MALDIVES – A Lithuanian company has set up a hotel in the Maldives run entirely by blondes.
Blondes in the Baltics have had enough with dumb blonde jokes, even though they can only understand about 1/2 of them. They want to show they are smart enough to run a business, and create an empire. This is the real Blonde Ambition.
The Lithuanian company Olialia, pronounced “ooh-la-la”, is setting up a holiday resort in the Maldive islands. They wanted “va-va-voom” but that was taken by a brunette company in Greece.
Hotel Blonde is advertising for tourists of all hair colors, and hair lengths (even the bald!), to come to their new hotel. The entire staff of the hotel is hot, blonde females. The company is sponsoring direct flights to the island crewed entirely by hot blondes, including the pilots. “Blondes make the best pilots, ” said the Hotel Blonde CEO, Giedre Pukiene, “Captain Sully is a blonde, or was before he went gray, so that means that all blonde pilots are heroes. So, get on board!”
Women with dark hair are not allowed to work at the hotel – or anywhere near the hotel. Pukiene says she wants to break the stereotype that blonde women are less intelligent. To prove it they are offering three days and one night at the hotel for $500 (beds are extra).
“Our girls are very smart and have degrees,” she says. “They are all 100 degrees of hotness!” She went on to say that, “All of them want to do something with their lives. They have lots of business ideas and lots of other things in their heads, too. We have so many ideas that we can’t fit them all in our idea jar. We had to stop making ideas for a while.”
Hotel Blonde officially launched this weekend at a party in Lithuania opened by Olialia. Asked why they didn’t open the hotel at the hotel, Hotel Blonde executives said, “Oh, that’s a great idea! Put it in the jar.”
The resort has been heavily criticized. On the Maldivian news website “Minivan,” many readers condemned it as discriminatory by potentially excluding non-white Maldivians. “This is racist and should not be allowed in the Maldives,” wrote one reader identified as Ablo.
“Blondes are not a race,” said Pukiene. “Blondes are people. We buy freedom, just like them. They should not incriminate against us either.” Local laws are making things difficult for Hotel Blonde because in the Maldives hotels are required to hire at least 50% local staff. “We only hire people that are 100%.”
In Lithuania, there is the question about whether stipulating blonde hair as a criterion for a job applicant means the hotel is selling sex. “Nonsense, just because you are blonde doesn’t mean you have sex,” said Ausra Batalav, a Hotel Blonde manager.
Batalav says her company does not discriminate and welcomes all applicants, no matter what their gender, age, ethnicity or hair color – as long as they are blonde. Batalav said that critics are jealous. “Women with dark hair always feel inferior, because they are.”
“They are just selling sex,” said Latvian journalist Anita Jemberg, herself a brunette. Batalav had this to say about Jemberg, “Oh really? Is that rainbow?”
Batalav says the hotel expects “to make 110% percent income this year.”
So go to the Maldives and… Get Blonde!