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Celebrate festive season at the most breathtaking resort!

Take part in our festive carnival, dance the night away with our DJ band, enjoy our Festive Gala Dinner and welcome the New Year.

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MALE Dec 2016Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma the 2nd consecutive year winner of the most medals and awards during Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2016 will celebrate Christmas and New Year with special festive menus and splendid festive Gala dinner. Embodying the true festive spirit, the resort will host a wide range of celebrations, from brunches to cooking classes.

The resort and staffs are frenzied over the preparation for everyone’s favorite festive season. Known for creating extraordinary memories, visitors can expect a full-pack and exciting unique experiences these holidays.

Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives’ “Stay Festive” experience is unparalleled to many as it introduces a combination of interactive activities that both parents and kids will enjoy.

If you are a seafood lover, Lobster and Crab Extravaganza at The Kitchen is perfect for you. A night of Maldivian Feast will orient you to local food and traditions while festive buffet is available in our buffet restaurant “Kandooma Café”. Families can work alongside our award-winning chefs to prepare their own 3-course lunch.

Couples can revel in a relaxing sip of cocktail while engaging to a live musical performances by the talented duo of Gemma and Tony. Get into your groove for an all-night party with accompanying sounds from the resort’s resident DJ Abee.

In celebration of the second anniversary of the Kandoo Kids Club, we have organized a long list of activities for your little ones. Kids will witness how Santa Claus comes to Maldives as it visits Kandooma Island.

Guests can experience the wonders of the marine life with a sensational two-day scheduled dive with the resort’s General Manager, Joseph Della Gatta.

Dust off your dancing shoes, and grab a mask, as Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives invites everyone for a once in a lifetime “Carnival Party”, a unique way to welcome the New Year.

The resort has a special take too in celebrating Russian holiday on the 7th of January 2017.

“Friend and families are all welcome to our little paradise island KANDOOMA. And our ultimate goal especially this festive season is to give you something extra out of your holidays and that is to ensure you get the best experience ever”, said Joseph Della Gatta, Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives, General Manager.

Our “Stay Festive” deal is available for stays between 1st of December 2016 to 31st of January 2017. The “Stay Festive” program starts 22nd of December 2016.

To book our “Stay Festive” package, you can call us at +960 6640511 or email reservations.hikandooma@ihg.com. You can also visit our website to find out more details, www.maldives.holidayinnresorts.com. Like us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/holidayinnresortkandoomamaldives and follow us on Twitter - www.twitter.com/HIKandooma.

Media Enquiries:

Imran Khan
eCommerce Manager
Tel: +960 6640511
imran.khan1@ihg.com

About Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives
Ladled with cool, contemporary Island design, Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives brings a modern vibe to the Maldives. Slip into island life from the moment you arrive at Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives, with world-class South Male Atoll diving and surfing on your doorstep. Learn to sail on a catamaran trip around the region’s sandbanks or take it easy with alcohol-free cocktails on a sunset cruise. Top off a perfect day with breathtaking sunsets on the deck at The Kitchen restaurant.

About InterContinentals Hotels Group
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of twelve hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, KIMPTON® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.
IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme with nearly 79 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 5,000 hotels and 688,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories, with more than 1,100 hotels in its development pipeline.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit: www.ihg.com/media, www.twitter.com/ihg, www.facebook.com/ihg, or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.

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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Wins Awards & Accolades

at the International Culinary Challenge Maldives, 2016 Hotel Asia Exhibition

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International Culinary Challenge Maldives, 2016 Hotel Asia Exhibition

Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives - for the 2nd consecutive year, hauled the most medals and awards during the recently concluded Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2016 held at Maldives September 4th – 7th 2016.

Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives Executive Chef Vincent Tan, together with his Culinary Brigade of 14 Chefs and 2 Bar Mixologists recently participated in the 12th Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2016 – dubbed as the ultimate culinary challenge held in Male, Maldives.

For the 2nd consecutive year Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives hauled the most medals and awards offered during the competition. The team’s accolade reached a first ever 28 medals which included 8 Gold, 13 Silver & 7 Bronze and 4 “Best in Class” awards. Each team participant brought back medal’s that justifies their hard work and passion which reflects on their well-deserved medals and awards.

The “Best in Class” awards were given for the following categories: Dessert, Creative Asian Dish, Perfect Steak and Omelet and Tea Challenge. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place for the “Perfect Steak” and “Perfect Omelet” Challenge was a clean sweep from the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives. This category tests the chef’s basic skills; technique, temperature control and timing.

