One&Only Reethi Rah appoints new Director of Finance, Sales

One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives has announced two important appointments to its executive team. Kanchana Perera, an experienced hotelier and senior leader, has been named as the Director of Finance for the resort. Antonio Gracio, an enthusiastic, engaging and ambitious sales leader, has been appointed as the Director of Sales.

Kanchana originates from Sri Lanka and boasts over 20 years of experience within the finance sector. Demonstrating extensive involvement in the Maldives, he has held prestigious roles across numerous properties within the island nation throughout his professional journey. Noteworthy affiliations include renowned establishments such as Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International and Capella Hotels and Resorts. Kanchana is a holder of a Master of Business Administration from the University of Suffolk. With an abundance of knowledge and decades of experience, Kanchana represents a valuable augmentation to the management team of the resort.

The second key appointment is that of veteran hotelier Antonio Gracio as Director of Sales of One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives. With over a decade of experience in luxury hospitality sales, Antonio began his career in 2009 in Algarve, Portugal. He then was later promoted to Associate Director of Sales at Jumeirah Port Soller in Mallorca, Spain. His career continued at Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, where he led the sales departments of the Group’s leading beachfront properties, such as Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Eventually, he was promoted to Director of Sales for Madinat Jumeirah’s properties – Jumeirah Al Naseem, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, and Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf.

Jan Tibaldi, General Manager, says, “I am thrilled to welcome Kanchana and Antonio to the One&Only family in the Maldives. With their proven commitment to delivering exceptional experiences, we are confident that they will significantly contribute to our tradition of excellence. We look forward to a future filled with success and exciting developments under their guidance.”

Cover photo: Kanchana (R) and Antonio.

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