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 […]

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 […]