The Small Maldives Island Co. has partnered with the New York-based hospitality group, Butter Group, to launch 1OAK Finolhu Blhu and 1OAK Lounge at Amilla in Maldives in 2017. With established venues in New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and internationally, Butter Group will introduce a series of its highly anticipated events throughout the partnership.
Butter Group will bring its boasting roster of world-class DJs, performers, captivating interiors, stellar standard of service and sophisticated audience to this collaboration.
The 1OAK Beach Club at Finolhu will bring nightly entertainment and events to the island’s magnetic two-storey Beach Club Bar crowned by a 360-degree panoramic lounge. Guests will experience jaw-dropping performances from resident Area 51 acrobats, mermaids and stilt walkers. Culinary showcases will be matched with world-class wines from the island’s Wine Vault or exotic cocktails from award-winning mixologists. 1OAK Finolhu Blhu will feature weekly retro pool parties; monthly Full Moon Tribal sandbank events; and – six times per year – vibe-defining, exclusive extravaganzas featuring appearances from the world’s top performers and hottest DJs.
“We are thrilled to be teaming up The Small Maldives Island Co. for this opportunity to introduce our highly successfully events to their nightlife scene. We pride ourselves on pushing the envelope and creating one of a kind experiences” says Richie Akiva, Founder of Butter Group.
The stunning 1OAK Lounge at Amilla will be situated in the breathtaking signature restaurant Feeling Koi. The stunning sunset bar on the rooftop will feature a selection of signature cocktails crafted to suit the tropical setting; over 20 different varieties of premium sakes; and a curated list of over 300 wines from Amilla’s Cellar Door wine collection. Downstairs, the inviting lounge bar will be an exciting, intimate destination for dessert, post-dinner drinks and sounds by live DJs.
Helmed by nightlife business originator and Butter Group Founder, Richie Akiva, 1OAK remains one of the most popular and exclusive celebrity hotspots since its inception. Since the opening of its flagship location in New York City, 1OAK has expanded exponentially with locations in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Saint Barths, Monaco and Southampton, plus pop-ups at Coachella, Super Bowl, Cannes, Ibiza and Art Basel. 1OAK has been favoured by Hollywood’s biggest celebrities, VIPs and socialites, including Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Madonna, Katy Perry, Kanye West, Rihanna, Olivier Rousteing, Narciso Rodriguez and Giorgio Armani.