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Oct072010

Blonde Ambition: Hotel Hires Only the Fair-Haired

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(MALDIVES) -- If white sand beaches and turquoise waters weren't enough, a new resort is promising to turn your tropical paradise into utopia by adding blonde models. Lots of blonde models.

In fact, the proposed resort in the remote Maldives plans to employ only beautiful blonde models.

A Lithuanian company, the Olialia Group, hopes to open the resort on a yet-to-be-named island by 2015.

Part of the idea behind the resort is to show that blondes aren't dumb. To that end, there will be an education center called "Pretty Women" that will teach female guests always to be perfect and look great, as part of the mission to create a paradise for men who just like being surrounded by beautiful, young blondes.

Olialia -- pronounced "ooh-la-la" -- is also planning to create an airline and yacht service to serve the guests. And yes, plans call for blondes to work there, too.

"Blondes are a great power that should not be underestimated," Olialia's Giedre Pukiene told the Maldives Traveller. "We are smart, beautiful, reckless and purposeful."

This is hardly the first time a company has tried to attract guests with sexy women. Las Vegas pools are filled with gorgeous cocktail waitresses. There's even a Hooter's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and Playboy once had resorts across the country.

Still, this resort is clearly "unconventional," said John Bowen, dean of the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston.

"One of the things they say is that they want to show that blondes aren't dumb and they are going to bring in an extremely skilled set of employees to try and prove that," Bowen said. "But on the other hand, if you have them wearing provocative clothing and they're all models, that might create the perception that it's for more of a male sex tourist-type of crowd." 

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