Amilla Fushi only Maldivian property to make 2015 Condé Nast Traveller Hot List
Amilla Fushi, the newly opened resort in Baa atoll, is the only Maldivian property to be featured on the renowned Condé Nast Traveller Hot List this year. The Hot List is the UK publication’s round up of all the hotel and resort openings that have caught their eye over the past twelve months.
Fifty-three properties from around the world made the cut this year and together they represent what the magazine believes to be the ‘hottest’ and most innovative openings in the luxury hotel industry, on a global scale.
The list describes Amilla Fushi as ‘super-slick’ and declares it to be ‘more James Bond than Robinson Crusoe’, which suggests that Condé Nast selected the property for its sleek approach to reworking the well-worn formula for barefoot luxury. The magazine also raves about the interior design of the resort’s villas, gushing over the “teak furniture, pastel-blue floor tiles, vast beds, banging Bose and Samsung tech and…sommelier-stocked wine fridge.”
Tom McLoughlin, Island Chief at Amilla Fushi and Co Founder at The Small Maldives Island Co. was delighted with the news. “The Maldives has evolved into one of the most sought after luxury resort destinations; from being a honeymoon vacation to a haven for celebrities and high end families who want anonymity and true luxury for their holiday experiences,” he explains. “Our guests expect the unexpected and that is exactly what we are aiming to deliver them”.
Amilla Fushi, which officially opened only two months ago, has been garnered a hefty amount of media attention. As well as the Hot List, the property has been featured in publications such as Vanity Fair. As well as to its impecible interiors, much press has been given to its upmarket fish and chip shop and Lonu restaurant, which is under the direction of famous Aussie chef Luke Mangan.