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 […]

Hassan Adil Appointed General Manager at Sun Siyam Olhuveli

Sun Siyam Olhuveli, Maldives, has promoted Hassan Adil from resort manager to general manager, marking his 20-year anniversary within Sun Siyam Resorts. In his new position as the general manager, he will lead the management team and oversee the daily operations for one of the biggest properties in the Maldives, working on the frontline to […]

Gaurav Makhijani Appointed Director of Sales & Marketing at Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives

Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives has appointed Gaurav Makhijani as the director of sales and marketing. Gaurav brings a wealth of experience in the hospitality arena, having worked with international brands for over a decade, including The Claridges, Taj, IHG, Jumeirah Group, and Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts. Most recently, Gaurav worked as the associate director of […]

Gaurav Thakur Appointed General Manager at Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa

Hilton has appointed Gaurav Thakur as the general manager of the upcoming Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa. Located on a private island in the North Malé Atoll, the 109-all pool villa resort will open on 1 July 2022, marking the entry of Hilton’s flagship brand into the Maldives. An accomplished hospitality veteran with a […]

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 […]