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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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SO/ Maldives is set to host its grand opening on March 23, 2024. This much-anticipated event of the season is titled ‘An Invite to the Front Row’. The event promises a soirée of collaborative elegance for an unforgettable glamorous experience for its guests.

The Grand Opening Party – An Invite to the Front Row

The grand opening party is set to be a feast for your senses. The resort is bringing culinary delights, fashion-forward statements, avant-garde designs and artistic flair. With this, SO/ Maldives invites guests to take a seat in the front row and witness the convergence of global talent and Maldivian charm.

An invite to the Front Row encapsulates the essence of SO/Maldives- a convergence of global excellence set against the unparalleled beauty of our island. We extend an exclusive invitation to our guests to us on this extraordinary journey with incredible collaborations providing them a truly glamorous stay while embracing our DNA, says Jesper Soerensen – General Manager of SO/Maldives.

Experience one of the First-International Fashion Shows in the Maldives with Milin!

SO/ Maldives will unveil its inaugural fashion show, considered to be one of the first international fashion shows in the Maldives. As the island turns into an oceanfront runway, guests can witness the harmonious blend of haute couture and paradisical setting. The fashion show will showcase the swimwear collection debuted by the esteemed Thai fashion house, Milin.

Partnership with Riffath

SO/ Maldives is partnering with local talent Riffath. Riffath is a distinguished Maldivian High Fashion Brand, launching its exclusive SO/Maldives’ Flying Dress Edits. The resort is also teaming up with Timeless Maldives Photo Studio. The resort’s guests are empowered to unleash their inner models for a bespoke once-in-a-lifetime photo and drone shoot, adorned in a gown with an extended hem that gratefully dances in the wind.

Beach Takeover with Veuve Clicquot Champagne House

Veuve Cliquot Champagne House is taking over the beach at SO/ Maldives to bring an exquisite evening. The beach glam-up is done with the Lazuli Beach Club Bar for a memorable night that redefined elegance and indulgence!

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To add to this, Jenna Hemsworth, Australia’s most influential and award-winning female bartender also showcases her creativity. Jenna will be taking over the bar to craft expertly curated cocktails.

Musical Bliss with world-class DJs

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