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( The newly launched website of Kandooma~Maldives at has more than doubled its number of visitors, with overall traffic to the website in the 4th week increased by over 100% compared to the 2nd week of the launch.

This impressive growth was registered in both the number of page visits and the number of web visitors, and with new content to be continuously added in the months leading up to the resort’s opening in mid 2008, it looks set to maintain this upward trend.

Most of the visitors accessed the website from Germany, where it registered almost 20% of the total web visitors, followed by Australia and the UK. The rest came from Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, India, Singapore and Malaysia. The top three most-viewed pages on the website are “Island Resort”, “Villas” and “Photo Gallery”. Divided into 10 easy-to-navigate sections, the website was conceptualised to make the visitors’ online experience an informative and effortless one.

Most of the visitors were direct traffic, a result of HPL Hotels and Resorts’ aggressive direct marketing efforts. Figures revealed that HPL Hotels&Resorts website also plays a key referral role in providing the link to; while about 10% of the traffic came from major search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and MSN.

Construction work on the resort is progressing according to schedule. Owned and managed by HPL Hotels&Resorts, Kandooma will feature 160 villas, namely beach and garden villas, duplex villas, family villas and water villas.

Blessed with white sands, azure skies, lush tropical greenery and clear turquoise waters, facilities and services on the island are created with the aim to satisfy, engage, entertain, inform, educate and luxuriate. For a sneak preview into this new experience, visit

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About Kandooma ~ Maldives

Occupying an island in the South Male Atoll, Kandooma Island is situated about 35km away from Male International Airport and can be reached via speedboat within half an hour. The resort will have a total of 160 garden and beach villas, duplex villas and water villas, including a Royal Water Villa. Accommodation will be fresh and contemporary in appearance, with clean lines and minimal clutter, while retaining the warmth of natural wood finishes. Recreational facilities on the island will include several restaurants and bars, a spa and gym, a swimming pool with Jacuzzi, a books-music-movies library, a football field, a retail shop, Internet stations, a diving school and seaports centre.

Kandooma~Maldives – “Celebrate life, Love life, Live life”

About HPL Hotels&Resorts

Headquartered in Singapore, HPL Hotels&Resorts currently manages the activities of eight hotels and resorts in the Asia-Pacific region. These include Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Concorde Hotel Shah Alam, Concorde Inn Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Hard Rock Hotels in Bali – Indonesia and Pattaya – Thailand, Casa del Mar in Langkawi – Malaysia, The Lakehouse in Cameron Highlands – Malaysia, Rihiveli Beach Resort and Kandooma in the Maldives.

Karen Chan | Marketing Communications Manager | HPL Hotels & Resorts E: T: (65) 6731 4902 F: (65) 6235 3216 W: HPL Hotels & Resorts | 50 Cuscaden Road | #05-02 HPL House | Singapore 249724

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