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Yoonus Ibrahim: From dreams to distinction in hospitality

Yoonus Ibrahim’s story is one of ambition, resilience, and a deep-seated love for the hospitality industry. Recently crowned the Young Hotelier of the Year at the Hotelier Maldives Awards 2024, Yoonus’s path is an inspiration to aspiring hoteliers around the world.

Yoonus’s passion for hospitality stemmed from childhood dreams. Inspired by his successful uncle in the industry, Yoonus knew from a young age that he wanted to carve his own path in this dynamic world. In 2009, his dream began to take shape when he secured his first role as a waiter at Kuramathi Island Resort. This marked the beginning of a remarkable journey.

While his initial role as a waiter provided a valuable introduction, it was at Kudafushi Resort & Spa that Yoonus truly started to shine. Joining the resort during their pre-opening phase in 2016, he demonstrated exceptional dedication and a commitment to excellence. His talent was quickly recognized, and he was promoted to Restaurant Manager within a short period. Here, he showcased his ability to manage a diverse range of culinary experiences, impressing his superiors with his leadership skills. This impressive performance propelled him further, leading to promotions as Assistant F&B Manager and eventually F&B Manager.

Life’s journey is rarely without its hurdles, and Yoonus faced his fair share of setbacks. However, he approached these challenges with a determined spirit, guided by the belief that “a little setback in life is not the end of everything.” This unwavering resilience has been a cornerstone of his success, allowing him to persevere and emerge stronger from difficult situations.

Currently, Yoonus holds the position of Assistant F&B Manager at OBLU XPEREINCE Ailafushi and OBLU Select Lobigili. Here, he continues to make significant contributions, bringing his expertise and passion to two prestigious resorts. Notably, Yoonus has thrived in pre-opening projects, a testament to his ability to shape guest experiences from the very foundation. He takes great pride in being part of the team that builds and defines the essence of a new resort.

Yoonus Ibrahim’s story is a powerful testament to the transformative power of passion, perseverance, and hard work. It serves as a reminder that with unwavering dedication and a positive outlook, we can navigate life’s challenges and achieve remarkable things. As Yoonus continues to flourish in the world of hospitality, his future holds immense promise, much like the inspiring journey he has undertaken thus far.