Resort News Weekly Roundup
Dominic Scoles appointed Hotel Manager at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has announced the appointment of Dominic Scoles as the new hotel manager to lead its operations. No stranger to life by the beach, Dominic has moved from the Turks and Caicos for his new role at the luxury private island resort.A seasoned hospitality professional, Dominic brings more than 10 years of experience to The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. As the hotel manager, he will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the resort, its staff and will also overlook financial management for the property. This includes planning, organising and directing all hotel services, including front-of-house, food and beverage operations and housekeeping.“I am honoured to be a part of the St. Regis family once again. I have been privileged to be a part of the larger Marriott group for several years and am truly excited to overlook the operations of this luxurious property and its many unique offerings,” said Dominic. For more information about The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, visit marriott.com/hotels/the-st-regis-maldives-vommuli-resort.
Summer Island Maldives scoops two accolades at SATA 2018
Summer Island Maldives has won two prestigious awards, for South Asia’s Leading Beach Resort/Hotel and Maldives’ Leading Beach Resort/Hotel, at the annual South Asian Travel Awards (SATA). Summer Island was chosen as the winner from among 25 hotel and resort finalists in the South Asia category, and from 16 finalists in the Maldives category.
“Summer Island is blessed with a beautiful natural beach and lagoon, and all of us, including the staff and guests, work hard to keep it clean and healthy. It’s this tireless work that makes all the difference,” said Mari Shareef, Resort Manager at Summer Island, commenting on the win.
Last year, Summer Island also won South Asia’s Leading Beach Resort/Hotel and Maldives’ Leading Beach Resort/Hotel at the SATA awards. A four-star resort located in North Malé Atoll, Summer Island is one of the Maldives’ first resorts and remains locally owned. A recent refurbishment has created fresh and zesty rooms, a rustic beach bar, and a world-class, over-water spa. For more information about Summer Island Maldives, visit summerislandmaldives.com.
Australian legend Jimmy Barnes performs at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, in collaboration with The Perfect Wave Travel (AUS), has hosted rock-n-roll legend Jimmy Barnes for a week-long surf music extravaganza at the resort. This exclusive series of gigs showcased Jimmy and his favourite songs, supported by his family band – in absolute paradise. Mark Lizotte, famously known as “Diesel”, played a separate show, and so did Mahalia Barnes – making that 5 incredible shows!
The Jimmy Barnes concerts were the latest in a series of “Surf Music In Paradise” events hosted by the resort and The Perfect Wave Travel – the world’s largest surf experience travel agency, that also manage the resort’s on-site surfing programme. “Surf Music In Paradise” is an annual calendar of events bringing together surfing and rock-n-roll lovers to enjoy exclusive sunset-hour concerts after an adrenaline-pumping day surfing at one of Maldives’ most sought after surfing spots. The intimate resort setting allows die-hard fans to savour a front-row personal experience with Jimmy Barnes and the rest of the performers with a “meet & greet” opportunity after the shows.
Bernard Fanning joins the lineup of absolute legends visiting Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives in 2019 along with the Hoodoo Gurus and Jimmy Barnes returning in September. For more information, visit surfmusicinparadise.com.
Maldives bags three prestigious titles at SATA 2018
Maldives has bagged Leading Honeymoon Destination, Leading Beach Destination, and Leading Diving Destination at the GALA Retreat of SATA Awards which took place at The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai, India. The SATA Awards is the first ever regional travel awards endorsed by multinational associations providing the tourism sector of the South Asian Region with recognition towards their facilities and service excellence. This year marks the third edition of SATA Awards.
With over 450 nominations from Bhutan, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, India and Nepal for this year’s edition the nominees competed in 36 major categories in 10 different segments. The South Asian Travel Awards aims to encourage and raise service standards within the regions of the Tourism industry.
Winning these awards will indeed enhance the image of the destination especially in the South Asian region, says Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC). Winning of the awards is also an indication of the visitors’ love and confidence towards the Maldives.