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W Maldives collaborates with We Are Handsome to create exclusive swimwear collection



W Retreat & Spa – W Retreat & Spa – Maldives, part of W Hotels Worldwide, has partnered with cutting-edge Australian fashion swimwear label We Are Handsome to create an exclusive print and capsule collection for men and women. Featuring a women’s string scoop one-piece and men’s board shorts, the swimwear is an interpretation of the electrifying energy and glowing colours of four W retreats in Asia Pacific including W Retreat & Spa Maldives, W Retreat & Spa Koh Samui, W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak and W Retreat & Spa Goa.

“We are really excited to be involved in this project and to have the opportunity to collaborate with a brand which shares the same passions for design and fashion,” said Jeremy Somers, Managing and Creative Director, We Are Handsome. “We took our inspiration for the collection from the energy which ebbs and flows through the resorts when the sun sets, the stars come out and nature starts to glow. The bespoke design conveys this energy, as well as the vibrant and playful personalities of the retreats and their island destinations, whilst evoking their bold sophistication and glamour.”

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We Are Handsome’s vibrant custom design for W Hotels was inspired by the colours, textures and glowing elements of the W retreats’ island destinations, featuring a combination of a Chrysaora jellyfish and different hues of electrifying blues and purples. Key features and inspirations for “The Chrysaora” swimwear print include:

  • At the centre of the design, the Chrysaora jellyfish print plays tribute to the vibrant, unique and spectacular life force that surrounds the retreats
  • The design back drop draws on the rising of the stars in the night sky over the retreats, coupled with the fluorescent light of the plankton and marine life in the surrounding oceans
  • The electrifying palette of blues and purples reflect the unique, vibrant and playful personality of the W brand and the classic swimsuit shapes depict W’s contemporary resort glamour
  • The overlying, glowing elements in the design are borrowed from the recent restyling of W Retreat & Spa Maldives, which lends its theme “Let it Glow” from the Indian Ocean’s colourful marine life, twinkling stars and fluorescent plankton

The limited-edition The Chrysaora collection will be sold exclusively online at and W The Stores at all four W retreats in Asia Pacific from 14 March, 2016.

W Hotels has built a strong foundation in the fashion world since making its New York debut in 1998 offering its jet-setting guests what’s new and next in this ever-changing industry. In the United Kingdom, W London – Leicester Square recently unveiled music-reactive wardrobe for Wyld nightclub designed by emerging British designer Claire Barrow and wearable technology expert Glofaster. The brand has also expanded its partnership with British designer, William Tempest to create a bespoke swimwear collection for W Barcelona.

“W has always been at the forefront of what’s new and next in fashion, so we are thrilled to collaborate with We Are Handsome and celebrate the best of Australian talent,” said Arnaud Champenois, Asia Pacific Senior Brand Director – Luxury and Design Brands at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. “Jeremy and Katinka have perfectly captured the retreats’ unique island destinations and the colours, textures and buzzing energy the retreats’ are renowned for.”

Located in Asia Pacific’s most inspiring destination, W Retreat & Spa – Maldives offers a sensational swirl of high-energy interiors, vivid design, cutting edge technology and uniquely modern amenities to fulfil every wish. Providing an escape with an escape for guests and travellers who seek something extraordinary, the Retreat is designed as a modern paradise, where the day is dedicated to individual moments in which guests can refuel for what comes next. When night falls, the Retreat comes to life – nocturnal in nature like the W brand.

We Are Handsome’s latest exclusive The Chrysaora collection was also shot at W Retreat & Spa Maldives in November 2016. Campaign shots include backdrops of this enchanting retreat showcasing the diverse, luxury and playful personality of the island.

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Crossroads Maldives introduces four new experiences: Blend of fashion, wellness, creative expression



Exciting news for the fashion-forward, wellness enthusiasts, and those with an artistic flair – CROSSROADS Maldives has just unveiled four new destinations that promise to add a touch of style, a dash of wellness, and a sprinkle of creative magic to your island escape.

WOODY brings forth the crafted elegance in Mango Wood. Embark on a journey into the captivating realm of Woody, a space where the distinct charm of handcrafted mango wood takes center stage. Each piece tells a story of sustainability and masterful craftsmanship, inviting you to transform your home into your dream springboard-worthy space of timeless elegance. Open daily from 11:00 AM to 23:00, Woody transcends the conventional, offering not just a store but a sanctuary for those who appreciate refined Instagrammable aesthetics.

SENSE BOUTIQUE is all about fashion for every taste. For the style enthusiasts, Sense Boutique is the ultimate playground. A carefully curated selection of the latest trends and accessories hotspot, beckoning you into a world where fashion isn’t merely a statement – it’s an immersive experience. Open daily from 10:00 AM to 22:00, Sense Boutique is your invitation to dive into pure retail therapy where style becomes a personalized expression, and helps you find something truly unique that you won’t easily find elsewhere. Explore the latest trends and accessories daily from 10:00 AM to 22:00.

PHARMA DOC is now open assuring the convenience and care for your wellbeing while you are at CROSSROADS Maldives. Looking out for your health is Pharma Doc, CROSSROADS Maldives’ new pharmacy and prescription center. Open daily from 10:00 AM to 20:00, with a grand opening on December 23rd, 2023, it’s where expert advice meets a diverse selection of health and wellness essentials.

