Maurice Van Den Bosch Appointed General Manager at Coco Bodu Hithi

Coco Collection has appointed Maurice Van Den Bosch as general manager of Coco Bodu Hithi, Maldives. The Australian-Dutch citizen brings in over twenty years of experience in hotel management. Maurice most recently led the pre-opening team at Le Meridian Maldives Resort & Spa. His experience in managing resorts in the Maldives began in 2017 as […]

New Appointments in the Hospitality Industry

Featured Image: Elise Rimbaud, Director of Spa and Wellness, OZEN Reserve Bolifushi Maldives hotel industry has seen some exciting new movements this week. Hotelier Maldives brings you a round-up of the latest appointments. Elise Rimbaud, Director of Spa and Wellness, OZEN Reserve Bolifushi OZEN Resevre Bolifushi has recently appointed Elise Rimbaud as the director of […]

Jean-Louis Ripoche Appointed General Manager at Kandima Maldives

French-born hotelier Jean-Louis Ripoche has joined Kandima Maldives as the resort’s new general manager. He brings in more than thirty years of experience with hotels around the world, including Boston, Kuwait and Phuket. Prior to joining Kandima Maldives, Jean-Louis served as general manager at Marriott Hotels and orchestrated the opening of a new Marriott Hotel in […]

Hassan Sabree Appointed Resort Manager of Grand Park Kodipparu

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives has appointed senior Maldivian hotelier Hassan Sabree as resort manager. With over seventeen years of experience in hospitality including front office and service experience background, Sabree has worked for the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, One & Only Reethi Rah, and Como Maalifushi. Prior to joining Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives, Sabree worked as […]

Desislav Gospodinov Appointed Group Director of Sales & Marketing at Lily Hotels

Desislav Gospodinov has been appointed as group director of sales & marketing (GDOSM) for Lily Hotels’ two award-winning luxury resorts, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, and Lily Beach Resort & Spa. He brings with him more than 10 years of sales management experience and an international record to match it, spanning across Europe and Asia. […]

André Kretschmann Appointed General Manager at Kuda Villingili Resort

Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives, the luxury retreat that opened in June, has appointed André Kretschmann as its general manager to oversee daily operations and manage all aspects of the guest experience. Kretschmann has been involved since 2019, managing the team ahead of the official opening. Prior to joining Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives, Kretschmann served as […]

New Appointments in the Hospitality Industry

Featured Image: Gavin Sanders, General Manager, Radisson Blu Maldives In our regular round-up of the news of the movers and shakers of the Maldives hospitality industry we look at some of the new appointments here in the islands. Radisson Blu Resort Maldives has announced the appointment of Gavin Sanders as General Manager, bringing more than […]

Brice Lunot, Cluster General Manager JEN Maldives Male’ by Shangri-La and Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

JEN Maldives Male’ by Shangri-La, has announced the appointment of Brice Lunot as the hotel’s new General Manager. Brice is currently the General Manager for Shangri-La Villingili resort and spa and with this new appointment he will be the cluster General Manager for both properties. Brice is a well-versed hotelier with 29 years’ experience in […]

Federico Catalioto Appointed CSR Manager at Dusit Thani Maldives

Dusit Thani Maldives has appointed sustainability specialist Federico Catalioto as the resort’s new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager. Hailing from Italy, Catalioto has extensive experience in leading CSR initiatives for hotels and resorts focusing on holistic sustainability. After earning his double bachelor’s degrees in Hospitality Management from world-renowned hospitality institutes Glion and Les Roches in […]

Amila Jeewantha Handunwala Appointed General Manager at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has appointed Amila Jeewantha Handunwala as the resort’s new general manager. With over twenty-five years of experience in the luxury hospitality sector, his expertise will play a significant role in elevating the renowned twin-island hideaway to new heights. Possessing an extensive background with esteemed hospitality brands, Amila has previously lead hotel operations, […]

Hospitality Appointments of the Week

Featured Image: Ahmed Aneel Adam, Director of Reserve, Ozen Reserve Bolifushi There have been exciting new movements in the Maldives hotel industry. This June sees the following appointments. Ozen Reserve Bolifushi has welcomed Ahmed Aneel Adam as the newly appointed director of Reserve. As director, Aneel will be responsible for managing overall operations relating to […]

Nicolas Khairallah Appointed General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi

Gili Lankanfushi has announced Nicolas Khairallah as the resort’s new General Manager.  He was promoted from his previous position as Resort Manager at Gili Lankanfushi and brings in 15 years of experience in luxury hospitality spanning five countries and three different continents. After completing a post-graduate diploma in Hotel Management at the Swiss Hotel Management […]