Sun Siyam Iru Veli Appoints Ali Adam as General Manager, Victor Zanotti as Executive Chef

Sun Siyam Iru Veli, Maldives, has welcomed new additions to its management team by appointing Ali Adam as the new General Manager, and Victor Zanotti as Executive Chef. Ali Adam, a native Maldivian, has worked with well-known brands and resorts in the Maldives, including Dhigufaru, Vilamendhoo, Mirihi, and Vakarufalhi Island Resorts. He also held the […]

Alila Kothaifaru Maldives Appoints New Resort Manager Jamal Ahmed and Director of Human Resources Riffath Fareed

Alila Kothaifaru Maldives has appointed their new Resort Manager, Jamal Ahmed and Director of Human Resources, Riffath Fareed into their team. Having previously worked across a broad range of operational roles with international luxury hotel brands such as W Maldives and Soneva Gili Maldives, Jamal Ahmed brings over 25 years of industry expertise into his […]

One&Only Reethi Rah Appoints Andreas Porias as GM

One&Only Reethi Rah has announced the appointment of Andreas Porias as its General Manager, effective 19 August 2022. With over 20 years of hospitality experience, Andreas has held key operational roles in numerous properties in New York and the United Kingdom, including The Lanesborough Hotel, The Dorchester, and The Gleneagles Hotel, where he was Hotel […]

The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives Appoints Nihal Sevuk as Director of Revenue

Standard International’s first island resort in the island nation, The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives, has appointed Nihal Sevuk as its Director of Revenue. With over 15 years of successful hospitality experience, Nihal earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Administration at Boğaziçi University in Turkey, followed by a Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Suffolk […]

New Appointments at Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa

Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa welcomes three new key members to its senior management team – Airika Sirak as director of sales & marketing,  Priti Pandey as director of revenue management, and Sivakumar Gopalakrishnan as executive sous chef. A passionate and result-oriented professional, Airika Sirak brings over twenty-five years of industry knowledge and expertise.The […]

Pankaj Pandey Appointed Sales Manager – Indian Market at Villa Hotels & Resorts

Villa Hotels & Resorts has appointed Pankaj Pandey as sales manager for the Indian market. In his new role, he will be leading the Indian market and strategic development in alignment with the company’s new chic and contemporary vison. Joining the resort at a pivotal stage in the Villa Hotels & Resorts new elevated transformation, […]

Audra Arul Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Dusit Thani Maldives

Dusit Thani Maldives in Baa Atoll has appointed marketing professional Audra Rohini Arul as the Director of Sales and Marketing. Ms Arul brings to the role more than 20 years of experience in the high-end hospitality space, working for leading brands in Asia and beyond. Audra has served as Director of Sales and Marketing for […]

Glen Cooper appointed Executive Chef at Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands has appointed Glen Cooper as the new Executive Chef. Chef Cooper joins The Ritz-Carlton Maldives with over 18 years of culinary experience at luxury hotels across the globe. Originally from New Zealand, Chef Cooper has a background working at hotels in Russia, Bhutan, Singapore, and the Maldives. In the Maldives, […]

Milaidhoo Maldives announce new appointments

Milaidhoo Maldives has announced the appointment of David Castaño as the new General Manager and Zayan Fayaz as PR & Communications Manager. David Castaño, General Manager  David Castaño, who is a native of Spain, brings a wealth of experience, having worked in some of the finest luxury resorts in destinations such as Bhutan, Cook Islands, […]

Nika Kim appointed Senior Sales Manager at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives

Alila Kothaifaru Maldives has appointed Nika Kim as Senior Sales Manager at the newly opened Hyatt property in the Maldives. Nika brings nearly a decade of hospitality experience, including her previous assignment in the commercial department at Grand Park Kodhipparu and Ayada Maldives. In this new role, Nika will oversee the Russia and CIS market […]

Top Hospitality Hires of the Month

Antonio Saponara Appointed General Manager at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands

Patina Maldives, Fari Islands has appointed seasoned hospitality professional Antonio Saponara as its new general manager. With an impressive track record of managing flagship hotels for luxury brands including Aman, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Jumeirah and Ritz-Carlton; the Neapolitan will use his extensive experience, clarity of vision and sure-footed mastery of hotel operations to shape […]