Light up the Maldives

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Maldives guests experience music, colour and even marshmallows.

30 September 2021


To celebrate the 75th anniversary of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, the  InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort has unveiled a series of bespoke guest experiences throughout 2021 and 2022. On December 16 to 18, 2021, the resort will welcome renowned French DJ and Producer Michael Canitrot to light up the night as he plays a series of live sets at some of the most breathtaking venues at the resort.

From Paris to LA, Amsterdam to Brazil and Tokyo, Michael Canitrot has been DJ’ing in some of the biggest clubs in the world, hosted high-fashion events for Dior, Chanel and Cartier and took over the world’s most famous red carpet – the Festival de Cannes – playing live to a global audience for over ten years.

Aptly named the Monumental Tour, French President Emmanuel Macron credited Canitrot for his innovative and visionary mind of using historical French landmarks to showcase his art through sound, light and projection mapping technology.

This year, Canitrot, together with UNESCO, the French government, the national media and several major partners have been turning heritage venues in France into moving art pieces.


In addition, Canitrot admirably performs for a good cause – funds raised are being channelled to the ongoing maintenance of these landmarks.

Legendary venues being lit up throughout 2021 include The Whale Lighthouse, the world-renowned Mont Saint-Michel, the Automobile International Museum – the largest automobile museum in the world and home to 450 vintage cars, including the rarest and most valuable and Pierrefonds Castle.

On 16 December 2021, Michael Canitrot’s sunset session begins with a backdrop of ocean views from the Sunset Bar decks.

Sip on signature ice balls infused with indigenous flavours from the Maldives curated by Canitrot and the Island Mixologist in honour of InterContinental’s 75th anniversary.

Then, on 17 December 2021, the second night sees The Lighthouse as the towering backdrop as Canitrot lights up the night sky with mixes from his renowned Monumental Tour and his single ‘Falling’, accompanied by live traditional Maldivian Bodu Beru drumming, for the first time.

Finally, on 18 December 2021, on the third day, Canitrot will bring The Collective to life at a lazy afternoon poolside session. The Collective is a bustling hub for guests to wander through The Deli, which serves freshly squeezed juices, pastries and healthy wraps or visit the wood-fired oven at the Pizzeria or savour an array of homemade gelato at the Gelato Bar.

Michael Canitrot will curate an exclusive Spotify Playlist accessible to guests staying at the resort. From a Sunrise Walk on the Beach playlist to an Afternoon Splash Chillout playlist and an Evening Sundown Glow playlist, your ears will be buzzing while your body is humming at the InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort.

In early March 2022, The Marshmallowist – the UK’s first artisanal producer of gourmet marshmallows using premium ingredients of whole fresh fruits, organic herbs and spices and boutique alcohol will arrive in the Maldives.

Hailed by The Observer as ‘the best marshmallows in town’ and quoted in The Economist as ‘They make Mr Wonka’s floral ambitions look feeble,’ guests at the resort will be in for a week-long sweet treat.



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