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Fari Islands, Patina Maldives Appoints Marco Den Ouden As General Manager

Marco Den Ouden has been appointed as the General Manager of Patina Maldives.
Patina Maldives has appointed Marco Den Ouden as the General Manager. Marco joins Patina Maldives with 20 years of global experience

Patina Maldives has appointed Marco Den Ouden as the General Manager. Marco joins Patina Maldives with 20 years of global experience in the luxury hospitality industry. As the General Manager, he will be building a unique team for the launch and pre-opening of Patina Maldives in Q4 2020.

Even at an early age, Marco was passionate about the hospitality industry. Marco acquired a BA in Hotel Management from Glion Institute of Higher Education. He started his career with NH Hotel Group. With his interest in the industry and combining his interest in food and beverages, Marco opened his own restaurant in Rotterdam. Coopvaert had a highly regarded farm-to-table concept, and was consistently recognized as one of the top three fine dining restaurants in Rotterdam.

In 2009, Marco accepted the role of International General Manager of Jin Jiang Hotel in Chengdu. Marco also worked as an F&B hospitality consultant for the Les Amis Group, where he showed his expertise to advise on new concepts and leading project overhauls for overall improved service and structure. Between 2012 and 2014, Marco took on the role of General Manager of Huvafen Fushi by Per AQUUM in Maldives.

Marco spent 04 years with the Alila Group as a General Manager across three of their sought-after properties across Indonesia and china. During that time, he was responsible for the opening of Alila Wuzhen and Alila Anji the first opening of the brands in China.

Prior to joining Patina Maldives, Marco held the role of General Manager of Soneva Jani, the flagship property for the esteemed Soneva collection. Marco is fluent in Ductch and English, and also able to speak German, Mandarin, French and Italian. With Marco’s knowledge and experiences in the industry, he is a great fit for the new role at Patina Maldives, Fari islands.

Fari Islands, home to the debut properties in Maldives by Capella Hotels & Resorts and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, is developed by Singapore-based real estate developer Pontiac Land. Pontiac kicked off the Fari Islands development project in 2017. The development is situated within the Rah Falhu Huraa lagoon in North Male Atoll. Fari Islands is the second integrated tourism development in the Maldives.

Within the week Patina Maldives Appointed Simone Broekhaar As Director of Sales & Marketing as well to their team.

Feature photo from Hospitality Net
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February’s Finest: 05 Key Appointments in the Maldives Resorts

The month of February has seen various key-promotions and appointments in different resorts of The Maldives.

Resorts in the Maldives are constantly working towards providing travellers with better experiences and services. One of the key factors that contribute to these personalised experiences is the effort put in by employees. In addition to anticipating the needs, preferences, and interests, the amazing teams at resorts tailor services perfectly customised for each traveller. To provide this stellar experience, resorts are constantly on the lookout for the best of the best. The month of February has seen some amazing appointments and promotions. Here are the top appointments made in February, as some key personnel joined top-notch resorts!

Rifaath Saeed Returns to Dusit Thani Maldives as DOSM

One of the most major appointments, or shall we say re-appointments of this month was the return of Rifaath Saeed to Dusit Thani Maldives. Rifaath was part of the pre-opening team at the resort back in 2011, taking on the role of Director of Sales and Marketing (DOSM) before she departed from the resort. As she returns to the role, Rifaath has gained 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Before her return, Rifaath worked as DOSM at Amari Raaya Maldives, Cluster DOSM at OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi, Kandima Maldives, Kurumba Maldives, Velassaru Maldives, W Maldives, as well as Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa.

Roberts Ejubs as Group Director of Operations at Crown & Champa Resorts

This February, Crown & Champa Resorts revealed the key appointment of Roberts Ejubs as Group Director of Operations. Hailing from Australia, Roberts has an extensive career, spanning several countries. Prior to the Maldives, Roberts has worked across the US, China, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. With a specialization in sales, marketing, revenue distribution, and resort operations, Robert has some ambitious goals lined up for the resort.

Zakwan Ahmed as Director of Sales at Kuda Villingili Resort

Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives announced the key appointment of Zakwan Ahmed as Director of Sales this February. Zakwan joins with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Prior to this, Zakwan worked as Assistant Director of Sales at THE OZEN COLLECTION. At Kuda Villingili, Zakwan will work towards developing strategies to achieve the sales target as well as managing relationships with key partners. Additionally, he will also collaborate with various teams to ensure successful sales outcomes for the resort. In this role, Zakwan’s primary focus will be the German-speaking countries, Europe, and the UK market.

Josje Van Engelen as General Manager of Soneva Secret

Soneva’s newest addition to the resort collection, Soneva Secret announced Josje Van Engelen as General Manager. Hailing from the Netherlands, Josje brings to Soneva Secret over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Before this, Josje worked in various countries across the globe including the Netherlands, Belgium, Costa Rica, Australia, and Turks and Caicos. Josje will be leading an incredible team of over 25 nationalities. With this, she brings a new wave of rare, personalised hospitality to the Maldives!

Ali Ashfag as Front Office Manager at Seaside Finolhu

Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll introduced Ali Ashfag as the new Front Office Manager this February. Ashfag joined the hospitality industry at the young age of 18, working his way up to this new position. His transition to Front Office was made eight years ago. From here on, Ashfag ventured on his journey as a butler, later becoming the Front Office Manager. Ashfag brings over a decade of experience across five internationally recognized brands and two local establishments to his new role. In addition to his priceless contributions to Seaside Finolhu, Ashfag has also made generous contributions towards handpicking and training individuals at the resort.

Interested in all the appointments made this February? Head over to our website, and find out more.

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