Santiago Rodriguez-Bustelo appointed as General Manager of Barceló Whale Lagoon Maldives

Barceló Hotel Group, a renowned global hospitality company, has announced the appointment of Santiago Rodriguez-Bustelo as the General Manager of their latest venture, the stunning Barceló Whale Lagoon Maldives. The new 5-star resort is located in the breathtaking South Ari Atoll, marking the company’s first entry into the Maldives hospitality market. With an impressive career […]

Kandima Maldives appoints Tom Van Tuijl as General Manager

Pulse Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Tom Van Tuijl as the new General Manager of Kandima Maldives. Joining Kandima’s Krew, Tom brings over 20 years of experience in the leisure and business hospitality industries, having worked in various operational and managerial roles across Europe, Africa, and Asia, including his most recent role […]

Vakkaru Maldives appoints Patrick Duff as Resort Manager

Vakkaru Maldives welcomes seasoned hospitality veteran Patrick Duff as the new Resort Manager. With an illustrious career spanning nearly four decades and experience in some of the world’s most prestigious luxury hotel brands, Patrick’s appointment marks a new chapter in the resort’s quest to deliver unparalleled service and experiences to its guests. A highly respected […]

Jason Kruse appointed General Manager at JA Manafaru Maldives

JA Resorts & Hotels has announced the appointment of Jason Kruse as General Manager of JA Manafaru in Haa Alif Atoll, the northernmost private island resort in the Maldives. With over 20 years of experience in the international hospitality and tourism sector, Jason started his career filling notable senior leadership positions across a portfolio of […]

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives promotes Hussain Shahid to Resort Manager

After 14 years of service, which commenced as Director of Human Resources back in 2009, Hussain Shahid has developed a broad cross-section of skills in hotel management, resulting in his promotion from Executive Assistant Manager to Resort Manager of Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, this June. Speaking about his time at Kandooma, he reflects on […]

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 […]

Hospitality Hires of the Week

Featured Image: Kanruethai Roongruang, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru The beginning of June saw some big and inspiring movements in the hospitality industry of the Maldives. Read all about this week’s resort appointments. Kanruethai Roongruang, General Manager, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru has engaged […]

Hospitality Hires of the Week

Featured image: Sarocha Pakeenuya, sustainability manager and resident marine biologist, Grand Park Kodhipparu There have been some exciting movements in the hospitality industry in the Maldives this week. Read all about the latest appointments in this handy digest. Peter Lodovico D’Souza has been appointed resort manager at Cora Cora Maldives, opening on 1 October in […]