NewsMarch 6, 2024

Atmosphere Core Adds Raaya Taking Maldives Portfolio to Nine

International hospitality company, Atmosphere Core, announces its expansion in South Asia by undertaking the management of Kudakurathu island in Raa Atoll, Maldives. The resort that will be rebranded as ‘RAAYA BY ATMOSPHERE’ will launch on 4th July 2024, becoming the third Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts island in the Maldives, and ninth globally.

Since the launch of its first property in December 2013, parent company Atmosphere Core has become synonymous with service excellence, pioneering culinary concepts, and innovative experiences. This has firmly positioned the group’s properties as a trusted premier choice in the Maldivian hospitality sector.


Mr Salil Panigrahi, Managing Director of Atmosphere Core, states, “As our group continues at pace with ambitious strategic plans, by adding ‘RAAYA BY ATMOSPHERE’ to our growing portfolio in the Maldives, aims to further enhance our Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts brand position of ‘…A New Experience Awaits’.

“Providing even more choices for our guests, we will include curating a signature RAAYA™ Holiday Plan that blends in all the elements of a tropical island escape. These elevated guest experiences will be delivered with an unparalleled level of service at every touch point. I am confident that our group’s ‘Joy Of Giving’ ethos will resonate with discerning global travellers and ensure remarkable success.”

Accessible with just a 45-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, ‘RAAYA BY ATMOSPHERE’ is a sanctuary where 88 per cent of its expanse is dedicated to lush greenery, leaving only 12 per cent for living space – a testament to the island resort’s relationship with its ecological harmony and natural splendour.

‘RAAYA BY ATMOSPHERE’ features 167 beach and ocean villas, six varied dining choices infusing local tradition and global cuisine. The resort is a playground of adventure, offering water sports, diving, a kids club, an art and craft studio, the peaceful journey of a mangrove walkway, a playful mini-golf course, three stargazing watchtowers, and a spa immersed in the quietude of nature. Guests are invited to a memorable escape enriched by the vibrant heritage of the local culture.

Mr. Ranjit Batra, President Hospitality of Kudakurathu Island Resort Pvt. Ltd. to which the island is owned, added, “Kudakurathu is a captivating island that combines the untouched beauty of the Maldives with innovative design and is set to create a distinctive destination.”