Atmosphere to Open Two Resorts in Maldives Under Colours of Oblu Brand

Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts’ new brand Colours of Oblu is set to open two new resorts next year. These include the highly anticipated Oblu Select Lobigili in February and Oblu Xperience Ailafushi in March.

Located in North Malé Atoll, both resorts offer activities for families, couples, honeymooners, or global nomads. The pristine beaches, turquoise lagoon views, stand-out culinary concepts, and pure escapism represent an impressive lifestyle to lure in explorers who are becoming confident in travelling again and both are just 15 minutes speedboat ride away from Velana International Airport.

Beach Villa | Oblu Select Lobigili

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.

Water Villa | Oblu Xperience Ailafushi

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 said: “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. An experience collective that awakens the senses, brings balance and provides the gift of a lifetime of memories.”

Oblu Nature Helengeli

Jorge Amaro, the general manager of Oblu Select Lobigili and Oblu Xperience Ailafushi brings over 31 years of experience 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, known earlier as Oblu Select at Sangeli, which opened 2018 and Oblu Nature Helengeli, formerly Oblu by Atmosphere at Helengeli which opened in 2015.

Atmosphere Hotels | Resorts is a dynamic and fast-growing hospitality company currently operating six resorts within the Maldives and is set to further expand in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan.

There are three distinguished brands: THE OZEN COLLECTION, COLOURS OF OBLU, and By Atmosphere, offering a rich diversity of experiences.

Featured Image: Oblu Select Sangeli

Donna Richardson
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