Candice Barwell appointed as new Director of Sales & Marketing at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa has announced the appointment of Candice Barwell as the resort’s new Director of Sales & Marketing. Set to join the team this month, Barwell will be responsible for planning and implementing the sales and marketing strategy, optimising the hotel’s revenue and market share, and will continue to establish Shangri-La’s Villingili as one of the leading luxury resorts in the Maldives.

Barwell has over 20 years of experience in the luxury hotel and hospitality industry having worked with some of the world’s leading hotel brands across Europe and the U.A.E. She is excited to join Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts for the first time following her most recent post as Director of Sales & Marketing at Rosewood, Abu Dhabi, where she achieved the highest revenue since the hotel opened in 2012.

“I am delighted to be joining the dynamic team here at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa,” said Candice, commenting on her appointment. “It is certainly exciting to be part of the prestigious Shangri-La group and I look forward to working with this talented team and promoting this flagship property offering a unique experience in the Maldives.”

Prior to Abu Dhabi, Barwell held the position as Complex Director of Sales overseeing Starwood Hotels & Resorts opening of three hotels in Dubai, including the Emirate’s first St Regis and W branded properties. Barwell’s leadership skills, attention to detail, hands-on approach and wealth of experience ensure that she will be a valuable addition to the Shangri-La’s Villingili team.

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, nestled in the sheltered waters of the southernmost atoll, offers an extensive range of activities both on land and at sea. Most notable include CHI, The Spa, exploring the luscious tropical forest, a nine-hole golf course, the only one in the Maldives, or diving into an aquatic playground of water sports activities. To learn more about Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, visit shangri-la.com/male/villingiliresort.