate escape and
unparalleled levels of privacy and personalized service during their visit can
stay at Ithaafushi – The Private Island, the largest private island in the