Atmosphere Group announces trio of executive appointments in Maldives

Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts has appointed three new executive appointments across the group in the Maldives. Philippe Claverotte becomes Vice President Operations for The White Label Set by Atmosphere and General Manager of VARU By Atmosphere. Meanwhile Monica Suri will be the General Manager of OBLU SELECT at Sangeli and the group has also appointed Mei P. Pun as the General Manager of Atmosphere Kanifushi.

Philippe Claverotte will lead operations for ‘The White Label Set’ sub-brand and serve as the General Manager of VARU By Atmosphere. The White Label Set by Atmosphere offers classic Indian Ocean luxury resorts with a distinct character.

Philippe Claverotte has been serving as the General Manager of Atmosphere Kanifushi since March 2020 and has a deep understanding of the company philosophy – the ‘joy of giving’. A veteran in the hospitality industry, Philippe has worked for luxury hotel groups across twelve countries, including holding General Manager positions in leading resorts at the Maldives, Bora Bora, and New Caledonia.

Philippe said, “My focus will be on driving operations and commercial strategies for the two resorts while enhancing the overall service culture. I want guests to experience a commonality throughout the White Label resorts, with pristine locations, luxurious and authentic villas designed with a sense of place, excellent fine dining experiences, and first-class service.”

Situated on the north-western edge of the Malé Atoll, VARU by Atmosphere offers beautiful overwater villas and beach villas. It’s motto is ‘Naturally Maldivian,’ with local food blended with contemporary design and world-class service standards.

At the helm of the other ‘White Label resort’, Atmosphere Kanifushi, is the newly appointed General Manager Mei P. Pun. The pristine Atmosphere Kanifushi island resort in Lhaviyani Atoll is 35-minutes seaplane ride from Malé. Two kilometres in length and 90 metres wide, the island is blanketed by dense tropical vegetation and blessed with natural coral reefs. With over 22 years in the industry, Mei has worked at elite hotels and resorts in the Caribbean, Mauritius, China, France, and South-East Asia. She has extensive experience in the Maldives, having held the positions of Food and Beverage Manager, Resort Manager, and General Manager.

The third significant leadership announcement sees Monica Suri becoming General Manager of OBLU SELECT at Sangeli. Monica joined as the General Manager of VARU by Atmosphere in October 2019, during the crucial days leading up to the resort opening and launch.  

Monica brings more than a decade of experience within the hospitality industry and a wealth of knowledge from human resources, training, and core operations. A graduate from the Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) Bangalore, Monica previously worked as the General Manager of a prestigious resort in India. She completed a Leadership Program from Cornell and has visited thirty-six countries. OBLU SELECT at Sangeli is renowned for its exotic Honeymoon Water Suites and romantic ambience with ‘contemporary designed’ villas and suites, a selection of restaurants and services, amidst some of the most exotic dive and snorkelling locations in Malé Atoll.

Donna Richardson
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