The Debut resort of Fari Islands, Ritz-Carlton appoints Nabeel Abdulla as their new Director of Sales pre-opening.
The Debut resort of Fari Islands, Ritz-Carlton appoints Nabeel Abdulla as their new Director of Sales pre-opening, commenced the new assignment on 16th March 2020. Nabeel brings in over 15 years of opening and launching of top-tier resorts and hotels experience in tourism industry.
Nabeel Abdulla, a Maldivian national from Addu Atoll started his career in the industry working in different areas such as front office and reservations roles at Six sense for Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili. Later moving into Sales and Marketing. Filling the position as Sales and Marketing Manager at Huvafen Fushi by Per AQUUM in 2006 and the successful launching of the first IHG`s Hotel in Maldives.
Once after these successful ventures, in 2010 Nabeel moved to Anantara Kihavah Villas for the launching and establishment of the property in key international Markets.
Well known amongst the industry colleagues, and often described as one of the best in sales and marketing of the destination. Winners of Multiple awards within the tourism industry, Nabeel joins Ritz Carlton Maldives from the Small Maldives Island Co. where he was the Group Director of International Sales and Distribution who lead the team of Amilla Fushi and Finolhu Maldives for the past 07 years.
Marriott International announced the debut of Fari Islands, Ritz Carlton brand in Maldives to be open late 2020 with a 100-villa resort amid white sand beaches. In the recent press Fari Islands, Ritz Carlton also appointed Mafalda Costa Tavares as The Director of Sales & Marketing.
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.