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Bruno Aveillan Creates Film Series to Mark Soneva’s 25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25 years - Cinema Paradiso at Soneva Jani by Sandro Bruecklmeier
Bruno Aveillan has created a new series of films that focus on the driving force behind Soneva’s success; its people.

Bruno Aveillan has created a new series of films that focus on the driving force behind Soneva’s success; its people. The films take an in-depth look at some of the fascinating individuals who represent every facet of the Soneva brand.

An acclaimed filmmaker, photographer, and artist, Aveillan is considered one of the most in-demand directors on the planet. He works with world-renowned brands that including; Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Chanel, and Time Warner. Aveillan is also a recipient of more than 200 awards. This includes multiple Gold Lions at Cannes, Gold Clio Awards, and Grand Prix Stratégie. Moreover, Aveillan’s name has become a by-word for modern cinematographic excellence.

The director’s latest film series focuses on Soneva Fushi in the Baa Atoll. Likewise, Soneva Fushi was the first Soneva resort to open its doors back in 1995. Soneva set a new standard in sustainable luxury and transforming the hospitality sector in the Maldives archipelago and beyond. The series features one four-minute-long brand film and ten shorter videos. Furthermore, the series’ shot against the backdrop of Soneva Fushi’s idyllic natural beauty.

Also read: Soneva Marks 25 Years of Rare Guest Experiences and a Peerless Sustainable Ethos

“By directing this new opus for this enchanting place, I had the great opportunity to meet what perhaps constitutes the absolute treasure of this pure jewel on earth: its human beings. Day by day, these people make the dream happen, shaping the soul and creating the legend of Soneva. Happy birthday, dearest Soneva!

Bruno Aveillan said.

The films star some of Soneva Fushi’s best-loved Hosts. Many of the hosts have been with the resort since the very beginning. Aveillan was also behind the lens for Soneva’s 2018/19 Festival of Colour campaign. The campaign brought to life the diverse array of unique guest experiences, visiting experts and also activities taking place throughout the year, inspired by the vibrant palette of hues at Soneva Fushi, Soneva Jani, and Soneva Kiri.

With a plethora of awards, including several Gold Cannes Lions, London International Awards and New York Clios, we were very lucky that acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Bruno Aveillan agreed to direct it. A Soneva enthusiast himself, Bruno has created several short films for us over the years, such as ‘The Boy with the Coconut’, and, more recently, our ‘Festival of Colours’ film series. We are delighted with the final cut and cannot wait to share the series with the world so that people can get to know some of the of the remarkable individuals who have played a role in our success.

Sonu Shivdasani, Founder and CEO of Soneva said.

Soneva’s award-winning properties in the Maldives and Thailand is celebrating its landmark 25th anniversary with a 12-month campaign starting from this month. To view Soneva’s full 25th-anniversary campaign including the curated collection of videos by Bruno Aveillan, and Soneva’s gallery of old photos since 1995, visit:

Feature image by Soneva
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Easter at SAii Lagoon and Hard Rock: Festivities and Events

Easter is the perfect time to jet off for a memorable family holiday before the summer rush floods in.

This Easter is especially lined up of festivities and events at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton at CROSSROADS Maldives!

Kid-friendly, Teen Approved, Roxity Kids Club & Teen Spirit Club

Who says grown-ups get to have all the fun? This Easter, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is bringing adult-free zone for kids to enjoy. Kids get to stat the day with the Bunny Dance Fitness session at the pool Deck. Groove to the rhythm and get energised for the day ahead!

Join the Sundown Ritual again the perfect tropical sunset and backdrop! Indulge in a Mexican dinner at The Elephant and The Butterfly, accompanies by live band performances, that will set the stage on fire. For the family-favourite, the resort is bringing back Easter Pool Party. It is a must try on the list, where you can make a splash and enjoy the beats of the Bunny DJ I-MAN. Little ones can enjoy with Roxity Mini Fun Fair, Easter Bunny Cookie Making, and the Roxity Easter Egg Hunting.

Thrill-seekers can join the Easter Limbo Challenger at the Pool Deck. You can also try out hand at the Bunny Silk Climbing Aerial Class at The Stage.

Koimala & Maalimi’s Junior Beach Club and Camp’s SAiissational Easter Line-Up

Celebrate this Easter with a touch of heartfelt Cham at SAii Lagoon Maldives. You can start you day with a snorkelling house reef tour. With this tour you can explore the vibrant underwater world of The Maldives. You can also join for Aqua Zumba and Water Polo at the Beach Club Pool. Unwind with a cocktail-making competition and pool volleyball. This activities are perfect for guests of all ages to enjoy some fun in the sun.

For the aspiring culinary artists, SAii Master Chef competition sets the perfect stage. Here aspiring chefs get to showcase their culinary skills and win fantastic awards. As the day winds dow, indulge in the Easter Dinner Buffet at Terra and Mar, offering a delightful dining experience with live music. With its relaxed atmosphere and genuine hospitality, Easter at SAii Lagoon Maldives promises a truly SAiiSational experience. Here, every moment is a chance to reach out to the blue and embrace the beauty of the island.

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