Presidential Hilton Opening in the Maldives

My first story about Hilton's Maldives properties was about the ultra-luxurious Conrad Maldives based on an interview with the General Manager, Carsten Schieck. The second was about the four total Hilton resorts planned for the Indian Ocean island chain, to be completed by 2011.

Now, the second of those four properties, the Hilton Iru Fushi Resort & Spa, has opened, and the president of the Maldives was apparently on hand to help with the festivities. Reading about the resort and its idyllic setting in the Noonu Atoll has just made me want to go to the Maldives even more, despite this lovely Los Angeles weather we've been experiencing lately. Maybe I should wait till 2011 to hit all four Hilton properties at once. In the meantime you can get a great deal at the Iru Fushi Hilton through the end of summer, so if you've been considering a trip to the Maldives, now's the time to to it!