VX STUDIO joins forces with major Maldives-based architectural firm to become the leading resort and hospitality designers in the MENA region


Dubai: VX STUDIO signs an exclusive agreement with the leading design and architectural firm in the Maldives – GX Associates ensuring their mutual growth in the MENA region.

GX Associates are based in the Maldives and excel in hospitality and resorts with many stunning and revered resorts under their belt already such as Anantara Dhigu, Anantara Kihavah Villas, The Four Seasons, Hilton Irufushi, Niyama, Naladhu, Aarah and Baros to name just a few. The combination of the two companies guarantees maximum reach to global developers looking to create signature and world class resort and hospitality assets.

VX STUDIO is part of the Ayana Holding group of companies and are renowned for successfully delivering iconic projects both locally and internationally. Their value-driven, developer-led designs continue to turn heads and prove successful from concept to execution. Opaal, the sister company of VX STUDIO will collaborate for exciting interiors utilizing their resort skillsets to provide a unique lifestyle and a one stop shop exclusive service experience.  

During the signing ceremony, CEO of VX Studio/Ayana Holding and the leading force behind the group’s strategic growth, Mr. Hamid Kereychian said “we will be strengthening our position within the market through this partnership with the leading designers based in the Maldives. Their wealth of knowledge in creating world class resorts only adds to our portfolios mutually and ensures we continue to bring the best from around the world and make it available here in the region”.

About Ayana Holding: 

Ayana Holding focuses on building a network of powerful companies on a global level. With robust financial, operational with strategic experiences and a wide-ranging network, they have the resources, global capacity and know-how to continuously transcend borders, boundaries and benchmarks – resulting in high-growth businesses that disrupt industries and have a meaningful impact in the world. Since inception they have evolved in to one of the most valuable groups of companies with a proven track record of navigating within diverse, transitioning and complex economies, placing them at the forefront of innovation.

Companies under the Ayana Holding umbrella include VX Studio for Master planning and Architectural Design, Opaal Interiors, Ayana Properties, Atlas Asset Management, Nioum for Building Materials, Manya Décor for Project Management and Turnkey Fit-Out, Detay Living for FF&E and Furniture Procurement, M2L Concepts for Entertainment Concepts, ALTtech for IT Infrastructure, Brand Capital Creative Agency, Performaa Management Consultancy, Xplor for Destination Marketing and Ayana Capital Investment Advisory.