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05 Most Anticipated Resort Openings

Capella Maldives
From exciting new concepts to fresh takes on classic comfort, every resort has its own specialty. We just can't wait!

The collection of resorts in the Maldives is ever-expansive. Still, there is great anticipation for every new addition. With the COVID-19 situation coming under control, we are looking forward to new resort openings. From exciting new concepts to fresh takes on classic comfort, there is something for everyone. 

Capella Maldives

Capella Maldives

Capella Maldives boasts spacious villas and mansions with breathtaking views of the ocean. A luxurious representation of the island life philosophy, it is a much-needed escape from the mundane. 

Searching for a scenic wedding venue? Look no further- Arrival at Cappella is ideal for weddings and private parties. The American steakhouse and a Michelin-starred Omakase Bar makes it perfect for foodies. They even offer alfresco dining options so you can dine under the stars.  

Gran Mélia Huravee

Gran Melia Huravee

The design of the Gran Mélia Huravee focuses on minimizing the impact on its natural surroundings. However, rest assured that there have been no trade-offs when it comes to luxury. 

The Spanish hotel chain is best known for its elegance and timeless standards. Their debut in the Maldives features 96 exquisite villas. This includes two presidential suites and one private island villa. An immaculate union of business and leisure, the Gran Mélia Huravee is planning to welcome guess in late 2021.



JOALI Being is the first-ever island retreat in the Maldives that is solely focused on wellbeing. They combine the old and the new to tailor personalized experiences based on the mind, skin, microbiome and energy.

Dishes are selected by nutritionists with the freshest of ingredients sourced from sustainable local farms. The resort is able to meet dietary specifications whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or pescatarian. Each villa has its own butler or “Jadugar”, the Dhivehi word for “magician”, to tend to your every whim. Makes it sound all the more alluring.

Alila Kothaifaru Maldives

Alila Kothaifaru

From spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset to the waters full of life, it is an absolute feast for your eyes.

Hyatt’s nature-focused luxury brand is introducing yet another stunning resort to the Maldives. With a total of 80 classy villas surrounded by an exquisite house reef, this property has much to offer for the adventurer. Located in the Raa Atoll, Alila Kothaifaru hosts dive excursions to Hanifaru Bay, where the manta rays flock to feed.

Hilton Maldives Amingiri

Hilton Maldives Amingiri

The Hilton’s fourth resort in the Maldives is conveniently located within the Male’ Atoll, a 15-minute speedboat journey away from Velana International Airport.

Worldwide, families and friends have been connecting remotely for over a year now. So, the brand aims to create a space where you can reconnect with loved ones. Through a secret entrance in the kids’ club, teens can access a rooftop deck where they can unwind and munch on snacks from a specialized menu. Additionally, the new property features an adults-only destination bar, a stunning location for private gatherings.

Feature image by Capella Maldives

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Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives Announces New Leadership Appointments

Meet the newest leadership appointments at Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives introduces Steven D’Souza as Director of Food & Beverages, and Tammy Gan as Assistant Director of Branding & Marketing.

Steven D’Souza – Director of Food & Beverages

Originally from India, Steve brings over 18 years of experience within the hospitality Industry. Having achieved a Bachelor of Hotel Management degree, Steve has accumulated invaluable pre-opening resort experiences. Steve has worked across three continents and served as the Food and Beverage division Head at Cap Jaluca, A Belmond Hotel in Anguilla.

When it comes to the Maldives, Steve has worked at The Nautilus Maldives, Niyama Private Island Maldives, and Anantara Kihavah Maldives. Additionally, Steven has also worked in Anantara in Thailand, Raffles Hotels Canouan Island, Buccament Bay Spa and Resort in St. Vincent & Grenadines, and Sheraton Jumeirah in Dubai.

At Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll, Steve will be reporting directly to the General Manager. He has been tasked with spearheading the F&B operations, prioritizing revenue growth, waste minimization, and regulatory compliance, as well as enhancing guest satisfaction through elevated service standards.

Tammy Gan – Assistant Director of Branding & marketing

Tammy, who is originally from Singapore joins Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll with over 14 years of Marketing and Branding experience in the hospitality sector. Throughout her career, Tammy has worked in countries across Southeast Asia to the Middle East as well as the Maldives. Prior to this, Tammy held the position of Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications at The Nautilus Maldives. Additionally, she held roles in esteemed properties like Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Laguna Banyan Tree Limited in Phuket, Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spa in UAE, and Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.

In her new role, Tammy will report to the Director of Sales & Marketing. Here, she will oversee the strategic development and execution of marketing and communications plans for Finolhu and . HERE brands. Additionally, her role also encompasses brand enhancement, market analysis, advertising initiatives, resource allocation optimisation, as well as nurturing innovative branding and communication strategies through collaboration with external agencies.

I’m thrilled to welcome Steven and Tammy to Seaside Finolhu. I am confident that their expertise will help enhance our brand and elavate our dining experiences, ensuring unforgettable memoments for our guests, comments Steven Phillips – General Manager, Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives is owned and managed by the Seaside Collection. The resort consists of 125 beachfront and overwater villas, four restaurants and an array of activities for guests to enjoy every day! Recently, the resort took groundbreaking measures to offer its employees more opportunities by signing an MoU with the Maldives National University. The MoU with Finolhu and MNU ensures the employees have opportunities to pursue further education and grow in the industry.

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