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OBLU SELECT Lobigili Named Best New Hotel in Tripadvisor's 2023 Travellers' Choice Awards

Tripadvisor has recently unveiled its prestigious Hottest New Hotels for 2023 list.Making a remarkable debut, OBLU SELECT Lobigili, located in the breathtaking Maldives, has secured the coveted "rookie of the year" title by claiming the top spot in the 2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best Hotels awards.Now in its 21st edition, these esteemed awards serve as a source of inspiration for globetrotters embarking on their summer adventures, revealing the finest accommodations worldwide. Tripadvisor's analysis encompassed a comprehensive review of data from real travelers, spanning 12 months (from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022), covering over 1.5 million hotels, to determine the highest-rated establishments of the year.Situated in the idyllic Malé Atoll, OBLU SELECT Lobigili offers a convenient 15-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport, ensuring easy access for guests.Derived from the Maldivian language of Dhivehi, where 'Lobi' means love and 'Gili' means island, Lobigili embodies the essence of an island of love. This luxurious adults-only resort boasts 68 contemporary beach and water villas, each providing breathtaking views of the vibrant turquoise-blue lagoon amidst lush greenery.Guests indulging in the resort's exclusive Lobi Plan can expect a truly carefree experience. This generous package includes specialty fine-dining options, unlimited beverages, rejuvenating spa services, exciting Indian Ocean excursions, a selection of non-motorized water sports, and a fully stocked minibar replenished daily.The resort offers a variety of exceptional dining experiences. At the Ylang-Ylang All-Day Dining Restaurant, guests can savor delectable world cuisine while enjoying intimate settings for couples and a unique book corner. The Swing Bar, exuding a relaxed beachside ambiance, is a haven of relaxation with its chic hammocks, swings, and a stunning infinity pool—one of the largest in the Maldives. Evenings come alive with handcrafted, aromatic cocktails and captivating performances by DJs and live bands that ignite a sense of passion.But the indulgences don't end there. Gaadiya 17 Food Truck offers a specialty dining experience, serving mouthwatering grab-and-go game meat grills in a fun, open-air beach setting beneath a starry sky. And for a truly remarkable culinary adventure, guests can visit ONLY BLU, the country's largest underwater restaurant, where they can savor impeccable modern gourmet cuisine paired with exquisite red and white wines.From romantic sunset cruises to snorkeling amidst the vibrant marine life of the house reef, from kayaking across crystal-clear cyan waters to practicing yoga on the pristine beach or engaging in invigorating fitness sessions at the overwater gymnasium—OBLU SELECT Lobigili presents a diverse range of enchanting experiences for its guests to revel in.One exceptional feature is ELE | NA The Spa, exclusively designed for couples and adults seeking tranquility. The serene spa complex comprises four secluded double treatment rooms, complete with couples' baths, providing the ultimate relaxation experience.OBLU SELECT Lobigili is proudly part of the COLOURS OF OBLU portfolio, a brand under Atmosphere Core that showcases vibrant destinations, bringing to life the magical beauty and warm hospitality of the Indian Ocean.Atmosphere Core, guided by its philosophy of the 'Joy Of Giving,' offers world-class hospitality. With eight resorts in the Maldives, including THE OZEN COLLECTION, Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts, and COLOURS OF OBLU, the company is positioned for substantial growth in South Asia. Three THE OZEN COLLECTION properties are in the pipeline, including OZEN MANSION KOLKATA in India, scheduled to open in Q4 2023, OZEN PRIVÉ ATHIRI GILI in the Maldives, set for Q4 2024, and OZEN SECLUDED TANGALLE in Sri Lanka. These additions will further enhance the company's exceptional offerings and expand its presence in the region.

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