Anantara welcomes new General Manager Jean-Marc Ma-Poon

Jean-Marc Ma-Poon General Manager Anantara Kihavah VillasAnantara Kihavah Villas’ newly appointed General Manager Jean Marc Ma-Poon has taken up residence at the luxury resort.

 Jean-Marc was born and raised in Mauritius and holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management from Glion Hotel Switzerland, Anantara noted in a press release on February 17.

 He has previously worked in the USA, UK, Jordan, Bali, and the Maldives.

 “I am very excited to join such a deluxe resort with arguably one of the most breath taking dining experiences in the world at the underwater restaurant – Sea. Add to this the beautiful villas and residences and the warm-hearted nature of the Maldivian people, the resort has so much to offer for a relaxing and enriching Maldives experience,” said Jean-Marc.

 Jean-Marc comes to the resort with his Danish wife and two young children.

 Anantara Kihavah Villas is located on the Kihavah Huravalhi Island in Baa atoll, a 35-minute seaplane ride from the Male’ international airport. Baa atoll was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in June 2011 and includes Hanifaru Bay, a world-renowned marine area for sighting of whale sharks and manta rays.

 With 74 one-bedroom villas, 4 two-bedroom residences and a three-bedroom residence – each with its own large personal infinity-edge pools, dining pavilions, expansive wooden sundecks and ample lounging areas complete with swinging daybeds, hammocks and sun loungers – the resort also boasts an award-winning underwater restaurant and wine cellar.

 Anantara Hotels & Resorts currently operates more than 30 properties, located in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, the Maldives, Mozambique, Qatar, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Zambia, with future properties to open in China, and Sri Lanka.