Finally a maldives marriott resort appears on the website. JW maldives makes as appearamce in the new hotels section. A quick google search on the name of the island (almost of the islands in the maldives are private resort islands) reveals that it used to be a viceroy and has been closed for renovation for a while now.
It has only 61 rooms , in comparison the St regis has 77 and is a hour seaplane north of Male. Its pretty remote even by Maldives standards.
Its scheduled to open in Nov 2018 but may be pushed further. Since its an all-villa resort it would require an insane amount of points for redemptions like the W or St Regis which require 90k points per night.
verysuiteboy , this makes it 5 marriotts in the maldives - sheraton, W, St Regis which are already open and the Westin and JW which will open next year.