Jumeirah Vittaveli announces that its General Manager, Amit Majumder, has been appointed as Vice President, Boutique Resorts, for Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts. Majumder will start his new role effective August 15, and be based in Dubai at Jumeirah’s headquarters. His new mandate will include oversight of Jumeirah Vittaveli, as well as the development of expansion plans for high-end luxury boutique resorts within the Jumeirah brand.
“I am very excited to start my new role with Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts. This is such an inspirational brand, with a comprehensive and admirable 360-degree philosophy, not just about how we continuously aim to exceed our guests’ expectations, but how we take care of our colleagues and make sure they feel right at home with us while having a clear path into their future ahead of them,” said Majumder.
“I look back at my time at Jumeirah Vittaveli with fond memories – we have continuously pushed the envelope with our innovations and projects, and I could not be more thankful to have had such a strong team to support me. It is not a farewell but only an ‘until I see you again’ as I will still be intricately involved in our framework of strategies for Jumeirah Vittaveli. In my new capacity as Vice President of Boutique Resorts, I look forward to using the insights and experience I have gathered working with small luxury resorts and apply these to locations in a global setting.”
Amit Majumder has led Jumeirah Vittaveli as General Manager since July 2016, a time during which he achieved commercial success as well as milestones in the resort’s positioning, such as the opening of the lavish 3,500 square meters five-bedroom Royal Residence, complete with private beach, two swimming pools, its own restaurant, spa, gym, and resident butler service in 2017.
Last year, he launched the destination’s first ice rink – the ecologically sustainable Ice Ice Maybe open-air ice rink on the beach, manufactured from a novel synthetic material from Switzerland that does not need cooling down. He also expanded the Food & Beverage offerings of the island from previously four restaurants and two bars, to currently 10 venues, including a wine library, whisky & chocolate salon, a cigar lounge, and more.
This year, he launched the completely refurbished Private Ocean Retreats with Slides and Infinity Pool Ocean Villas (nine of which also come with a water slide) – these new villa categories have proven to be extremely popular with guests and villas with slides were fully booked for the entire summer. Prior to his appointment as General Manager, Majumder served as Resident and then Resort Manager at Jumeirah Vittaveli, and, amongst others, his contribution was instrumental in developing the resort’s signature restaurant Swarna, a majestic venue in the midst of a lush resort garden with infinite lagoon views.
Jumeirah Vittaveli offers romantic escapes as well as exhilarating family holidays. Land and water-based activities include the destination’s first ice rink, a PADI Dive base, water sports centre, Talise Spa, six restaurants and bars, a wine library, an overwater lounge, an underground whisky and chocolate salon and a cigar lounge. For more information, visit www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/maldives/jumeirah-vittaveli.