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Cocoon Maldives Appoints Ahmed Jihad As The New Corporate General Manager

Cocoon Maldives Appoint Ahmed Jihad as corporate general manager
Cocoon Maldives announce the appointment of Ahmed Jihad as its new General Manager and as Corporate General Manager for both Cocoon Resorts.

Cocoon Maldives is excited to announce the appointment of Ahmed Jihad (Jay) as its new General Manager. Jay is currently the General Manager of You & Me Maldives and with this new appointment, he will be the Corporate General Manager for both Cocoon resorts.

Throughout his 20 years career in the hospitality industry, Jay has experience working in renowned 5-star luxury brands in the Maldives in various managerial positions from Operations Manager, Resort Manager to General Manager.

“We are proud to appoint a Maldivian background General Manager such as Jay who has immense knowledge and experience to manage both our resorts and to effectively lead the team in creating a memorable Cocoon experience for all our valued guests. We are confident that under the leadership and guidance of Jay and all our hardworking team members, we will be able to bring Cocoon and You & Me to new heights and strategically position both properties as the leading brands in Maldives luxury resort segment” said Alessandro Azzola (Alex), Managing Director of Cocoon and You & Me Maldives.

I am excited for this wonderful opportunity and the trust placed in me by the management of Cocoon resorts. We do take pride in ourselves on our trademark of genuine hospitality and service provided by the wonderful team, I am privileged to be part of such heartwarming and dedicated team and I can say that the future of Cocoon Resorts are bright as the shining stars.

Jay, Corporate General Manager of Cocoon Resorts

Cocoon Maldives, located in Ookolhufinolhu Island, Lhaviyani atoll is easily accessible by a 40-minute scenic seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, blends the best of Italian design with the Maldives’ stunning natural beauty. The five-star resort houses 150 villas that are exclusively designed by Lago, one of Italy’s finest design firms.

You & Me is located in the secluded northern atoll of Raa and is positioned as an achingly elegant, rustic-chic resort that exclusively caters to guests aged 16 and above. It oozes romance, with drop-dead gorgeous villas and free flow champagne, not to mention an intimate fine dining designer restaurant, H2O by Andrea Berton, which is fully submerged at the bottom of the island’s lagoon.

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Guinness World Record Holder Nathaniel Alapide Creates Stunning Sand Art Drawing at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Dubai-based and renowned sand artist Nathaniel Alapide astounded guests with his latest masterpiece created at the breathtaking Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. Alapide holds the Guinness World Record for creating the largest sand image. Additionally, he also earns recognition for crafting intricate and mesmerizing sand art creations. This time, Alapide has chosen the pristine shores of Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. His latest collaboration took place at the resort on the 12th of April in celebration of Eid Al Fitr. 

Nathaniel Alapide and His Work

Prior to his visit, Alapide has brought to life an awe-inspiring piece of art. The piece showcased his exceptional talent and creativity to various Sun Siyam Resorts. This was done in celebration of Easter as well, with the expansive beach of the resort serving as his canvas.

Alapide meticulously crafted his sand art, incorporating elements of local culture, marine life, and the serene ambiance of the island. Utilizing only his hands and simple tools, Alapide’s deft touch transformed the grains of sand into a breathtaking visual spectacle.

Working at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has been an incredible experience. The natural beauty of The Maldives served as the perfect inspiration for my artwork. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to share my passion with guests from around the world, says Nathaniel Alapide.

Alapide’s creation at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi transcended the boundaries of traditional art forms. His artwork embodied the ephemeral beauty and harmony of nature. The intricate details and sheer scale of the sand art left onlookers in awe. Alpadine’s artwork truly captured the essence of the Maldives’ enchanting allure.

We are thrilled to have had Nathaniel Alapide create one of his magnificent sand art pieces at our resort. His ability to capture the essence of the Maldives in his artwork is truly remarkable and aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing unforgettable experiences for our guests says Abdulla Atham – Resort Manager.
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