Kandima Maldives appoints new General Manager, Resort Manager
Kandima Maldives resort has appointed Grant Jefferies as General Manager and Jeremy Nordkamp as Resort Manager.
Jefferies is an Australian born, seasoned international hotelier whose passion for the industry developed from an upbringing in a family who owned hotels in Southeast Queensland Australia. Jeffries’ impressive career in hospitality spans across the Pacific, USA, Europe and South East Asia.
Since graduating with a Master’s in Business Administration from Columbia Business School in New York, Jefferies has gained over 29 years of invaluable experience in many aspects of the hospitality industry including hotels, resorts, cruise liners and casinos.
Testaments to Jefferies’ experience include being New York’s youngest General Manager at the Soho Grand Hotel New York, overseeing the launch of numerous luxury resorts in the Maldives, opening the sub continent’s largest Spa Resort managed by Six Senses and playing a significant role in bringing Formula One Racing to India while he was the Vice President of Operations for Jaypee Hotels & Resorts.
Jefferies has a proven track record of leading effectively and achieving results. He has a penchant for pre-openings and will apply his vast experience and expertise to Pulse Hotels & Resorts’ newest venture, Kandima Maldives.
Born and bred Australian Jeremy Nordkamp is a pre-opening hotel specialist with a particular interest in remote and island resorts.
Nordkamp is a passionate hotelier who brings more than 15 years’ experience to the role having previously worked with Mantra Group, Hilton Hotels and Voyages Hotels & Resorts at Sails in the Desert – Ayers Rock and Dunk Island. He also spent many years managing operations at Accor Hotels’ 1000-bed Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort on the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island, in Queensland, Australia.
Nordkamp is results-driven with a passion for delivering 5-star service in hotel and resort environments. He is also known for his ability to develop high-performance teams and cultures and is a welcome addition to the Kandima team in the Maldives.
Kandima Maldives is set to open in December.
Located in Dhaalu atoll, the contemporary lifestyle resort will cater for guests of all ages; couples, families and groups of friends. The resort offers a choice of 274 stylishly designed studios and villas, with eleven categories to choose from.