One & Only Reethi Rah Maldives holds grand event commemorating 12th anniversary

Portraying an atmosphere of amicable hospitality, the staff that welcomed us to the breathtaking retreat of One & Only Reethi Rah were testament to the warm environment encompassing the island. Greeting us with generous smiles at the sun kissed pier at One & Only Reethi Rah, they exhibited a harmonious level of co-existence, privy only to the family of employees and the guests that resided within.

On-going work for the final completion of their 12th Anniversary event engulfed the otherwise peaceful atmosphere. A lavish display of ‘pirate’ themed ornaments lined up at the entrance of the main event, scheduled to commence late evening.

The grand event; commemorating the 12th Year Anniversary of One & Only Reethi Rah was ‘docked’ on a monumental shipwreck; built by the Reethi Rah family. Following the first distribution of the lucky draw winners, the event was inaugurated with the traditional performance of their own ‘Boduberuteam.

A special appearance was also made by the Maldivian band ‘Symbolic Records’ – a hip-hop boy group, grooving in a bit of ‘rap’ with their songs, for the energetic crowd.Throughout the occasion, numerous staff engaged in showcasing their skills with artistic performances in front of a make-believe X-Factor panel reflecting humorous personalities by four ecstatic judges, including Jean-Luc Naret, General Manager of Reethi Rah, the Resort Manager, the Learning and Development Manager, and the Director of Human Resources.

Naret stated: “It is the time of the year again where we celebrate and recognise our great asset, which happens to be our hard-working employees. My colleagues are like my own family and I am very proud to be a part of this amazing team. Their sincerity and passion for the work are the reason why our regular guests keeps on coming back. Therefore, they deserve to have this fabulous celebration.

I am confident that next year would be more fabulous and I can’t wait to celebrate it once again with my Reethi Rah family!”

Plaques and awards of recognition were presented to the property’s most dedicated employees under the categories; Ambassador of the Year, Manager of the Year, Team Leader, and the Heart of the House.

Distributed amongst the departments, awards were given out to the ‘Most Outstanding Colleague of the Department’; more specifically from F&B Division, Engineering Division, Housekeeping Division, Front Office Division, Spa & Fitness Division, Human Resource Division, Boutique Division, Security and Lifeguard Division, Marine Concierge Division, Reservation Division, Club one Division and Kids Only Club Division.

Awards were also handed out for the Best Performance and Best Costume of the Event. Special recognition awards were also presented for colleagues who helped prepare the event.Gifts awarded to winners from prominent categories included a US$500 worth return-ticket, with 2-night stay for two at the Royal Mirage, Dubai. Additionally, Sponsors for the lucky draw had 114 employees taking home various gadgets and utensils with some employees winning 42” inch LED TV’s, watches, kitchen equipment and more.

Main sponsors of the event included Veligaa Hardware, Royal Blue Fishing Pvt. Ltd., B&H Trading Pte. Ltd., Fino & Greenpath, DJ-Vine Cellars Maldives Pvt. Ltd., Promogear, LLC, Color Bank, ISPC, Fantsy Store, Eric Brand Furniture, Prestige Foods International Pte. Ltd., Milsha Maldives, Blue Bayou Trade and Asters Bookshop.

A special video song was also released by the staff to celebrate the occasion.