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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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Explore a Multitude of Football Camps at Siyam World This Year!

As part of its ongoing line-up of five-star experiences, Siyam World Maldives kicked off a series of unforgettable spring football camps. The resort will be featuring star players Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.

Siyam World Maldives encouraged guests to let their football skills blossom over a series of football camps. These camps will utilise the resort’s state-of-the-art sports complex and FIFA-sized soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. Participants enjoyed world-class coaching and immersive experiences designed to enhance their football techniques and passion for the sport.

Spanish Goal-keeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo

The action-packed schedule began with Spanish goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo. He graced the sandy shores from the 19th to the 23rd of March. Adrian is a key player for Liverpool FC and the Andalusia National team. During his time at the resort, he helped younger guests understand how to deal with pressure and develop key life skills. This also included developing a performance mindset.

Football Camp Experiences with Wayne Bridge

Next on the roster was Wayne Bridge who came to Siyam World from from 22nd to 31st March. He is a renowned English left-back, who returned to Siyam World for a second time already. With his infectious energy and wealth of experience from clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City, Wayne inspired guests to “tackle” challenges head-on and score big on and off the field.

Francesco Totti Lights up Siyam World Football Camp

Following Wayne’s lead was the legendary Francesco Totti, lighting up Siyam World for a second time as well. He visited from 28th March to 4th April. Totti is known for his flair and loyalty to AS Roma. He brought a touch of Italian passion to the Maldives, teaching participants the art of precision and creativity in football. 

Once described by Maradona as “the best player he has ever seen”, the gifted World Cup winner and legendarily loyal one-club player (AS Roma) will be on hand to help holidaymakers hone their football skills and play to their full potential.

Michael Owen Graces the Shores of Siyam World

Closing out the star-studded lineup was Michael Owen. He is the youngest-ever Ballon d’Or winner, who graced Siyam World from the 1st to the 5th of April. Michael Owen is joining as part of the recently announced partnership with Football Escapes. Michael’s lightning-fast moves and goal-scoring prowess electrified the pitch, inspiring a new generation of football stars. Throughout the action-packed week, participants savoured daily football sessions led by Owen, a team of UEFA-licensed coaches, and internet sensation Eman – popularly known as SV2 from his viral YouTube skills videos.

Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 15 seized the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game, from tactics to technical skills. To add to the holiday experience, families enjoyed a memorable parents’ match, providing moms and dads with a chance to showcase their skills on the pitch.

Collaboration with Football Escapes – Rip Ferdinand

Later this year, and in collaboration with Football Escapes, Rio Ferdinand will also be hosting a football camp from 28 October to 1 November. He is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time. Ferdinand is famous for being one of the world’s best defenders. He will be bringing the skills he learned whilst playing for West Ham, Manchester United and Leeds United plus the England national team. 

At Siyam World, we are undoubtedly a paradise for sports enthusiasts, offering exceptional facilities for both water and land sports. My passion for football, which began in childhood collection jerseys of football legends, is embodied in our FIFTA- regulation football field. We host many football aficionados, including owners of prized jerseys and past champions who still share a deep love for the game. Siyam World is where sportsmanship thrives, providing an unparalleled destination for active trave;ers, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

The incredible resort has had the pleasure of hosting several other esteemed football legends. Italian champion Nicola Ventola graced the resort in January. Additionally, Bobo Vieri and Marco Materazzi also showcased their skills on the pitch. Joining them were players like Juan Sebastián Verón, Esteban Cambiasso, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Carlos Puyol, and Jay Jay Okocha.

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