Grand Park Kodhipparu Welcomes Trio of Leaders

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives, has appointed Ahmed Saeid as human resources manager, Piumi Gamanayake as marketing and communications manager, and Vincenzo Emma as executive sous chef. As a talent and people management leader; Saeid has worked at Villa Hotels, Furaveri Maldives, Dhigali Maldives, and Sun Siyam Resorts. At Grand Park Kodhipparu, he will navigate a […]

Top Hospitality Hires of the Month

Amir Badr, Resident Manager, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Lily Hotels has appointed Amir Badr as the resident manager of Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa and its new elevated luxury collection, The Signature Collection by Hideaway in the Maldives. Amir comes with a diverse background within the hospitality industry with a career in the industry […]

Siyam World Appoints Key Leaders

Siyam World, Maldives, has appointed Florian Niessing as director of food & beverage and Maya Damayanti as Veyo Spa manager. Florian will oversee food and beverage related operations of over fourteen outlets at the resort while Maya will oversee the Veyo Spa, one of the biggest spas in the country. Originally from Germany, Florian has […]

Alila Kothaifaru Maldives Makes Key Leadership Appointments

The soon-to-open Alila Kothaifaru Maldives has appointed Alexandre Glauser and Kiran Sonawane as the resort’s general manager and director of sales and marketing. As general manager, Swiss national Alexandre Glauser oversees the highly anticipated official debut of the 80-villa luxury resort. Alexandre brings a wealth of expertise in hotel openings and operations in various markets, […]

Christian Adrian Garcia Appointed Executive Chef at Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives

Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives has appointed Chef Christian Adrian Garcia as executive chef. The seasoned professional brings in a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role. Hailing from Argentina, Chef Christian graduated from the “Unión de Chefs Argentinos” and has worked in the Spanish cities of Valencia, Barcelona, and Ibiza. More recently, Chef […]

Villa Hotels & Resorts Announce New Appointments

Villa Hotels & Resorts, with an existing portfolio of three resorts in the Maldives, has announced two new appointments as part of strengthening the leadership team to drive its growth and expansion. Mohamed Aalim, Group Director Talent and Culture Mohamed Aalim was appointed group director for talent and culture at Villa Hotels and Resorts, effective […]

Janaka Vithana Appointed Director of Engineering at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has appointed Janaka Vithana as Director of Engineering at the twin-island resort. Brining in twenty-one years’ of experience in the industry, Vithana will be responsible for elevating the guest experience whilst upholding the high-quality facilities’ standard that the resort is renowned for. Prior to this, he was the Director of Engineering […]

Ibrahim Thoha Appointed Deputy Managing Director at MACL

Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) has appointed Ibrahim Thoha as the company’s Deputy Managing Director. Prior to this appointment, Thoha performed as the Acting In-charge MACL, following the dismissal of former Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Gordon Andrew Stewart in November 2021. Thoha was previously the Deputy Chief Officer at MACL and carries thirty-two […]

Mohamed Azmeel Appointed Director of Sales at Villa Hotels & Resorts

Villa Hotels & Resorts has promoted experienced sales leader Mohamed Azmeel as director of sales, effective from March 2022. Azmeel joined the Villa Hotels & Resorts group over twenty years ago as assistant reservations manager at Paradise Island Resort & Spa. Over the years, Azmeel has held several positions within the sales team, which includes […]

Christophe Adam Appointed General Manager at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, operated by local operator Lily Hotels, has promoted Christophe Adam to the position of general manager from resident manager. He will be responsible for the resort’s overall operations, guest satisfaction, maintaining standards, and ensuring brand initiatives are successfully executed. With twenty-seven years of hospitality experience and two degrees in International […]

Mohamed Iujaz Zuhair Appointed Resort Manager at Paradise Island Resort and Spa

Paradise Island Resort and Spa has appointed Mohamed Iujaz Zuhair as the new Resort Manager. Iujaz joins the Villa Hotels & Resorts property during the company’s rebranding and transformational journey. With hospitality experience spanning more than ten years in international and domestic hotel operations, Iujaz brings a wealth of experience focusing on outstanding levels of […]

Vinod Mathew Appointed Director of Revenue at Dusit Thani Maldives

Dusit Thani Maldives has appointed Vinod Mathew as the resort’s new director of revenue. Vinod will oversee revenue management and distribution strategy and work closely with the resort’s department heads to embed a revenue management culture. An internationally minded professional, Mathew speaks English, French, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil. He earned his Bachelor’s in Tourism and […]