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Business Traveller India|October 2021
LE MÉRIDIEN MALDIVES RESORT AND SPA OPENS ITS DOORS

MARRIOTT HAS ANNOUNCED the opening of Le Méridien Maldives Resort and Spa. Located on Thilamaafushi, the southern pocket of Lhaviyani Atoll, the resort is a 35-minute seaplane journey north of Velana International Airport, Malé. The resort offers 141 villas that offer unparalleled views across the pristine beaches, the Indian Ocean or the turquoise lagoon. A selection of one, two and three-bedroom villas are available. The design features highlight the concept of “art and industrial design with clean lines, a muted colour palette and a contrast of renewable materials”. Guests can choose from six restaurants and bars, showcasing local and international creations. The signature restaurant Tabemasu features a live teppanyaki counter and a private open-air pavilion where guests will enjoy an expertly prepared Omakase tasting menu. The resort’s adults-only bar, Riviera is an ideal place to unwind with friends and family. The Waves Café is a mindful eating space that fosters a healthy and nourishing approach with a focus on organic farm-to-table ingredients. marriott.com

LUFTHANSA OFFERING A TASTE OF HOME WITH NEW BUSINESS CLASS MENUS

LUFTHANSA HAS UNVEILED its new short and medium-haul business class menus which it says have been “inspired by German metropolises”. According to Lufthansa the menus have been inspired by the cities of Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf and Leipzig, and feature “German classics with unusual components”. To this end customers will be offered dishes including:

• A shrimp salad with a beetroot and potato terrine, inspired by Hamburg’s sea breeze

• Frankfurt’s classic “Grie Soß” (green sauce) with young kale, a poached egg and French Macaire potatoes

• An interpretation of the traditional dish “Leipziger Allerlei”, as a chicken salad with celeriac, juniper and black walnuts. lufthansa.com

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