Two new OBLU resorts to open in Maldives: OBLU SELECT Lobigili (Feb 2022) and OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi (Mar 2022).
The highly anticipated announcement of Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts’ new brand COLOURS OF OBLU comes with the opening of two resorts - OBLU SELECT Lobigili and OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi. Located in North Malé Atoll, both resorts are just a 15-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport.
The COLOURS OF OBLU brand offers something truly special for everyone, be it families, couples, honeymooners, or global nomads. Guests can expect a heady mix of pristine beaches, turquoise lagoon views, stand-out culinary concepts, and pure escapism.
This impressive lifestyle offering reflects Atmosphere’s Joy of Giving philosophy, meeting the dreams and expectations of guests in a spirit of true generosity.
Opening in February 2022, OBLU SELECT Lobigili is an adults-only haven. Lobigili translates from Dhivehi as ‘Island of Love.’ With 68 vibrant chic beach and overwater villas, Lobigili island is ideal for a chilled-out getaway. Idyllic tropical vistas complemented by stylishly designed spaces create a secluded, castaway feel.
Adding to the indulgence is the Only Blu Underwater Restaurant, opening in February 2022. The unique, multi-sensory culinary journey features gourmet cuisine set against a colourful backdrop of marine life. Residents at OBLU SELECT Lobigili can also choose to stroll over to neighbouring Ailafushi island and experience a different world of enchanting sights, sounds, and culture.
OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi, opening in March 2022, is all about immersion in a free-spirited Maldivian vibe. In the local language of Dhivehi, ‘Aila’ means family and ‘Fushi’ means island. True to its name, this 268-villa resort brings a fresh, experiential environment where guests can enjoy an island escape.
A fun and chilled-out balance is at the heart of this tropical getaway. Guests can join a group Zumba class or book a 3D movie at The Dome, a futuristic 15-metre entertainment centre available from July 2022. Alternatively, they can choose to socialise with like-minded souls at La Promenade, offering exhilarating retail and café options, or experience alfresco dining at The Copper Pot Truck, offering fresh seafood.
Stephane Laguette, Chief Commercial Officer at Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts, says: “We are delighted to announce the official launch of our COLOURS OF OBLU brand. Through this brand, we bring to our guests rich and vivid alchemy of experiences. Each resort with its own personality and distinct story comes together to form the enchanting COLOURS OF OBLU. An experience collective that awakens the senses, brings balance and provides the gift of a lifetime of memories.”
Delivering this exciting line-up is Jorge Amaro, the General Manager of OBLU SELECT Lobigili and OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi. With over 31 years of experience, Jorge brings significant expertise to elevate service, ensuring a smooth opening. He keeps the Joy of Giving spirit alive through an authentic and refreshingly friendly hospitality culture.
Along with the two new resorts, the COLOURS OF OBLU portfolio also features two rebranded resorts - OBLU SELECT Sangeli (earlier OBLU SELECT at Sangeli - opened 2018) and OBLU NATURE Helengeli (earlier OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli - opened 2015).