I know this has been asked a couple times, but none of the posts have any current information.
I'm working hard at building status with Marriott and would love to use the points earned at the Maldives property should it be open by September 2015. One, does any one have any information on its status? And two, are there any similar properties currently open. That is, over water huts, tropical location etc... I know the Aruba Marriott comes to mind, but we are not interested in that destination currently.
I've been watching this for a few years, there was a development which was I think going to be a Ren, but ran out of funds, then another, that was going to be a JW, and ran out of funds too. So although Marriott has been threatening a Maldives property for maybe 7/8 years now, none has arrived though I seem to remember reading a JW is on it's way ( it could be the old JW/Ren resurrected) but I wouldn't hold your breath, Marriotts record here isn't encouraging.
Its a rather strange miss from Marriott as it's major competitors are well represented here, especially Hilton...