Siyam World, Maldives Appoints Tom McLoughlin as Island Chief and General Manager

Siyam World, Maldives, the latest addition to Sun Siyam Resorts, has appointed hospitality trailblazer Tom McLoughlin as island chief and general manager ahead of its grand opening in quarter four, 2021.

Siyam World, Maldives will be the biggest and most exciting newly built resort in the Maldives. Offering a playground of possibilities full of diverse experiences, Siyam World offers fun-loving, open minded guests the freedom to roam, socialise and engage in an island community. With its uncompromisingly quirky “I can have it all” perception comes a deep-rooted soul and a unique approach to everything.

Unconventional disruptor and daring visionary McLoughlin has a proven track record of spearheading innovative and iconic island concepts that have driven the evolution of the modern Maldives hospitality industry. He has managed the Hilton Rangali, later rebranded as Conrad, Dhoni Mighili in 2003, Huvafen Fushi in 2004, Amilla Fushi in 2014, and Finolhu in 2016. The Maldives has been his home for two decades, and his deep love for his adopted country is evident, as is his expertise in helping owners create extraordinary resort experiences.


McLoughlin began his hospitality career with global brands including Accor and Hilton International and has over two decades’ experience working in the Maldives alone. With extensive know-how in food and beverage, leisure and luxury travel, asset management and spa operations, he is set to support the owners and local management team in bringing Siyam World, Maldives to life.

The creators behind Siyam World have made it their mission to develop Maldivian talent in the hospitality industry by aiming for a 80 percent local employment rate. With the aspiration of building a resort concept on traditional roots, the training, employment and development of local talent has already begun – including at a higher management level.

The island resort boasts an enticing variety of rooms and residences and classifies as a five-star all-inclusive resort unlike any other. At 54 hectares, this island is one of the largest in the Maldives to house a resort, offering guests an abundance of space. Siyam World offers more than 20 different room categories and classifies as a five-star all-inclusive resort unlike any other. Guests have more than a dozen different bars and restaurants to choose from and an endless array of experiences to enjoy.

Sun Siyam Resorts is owned and managed by a 100 percent Maldivian company helmed by Ahmed Siyam Mohamed since 1990. He is the chairman and managing director of the Sun Siyam Group, a diverse collective of companies proudly based in the Maldives. Opening their first resort 20 years ago, Sun Siyam Resorts now manages five luxury private island properties in the Maldives and a boutique beach retreat on the East Coast of Sri Lanka.

Siyam World in Noonu Atoll is a 40-minutes’ direct seaplane ride from Velana International Airport, or a 30-minute domestic flight to Maafaru Airport followed by a 15-minute speedboat trip.

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