Atmosphere Core’s stellar lineup: 4 for 2024


International hospitality company, Atmosphere Core is experiencing a year of phenomenal growth with the launch of ‘RAAYA by Atmosphere’ in the Maldives and three properties opening in India this year. The company’s extensive resort management experience creates a strong base for expanding into South Asia and beyond.

Salil Panigrahi, Managing Director of Atmosphere Core comments on the expansion into India and brand strengths:   “One of our strengths is our strong brand portfolio, which we are now bringing into India. Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts is our legacy, and our original company name is now a powerful brand that paves the way for refreshingly different destinations. While THE OZEN COLLECTION elevates guest experiences through bespoke service, sophisticated gastronomy, finest Champagne and wines and enriching wellness experiences. Our third brand, COLOURS OF OBLU is an experience collective with Vibrant Destinations that awaken the senses, bring balance and provide the gift of lifetime memories.”

Atmosphere Core recently took over the management of Kudakurathu island in Raa Atoll, Maldives. With the rebranding as ‘RAAYA by Atmosphere’ set for completion by July 4, 2024, this is the third Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts island in the Maldives, and tenth globally. Balancing adventure and relaxation, the 167-villa resort features six picturesque dining choices, ELE|NA spa and a host of outdoor adventures including an art studio, a mini-golf course, a skating park and a mangrove walkway.

At RAAYA by Atmosphere, the unique ‘RAAYA Plan’ blends a stay with the finest world cuisine, premium and exclusive beverages, spa and wellness therapies, ocean experiences, island adventures for the family and curated artistic interludes. “A highlight is our innovative activities that kids and parents can enjoy together, such as the wooden Dhoni building workshop. These elevated guest experiences will be delivered with an unparalleled level of service at every touchpoint. I am confident that our brand’s ethos of ‘A New Experience Awaits’ will resonate with discerning global travellers and ensure remarkable success,” adds Stéphane Laguette, the Chief Commercial Officer at Atmosphere Core.

Under Salil Panigrahi’s leadership, Atmosphere Core has forged new standards for hospitality in the Maldives, and this legacy is set to continue globally. The Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts brand will mark a presence in India with two exciting new destinations opening in Q3 2024. Sadar Manzil is a heritage gem in the heart of Bhopal’s walled city. Renovated to blend modern luxuries with intricate heritage architecture, SADAR MANZIL HERITAGE BY ATMOSPHERE BHOPAL offers guests 22 suites, a multi cuisine restaurant, a spa and wellness centre and a wine tasting room.

Also opening this year, in a pristine 40-acre coffee plantation, is the serene STILLWOOD RETREAT A SIGNATURE ATMOSPHERE COORG. This 42-villa sanctuary features a refined all-day dining experience, a wine lounge, a themed bar, a captivating library and a versatile event space – all framed by picturesque views. After a day of thrilling hiking and nature exploration, guests can surrender to wellness therapies at ELE|NA spa by the lake.

THE OZEN COLLECTION will debut on September 12, 2024 with OZEN MANSION KOLKATA – an impressive, stately hotel nestled within six acres of lush gardens in Kolkata’s prime New Town area. The flagship resort will offer 235 lavish rooms and suites, impressive lounges, exotic dine around, a spa and wellness centre, and extensive event spaces.