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JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa announces promotion of Director of Spa and the appointment of new Thai Sous Chef

JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa has announced the promotion of Laltlanpari Varte to Director of Spa at the award-winning Spa by JW, and the appointment of Narawat Laksanayame as the new sous chef at its popular treetop Thai restaurant, Kaashi. These exciting changes underscore the resort’s unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation in providing unparalleled guest experiences.

Promotion of Director of Spa

JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa proudly announces the promotion of Laltlanpari (Pari) Varte to the position of Director of Spa at Spa by JW. Having joined the resort in 2020 as Spa Manager, Pari brings over 15 years of invaluable spa and wellness management experience from distinguished luxury establishments such as Oberoi Group of Hotels, Taj Hotels, Hyatt Hotels and Hilton Hotel. Her leadership has been instrumental in transforming Spa by JW into a sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Under Pari’s expert guidance, Spa by JW was honored with the esteemed Favorite Honeymoon Spa – Global Spa Awards 2022 and named Best Wellness Resort 2022 by Travel & Leisure India.  These accolades serve as a testament to her exceptional leadership and commitment to excellence. Pari remains dedicated to delivering the highest levels of service, and further enhancing spa treatments with sustainable practices by incorporating locally inspired products from the Maldives such as Island Apothecary, used at Spa by JW.

Expressing her excitement, Pari statedI’m thrilled to have the team’s trust in leading this endeavor. I believe our treatments cater to the exact needs of guests, focusing on delivering four distinctive benefits — Calm, Indulge, Invigorate and Renew.” Under her management, the spa has introduced a range of holistic treatments and services, all designed to promote well-being and tranquility.

Spa by JW aims to revitalize mind, body and spirit through an exquisite and well-balanced journey to achieve ‘The Whole You’. Featuring seven uniquely designed couple treatment rooms, and one Deluxe Treatment Suite equipped with a steam room, ice room, and plunge pool, the spa offers an unrivalled experience of relaxation and rejuvenation for its guests.


Chef Nawarat Laksanayame Appointed as New Sous Chef at Kaashi

JW Marriott Maldives is equally delighted to introduce Narawat Laksanayame, fondly referred to as “Mama,” as the new sous chef at Kaashi. With breathtaking views of Indian Ocean and a stunning treetop setting, Kaashi or “Coconut” in the local language, is poised to elevate the dining experience with the Chef’s heartfelt and authentic Thai cuisine.

Drawing inspiration from her parents and her hometown, Ubon Ratchathani, in the Isaan province, Chef Mama brings to Kaashi the rich and spicy flavors that define Thai cuisine. One of her signature creations is the somtam, a vibrant and flavorful papaya salad featuring fresh ingredients like strips of papaya, tomatoes, chili peppers, beans, dried shrimp, and peanuts. 

Chef Mama has been an integral part of the team at Kaashi, consistently delighting guests with her signature dishes that showcase authenticity and delicacy.  Her extensive experience acquired from working in numerous kitchens across Male, including Centara Ras Fushi, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, and Kandima Maldives. Combined with her passion for sharing culinary traditions, Chef Mama promises a memorable dining experience for guests at Kaashi.

These personnel updates exemplify JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa’s unwavering dedication to excellence and innovation in delivering exceptional guest experiences. The resort warmly welcomes guests to indulge in its world-class spa treatments at Spa at JW and savor the authentic flavors of Thailand at Kaashi, where every dish tells a story of tradition and passion.

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