A new category this year was the “Tea Challenge” which Holiday Inn Resort bagged the 1st and 2nd place respectively. Jasmine Pham who topped the Challenge has won herself complimentary air ticket, accommodation and 3-day training at TWG Tea Institute in Singapore.

Chef Ronnel Go, the Resorts Executive Sous Chef received the award being placed in the top 3 “Most Outstanding Chef in Maldives” - an award that more than 500 chefs from over 40 hotels and resorts who participated in the competition sought for.

“I congratulate and give thanks to the whole culinary team, competitors and staff that without their passion, teamwork and support, achieving these great results would be impossible. A big gratitude for our General Manager and management’s support and encouragement. It really helps to motivate the staffs to perform well in the competition! I was very happy with the results this year as there were many first timers in the team, their hard work really paid off. And our results this time was far better than last year in terms of quantity and quality of awards achieved by the team.” Chef Vincent Tan said.

Meanwhile, Joseph Della Gatta, the Resort General Manager expressed his appreciation on the latest accomplishments by the Resort Culinary Team. “I am so proud on the team’s success in this year’s Culinary Challenge. They have demonstrated gastronomic greatness and excellence, I look forward on having the award winning dishes on the Resort menus to be sampled by our guests”, said Joseph.

Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives’ delegation includes chefs Vinh Co, Min, Rungsimet, Ronnel, Dat, Kalim, Hui, Chee Ken, Phuong, Laiju, Cam Nga, Yen & Lucas and the Resort Mixologists, Jasmine and Dinesh.

To try our culinary expertise, you can call us at +960 6640511 or Email: reservations.hikandooma@ihg.com.
You can also visit our website to find out more details, www.maldives.holidayinnresorts.com.
Like us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/holidayinnresortkandoomamaldives and
Follow us on Twitter - www.twitter.com/HIKandooma.

About Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives
Ladled with cool, contemporary Island design, Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives brings a modern vibe to the Maldives. Slip into island life from the moment you arrive at Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives, with world-class South Male Atoll diving and surfing on your doorstep. Learn to sail on a catamaran trip around the region’s sandbanks or take it easy with alcohol-free cocktails on a sunset cruise. Top off a perfect day with breathtaking sunsets on the deck at The Kitchen restaurant.

About InterContinental Hotels Group
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of twelve hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, KIMPTON® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme with nearly 79 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 5,000 hotels and 688,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories, with more than 1,100 hotels in its development pipeline.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit: www.ihg.com/media, www.twitter.com/ihg, www.facebook.com/ihg, or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.

Media Enquiries:
Imran Khan
eCommerce Manager
Tel: +960 6640511
Imran.Khan1@ihg.com

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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Pledge to Care

WE PLEDGE TO CARE OUR GUESTS AND OUR COLLEAGUES

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We pledge to make Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives a healthier resort by caring our guest and employee, sharing knowledge about healthy eating and lifestyle, better work environment & Encouragement for fitness.

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LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED

EVERYTHING ELSE IS INCLUDED

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Sea View Beach villa, Daily Buffet Breakfast, Seafood BBQ Platter Dinner in our beachside signature restaurant "The Kitchen", Catamaran Safari & snorkeling Excursion, Couple Spa Treatment for 60 min & much more....

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New Nordic Wine Dinner BY Celebrity Chef Gert Klotzke

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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is pleased to welcome The World renowned Chef Gert Klötzke (Chairman World Culinary Committee) for the New Nordic Wine Dinner at The Kitchen Restaurant on 28th August 2016, with pre dinner cocktail starts by 7pm at The Deck.

He has been a chef for over 50 years and is now a professor in gastronomy. His awards include Swedish Chef of the year and Swedish Game Chef of the Year as well as number of Culinary Olympic and World Cup gold medals as part of the Swedish Culinary Team. He also holds seminars, makes guest chef appearance at restaurants all over the world and has long been active in the Novel Banquet Committee, Chairman of the WACS Culinary Competition Committee, Ambassador for the Swedish Chefs Association, Advisor to Culinary Team Finland and • Advisor to Culinary Team Iceland to name few from among his long achievement lists.

Publications:
• Quick healthy food (Snabb sund mat) 2005
• The Hunter’s Cookbook II (Jägarens kokbok II) 2005
• The game bird Hunter´s Cookbook (Fågeljägarens Kokbok) 2008
• Two cookbooks released 2008
• Smörgåsbord – all original recipes in modern style 2009
• The Swedish culinary heritage – traditional cooking 2.0
• Bra Kött från nos till svans “Meat bible” 2014

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