Idris Elba Headlines New Year's Eve Celebrations at One&Only Reethi Rah
Guests celebrating the New Year at One&Only Reethi Rah, the ultra-luxury, all-villa resort situated on one of the Maldives’ largest private islands, were treated to a surprise DJ performance from Idris Elba to launch 2020 in unforgettable One&Only style. This exclusive set was one of a just handful of performances from the award-winning actor and DJ who performed a headline DJ set at Coachella in 2019.
Idris took to the stage just after midnight, following the resort’s New Year’s Eve countdown and electrifying drone show, where he entertained One&Only Reethi Rah’s guests with his explosive and energetic set, and partygoers danced the night away until the early hours of the morning. One&Only is known for their glamorous celebrations and creating once-in-a-lifetime moments for guests, and this performance was the highlight of an evening of captivating and high energy entertainment to welcome the New Year at the iconic Maldives resort.
Idris spent the days prior to the performance relaxing at One&Only Reethi Rah with his wife Sabrina Elba where the couple stayed in a private Water Villa with infinity pool, surrounded by the turquoise hues of the Indian Ocean. Whilst exploring the resort’s stunning surroundings by bicycle, they also took pleasure in having down-time on one of the many pristine white sandy beaches, relaxed at the One&Only Spa and relished in having romantic private dining experiences that included Tapasake restaurant, where they enjoyed a personal Teppanyaki experience with the resort’s chefs. In the evenings, they chilled at the chic Rah Bar, dancing the night away to some of the hottest tunes from bands flown in for the festive celebrations.
Idris, an avid footballer, also partook in the One&Only Festive Football Tournament where guests and colleagues went head-to-head to be awarded the One&Only cup. The festive activities culminated in an awe-inspiring UnderWonder festival to ring in the New Year, with Idris and Sabrina revelling in the performances from other artists from around the world.
Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only is conceived as a hallmark of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. The exclusive collection includes One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Palmilla and One&Only Mandarina in Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa; Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia; One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest in Rwanda. As part of the new portfolio, One&Only will be opening One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro in 2021. Additional resorts in development include One&Only Kéa Island in Greece and One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai as well as communities of One&Only Private Homes around the world. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com