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Fari Islands, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Appoints Nishantha Parana as Executive Chef

The Ritz Carlton Maldives has appointed Nishantha Parana as the Executive chef
The Ritz-Carlton has appointed Nishantha Parana as the Executive Chef pre-opening Fari Islands, the luxury brand’s debut in Maldives

The Ritz-Carlton has appointed Nishantha Parana as the Executive Chef pre-opening Fari Islands, the luxury brand’s debut in Maldives. He started his new role with The Ritz-Carlton Maldives on 01st April 2020.

Nishantha hails from Sri Lanka with a culinary family background. He commenced his career in culinary arts at the age of 22 in Sri Lanka. During that time, he worked with hotels like Ramada Renaissance and Hilton Colombo. Nishatha then moved to Oman to work for Salalah Holiday Inn.

Nishantha made his way to the Maldives in 1996 to join Baros Holiday Resort as an acting Executive Chef for an year. At Baros Holiday Resort, he was responsible for four outlets including staff dining. During his many years in the Maldives, Nishantha has held various of senior leadership roles for the pre-opening of the Maldives Hilton Rangali Island. He worked at Huvafen Fushi by Per AQUUM for seven years and then an year with Jumeirah Vittaveli.

In 2013, Nishantha returned to Sri Lanka to work for a 6-month contract as a Consultant Chef at Water’s Edge, a catering enterprise in Colombo. In 2014, he moved back to Maldives joining One&Only Reethi Rah. He led a team of over 100 chefs to create memorable culinary experiences for high clienteles at the ultra-luxury, all-villa resort in Maldives.

Prior to joining The Ritz-Carlton, Nishantha pursued the role of Culinary Director for The Small Maldives Island Co where he oversaw the culinary operations of Amilla Fushi and Finolhu Resorts for more than 03 years.

Nishantha has over 30 years of diverse culinary experience at some of the finest luxury hotels and resorts in Maldives, Oman and Sri Lanka. His extensive knowledge and expertise in the culinary arts along makes him perfect for his role as the Executive Chef at pre-opening The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands.

Marriott International announced the debut of Ritz Carlton brand in Maldives, Fari Islands to be open late 2020 with a 100-villa resort amid white sandy beaches.

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Get ready to kick it up a notch as Siyam World Maldives gears up for an epic summer football camp. This camp is hosted by none other than Spanish football sensation, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez. Guests can join in on the fun from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Building on its tradition of hosting world-class football camps and following the success of its spring series featuring international legends and star players, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Pepe Reina is set to bring his A-game to Siyam World for an unforgettable football experience. The trill can be experienced at its premier sports complex and full-size soccer pitch – The World Sports Arena. The three-day summer football camp in June runs from 16:30 – 18:00 hrs. This camp also offers participants the chance to receive personalized coaching from the star goalkeeper himself. Along with a series of skill-building drills, friendly matches, and fun football-related activities, this camp is designed to inspire and excite football enthusiasts of all ages. Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 12 will seize the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game. This includes everything from tactics to technical skills. This unique experience promises to enhance their abilities and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez is a Spanish professional footballer renowned for his exceptional skills as a goalkeeper. He is also known for his dedication to nurturing young talent. With a career spanning La Liga and beyond, Pepe Reina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the game.

Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

Legendary Line-Ups at Siyam World

But that’s not all! Siyam World is no stranger to hosting football legends and star players. Earlier this year, the resort scored big with a legendary line-up featuring Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.  These stars led unforgettable spring football camps. Guests had the chance to hone their skills on our impressive sports complex and soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. With this, guests were able to soak up world-class coaching and immersive experiences as well. 

Furthermore, Siyam World has also had the pleasure of hosting several other football legends and star players recently. This includes players such as EstebanCuchu” Cambiasso, Carlos Puyol, Marco Materazzi, and Robert Pirès. Joining them were players like Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Nicola Ventola, Bobo Vieri, and Jay Jay Okocha.

Now, it’s time to keep the momentum going with “Pepe Reina” leading the charge. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with one of football’s greatest. And now, you can do that at one of the most beautiful locations in the world!

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