Our History

Inspired by founder Flavio Briatore’s love for Africa


Twiga, meaning Giraffe in Swahili, is inspired by Flavio Briatore’s love for Africa. Fascinated and intrigued by the coastal, milder landscape of Malindi, he wanted to translate the city’s wild charm into a new venue concept, aiming to become a welcoming, glamorous home-away-from-home for the sophisticated cosmopolitan clientele.

Twiga Beach Versilia was launched in 2001 and quickly established itself as a go-to destination for a discerning, international audience looking for a high quality retreat and excitement at the highest level. The successful Twiga concept was then elaborated and applied in Monte Carlo in 2014 and in London in 2016.

From the coolest urban hotspots to the tallest waves, Twiga is on a mission to bring the art of surprise around the world, designing spectacular experiences of extreme quality.