ART & SOUL takes you to a brand new creative playground in the Maldives. Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Art & Soul, where creativity knows no bounds. From 10:00 AM to 20:00 daily, this is more than just an art destination – it’s a sanctuary of inspiration. Explore a spectrum of paints, brushes, and canvases waiting to transform your imagination into vibrant masterpieces. Whether you’re an experienced artist or a budding enthusiast, Art & Soul is your personal haven for artistic expression and boundless creativity. Inspirational pop-ups, opportunities to get up close and personal with artists awaits.

Yashfa Hassan (Yash) – The Director of Retail at CROSSROADS Maldives, shares, “With Woody, Sense Boutique, Pharma Doc, and Art & Soul, we are excited to offer more than just retail spaces. Each destination is an invitation to discover, express, and enrich your lifestyle. And that’s not all – CROSSROADS Maldives is already your haven for relaxation with the beach club, Len be Well Spa, and a kids’ club for the little ones. Visitors can also choose from over 10 restaurants, each offering a culinary adventure. We can’t wait for our local community to experience and explore our new offering here at CROSSROADS Maldives and take a pause from the mundane noise and activity of their daily routines. Getting here is a breeze too, with multiple daily transfers from the airport and Male city. So, whether you’re here for the shopping, the dining, or simply to unwind, CROSSROADS Maldives is ready to make your island experience unforgettable.”

CROSSROADS Maldives, the premier integrated leisure destination invites you to explore the intersection of luxury and laid-back vibes. Dive into sustainable elegance, pamper yourself a bit, and let your creativity flow in a setting that’s not just chic but effortlessly cool.

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Patina Maldives debuts sustainable capsule collection in collaboration with contemporary menswear designer Chris Stamp



Patina Maldives, Fari Islands has unveiled its much-anticipated debut clothing collaboration, Patina x Stampd – an exclusive limited-edition capsule collection created by LA-based menswear label founder, Chris Stamp. Ignited by Chris’ first visit to Patina Maldives in November 2022, the collaboration comprises of 11 ocean-friendly pieces featuring exclusive graphics and prints created from photography from his trip, captured via his iPhone.

Available for purchase exclusively via Patina Maldives’ STAMPD Collection popup from 26 October 2023, the Patina x Stampd collection of ocean-inspired streetwear includes the Patina Palm Camp Collar Buttondown shirt (USD256); Patina Palm and Patina Deep Sea trunks (USD198); Patina Deep Sea Puffer Tote in silver or grey (USD198); Patina Ripstop trunk (USD187); three styles of tee shirts (from USD106); and Patina Structured Trucker caps in silver or black (USD118).

Patina x Stampd will be officially launched during Cosmopolitan Ocean, the second instalment of Patina Maldives’ signature Pathways series of events that seek to stimulate and nurture lasting personal transformations, habitualise new lifestyle practices and imbue guests’ lives with greater depth and intention. For further information and updates on Cosmopolitan Ocean, visit islands/cosmopolitan-ocean.

The collaboration will then be available November 4th at 9am PST online at and at 11am PST in store at Stampd La Brea (130 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036).Founded in 2013 by Chris Stamp, Stampd provides a curation of quality designs inspired by a passion for the arts, travel and the outdoors, celebrating both urban and outdoor active lifestyles.

Reflecting a shared oceans-first philosophy, all items in the Patina x Stampd collection are made from ethically sourced cotton, recycled poly fabrics or – in the case of the Patina Palm Camp Collar Buttondown shirt a sustainably produced TENCEL™ fibre.

“The way in which Patina brings art and hospitality together is the future of resort living. I’m excited to continue their story, alongside mine, to further create an on-island experience like no other, for the modern traveller,” Chris Stamp, founder of Stampd, said.

Rates at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands during Cosmopolitan Ocean start from USD2,300++ per night based on two adults sharing a One Bedroom Pool Villa on a half board (breakfast and dinner) basis, including all-access to the Cosmopolitan Ocean programme, nightly cocktails and return airport boat transfers for stays of four consecutive nights or more, plus complimentary Guest Benefits. Price excludes tax and service.

To book visit, email or tel. +960 4000 555.

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St. Regis Maldives launches skincare promotion



The ultra-exclusive St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is celebrating sun, sea, sand, and skincare this month, with a special promotion at the on-site Iridium Spa.

A range of treatments will cleanse and rejuvenate the skin, allowing it to glow throughout the vacation and beyond, a hotel statement said.

Customers may choose from an array of renewing and refreshing treatments, delivered by expert therapists at Iridium Spa, supporting skin and body care regimes this summer.

Treatments range from 30, 60, 90 and 120 minutes, ensuring everything from a quick fix to deep, nurturing recovery from the stresses of life and the environment. Highlights include the after-sun Swedish massage with Maldivian coconut oil, and the two-hour after-sun ritual including body exfoliation, body wrap – and a scalp massage using cooling aloe vera, cucumber and peppermint.

The offer is available until May 31, 2022. Prices are subject to 23.2% service charge and Maldives government tax, the statement added.

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, which opened in November 2016, is nestled on a private island in a secluded Maldivian atoll, amidst thriving marine life. Just 40 minutes from Male by seaplane, guests are transported into a newfound paradise in the Dhaalu Atoll.

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