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The Next Generation of Travel in the Maldives Takes Flight

Resorts Finolhu and Amilla Fushi Bring a New Perspective to the Renowned Destination; Globally Sought After Beach Parties and Retro Inspired Design Included. COPIA Set to Manage Communication in the GCC Region

Dubai, UAE: xxx April 2017: COPIA, a leading luxury lifestyle communications consultancy is happy to announce its partnership with two destinations in the Maldives that push the boundaries of the island experience. Amilla Fushi and Finolhu, both located in the UNESCO world biosphere of Baa Atoll, are sister beach resorts redefining what it means to holiday in the Maldives.

Only a 30 minute speed boat ride away from one another, each sibling resort stands out in her own way, Amilla being the wiser more tranquil minded of the two, and Finolhu with its retro-inspired décor is the wild charmer whose always pushing life to its edges. Yet, both still share the same vision when it comes to the best in hospitality, entertainment and stellar F&B options.

With their vibrations having already made their mark across the globe, ensuring awareness across the GCC region is the next focus for their strategic positioning, With that, Finolhu is bringing back the allure of a vintage beach vacation with a series of first of its kind bespoke events in partnership with 1OAK, the infamous New York based nightclub. The first experience, Evolution’ took place in March and offered a four day and night extravaganza of pool and sand bank parties, burlesque and acrobatic performances, coupled with relaxed beach days and tantalizing F&B options.

Perfect for the discerning global traveler who wants to witness the beauty of the Maldives without leaving the party behind, the series of pioneering events is set to run in May (3 – 6), June (16-19) and November (27 – 30) allowing plenty of time to get on the bandwagon. A vintage Volkswagen that is.

A first in the popular island, the exotic resorts began appealing to different personalities, moods, and lifestyles, thanks to the innovative minds behind The Small Maldives Island Co. (TSMIC) who had a vision to offer a fresh approach to the archetypal hospitality experience. Heading this resort management company is Mark Hehir, who joined TSMIC in 2015 as CEO and curator to turn the goal into a reality.

This is surely no less than a dream. It is the chance to experience the best of both worlds. From an “Island Home” framed in lush jungle interiors, pristine sands, and crystalline lagoons, otherwise known as Amilla Fushi, to a retro-inspired party haven slowly but surely revolutionizing the concept of joie-de-vivre and attracting fun loving beach-eratis from around the world at Finolhu, this is he new Maldives. With a global reach that extends across the oceans, Finolhu is where celebrities, A-listers, socialites, and the world’s crème-de-la-crème unite for one big bash after the other, while Amilla Fushi offers the quintessential Maldivian holiday, for the modern day refined traveler.

The new wave of luxury travel style, sought after at beach holiday destination hotspots across the globe, is set to revert all eyes on the Maldives. This esteemed locale, previously associated with laid-back, quiet holidays for couples and families, now offers a treat for all those willing to go beyond the ordinary.

Of all the things that come in pairs, this one makes it to the top of our list.

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About Finolhu

Opened in June 2016, Finolhu is a refreshing, retro-inspired new retreat in Baa Atoll, bringing a buzzy burst of fun, world-class entertainment and toes-in-the-sand relaxation to fun-loving beach-erati. Taking an unexpected cue from the halcyon days of the classic glamorous getaway, Finolhu recalls the heady allure of vintage beach vacations with its classic design, retro touches and laid-back ambiance.  Set in a UNESCO Biosphere reserve, and easily accessible via the domestic Baa Atoll airport or a 30-minutes seaplane ride from Malé, Finolhu has all the hallmarks of paradise. Translucent waters, 1.8km long white-sand bank and perma-clear skies aside, what really sets it apart from its Maldivian competitors is its effortlessly stylish surrounds and beach clubby-ness. The ultimate island experience for chic couples, fun-loving families and groups of friends alike, Finolhu’s 125 villas come on the ocean, the lagoon or by the beach, with or without pool, and are outfitted with Instagram-worthy interiors and vintage-style Marshall speakers, while bathrooms and spa facilities are stocked with all-natural, organic products from Neal’s Yard Remedies. http://www.finolhu.com/

About Amilla Fushi

Located just 30 minutes by seaplane from Malé International, Amilla Fushi offers a choice of 59 Houses that sit gracefully over crystal clear waters, nestle among lush tree tops or hug the shores of pristine white sand; plus eight spectacular four- to eight-bedroom Beach Residences ideally suited to large families, groups of friends and VVIPs seeking the ultimate in space and privacy. Amilla’s innovative restaurants range from the diverse, informal foodie hub Baazaar to the relaxed yet sophisticated overwater dining at the signature Feeling Koi. Guests can even drop in to gourmet café and deli The Emperor General Store or The Wine Shop & Cellar Door to treat themselves to lighter snacks, a favourite bottle or a gourmet selection of artisanal cheeses. With an unrivalled range of purpose-designed multi-bedroom accommodation options, and an exciting, inspiring and active Kids’ Club, Amilla Fushi is putting the Maldives on the map as a destination not just for couples, but for families and friends.

About The Small Maldives Island Co.

The Small Maldives Island Co.’s main focus is on Resort Management in the Maldives for Coastline Hotels and Resorts. Amilla Fushi and sister resort Finolhu are owned by Coastline Hotels and Resorts – part of the Coastline Group of companies, one of the Maldives’ largest private companies, established in 1994. The Coastline Group is engaged in logistics; oil importing, storage and distribution; pilling and construction; building material supplies; hotel resort development; condominium development; airport ownership, development and operation; and luxury yacht and boat manufacturing.  It is the largest importer and distributor of Fuel Related Products such as Marine Gasoil and Mo Gas to resorts in the Maldives, servicing 65 per cent of the country’s resorts through its company Asian Gasoil. In addition to building both W Maldives and Huvafen Fushi, Coastline’s recent developments within the tourism sector include Mudhdhoo island, subsequently acquired by Dusit Thani Hotels; Baa Atoll’s Dharavandhoo Airport; and the newly opened Raa Ifhuru Airport. http://tsmic.mv/

About 1 OAK

1OAK, a sub brand of Butter Group, has been built around the idea that timeless design, attention to detail and unrivalled hospitality will never go out of style. In an industry where the newest and flashiest establishments often garner the most attention, 1 OAK has managed to maintain its independence and staying power by not relying on trends, gimmicks, or other pay-to-play strategies. With locations in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Mexico City and Southampton, 1 OAK is a global brand that has become home to the hottest stars, personalities and athletes in the world. 1 OAK is scheduled to open in London, Dubai and Tokyo in the upcoming year.

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