Noku Maldives has appointed Manoharan Mannarlingam (Mano) as the new General Manager.
Born and raised in Singapore, Mano’s hospitality career started when he began working part-time in Boulevard Hotel during his school holidays. He enjoyed his time engaging with locals and sharing his knowledge about Singapore with foreign guests. Later on, Mano also enrolled himself into the Bachelor of Science programme (Business Administration majoring in Travel Industry Management) at Hawaii Pacific University.
Upon graduation, Mano returned to Singapore and embarked on his first hospitality career at Inter-Continental Hotel in 2008. During this time, he moved through the ranks into different departments from Front Office to Revenue Management. His passion for hospitality extended into the classrooms at Raffles Academy Singapore where he was the lecturer and course coordinator for Diploma in Hotel Management educating young and aspiring teenagers.
In 2006, Mano moved from Front Office Manager to Revenue Manager and was promoted to Director of Revenue Management in 2010. In 2012, he moved on to become the Director of Revenue Management at Orchard Hotel. In 2013, Mano was appointed the Group Operations Director & General Manager of Scarlet Singapore & the Scarlet Huntington San Francisco. The property in Singapore was lauded –Singapore Leading Boutique Hotel in the 2017 World Travel Awards.
With years of operational and management experience, he took on the role as General Manager of Capri by Fraser in Johor Bahru, Malaysia from 2018 till 2020. He was fundamental in the opening development and progress of the hotel.
This is the first resort posting outside of Singapore for Mano. “I am thrilled to join the Noku family and have always wanted to get my hands on running a resort and am thankful for the opportunity. With the support from the team we can beat this pandemic and continue to create memorable experiences for our guests that we are fondly known for,” said Mano.