OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI, the latest edition of Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts Group’s THE OZEN COLLECTION, in the Maldives has announced Ricardo Leal as the resort’s General Manager. Located in South Male Atoll, the ultra -luxurious resort offers an unparalleled Island living with grand spaces, access to sun-kissed ocean fronts and gourmet dine-by-design experiences. Each of the 90 villas and suites offer guests absolute seclusion, with a private swimming pool and direct beach or lagoon access.

With more than 20 years of experience under his belt in the global hospitality industry across Europe, Asia, & the Indian Ocean, he joined in September 2020 to lead the team towards excellence and further solidify the brand’s reputation as a ultra-high-end luxury resort. He started his career in 1996 and since then he has been associated with brands like Hilton, Pestana, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, and Hyatt Hotels. He brings a wealth of knowledge in Hotel Operations, Sales & Marketing, and Food & Beverage. Before joining OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI, he worked as General Manager at Alila Hotels & Resorts (Republic of China).

“I am very pleased to be a part of the group’s next journey in establishing a luxurious resort portfolio, THE OZEN COLLECTION. With the group’s mission and vision and dynamic leadership, I am confident that our brand ethos of delivering uber-luxe services in the most unique way, will be addressed passionately by each team member of our resort, said Ricardo Leal, General Manager, OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI. 

Giri Venkata, President & Chief Operating Officer of Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts, said, “We’ve always strived to achieve operational excellence and live up to our company promise, the Joy of Giving. With Ricardo on board, we are confident that this brand promise will be taken to a whole different level and OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI will only grow under his leadership.