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Seaside Hotels Acquire Finolhu in the Maldives

Luxury hotel chain, Seaside Hotels, which now operates as Seaside Collection, has successfully acquired Finolhu, a luxury island resort in the Baa Atoll of the Maldives.

Modern and fun, Finolhu is the hotel chain’s 11th boutique property and its first in the Maldives.

German sibling hoteliers, Gregor and Anouchka Gerlach, acquired the resort after an extensive search for a resort that would appeal to guests from all over the world.

Finolhu, meaning sandbank, is considered one of the finest resorts on Baa Atoll, a biosphere reserve protected by UNESCO. An environmental study for each hotel on the Baa Atoll determines what can be built and how things need to be maintained.

In addition to working closely with the Parley for Oceans organisation, an in-house marine biologist takes care of the responsible interaction of guests and the environment. To avoid plastic pollution, Finolhu has created its own facility for bottling drinking water, it does not use plastic straws and discourages guests from bringing plastic bottles to the resort.