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Front Office Manager at Seaside Finolhu: Ashfag’s Journey In The Hospitality Industry

Ali Ashfag
Seaside Finolhu, Baa Atoll Maldives introduces the resort's new Front Office Manager Ali Ashfag.

Ashfag’s journey in the industry started at the young age of 18 as a waiter and he has come a long way since his beginning in the industry. Transitioning to the front office eight years ago, and embarking on his journey as a butler, Ashfag now takes on his new role as Front Office Manager at Seaside Finolhu.

In this new role, Ashfag brings in over a decade of experience across five internationally recognised brands and two local establishments.

Education & Start of his Career

Ashfag has completed a Master’s Certificate in Hospitality Management and Hotel Revenue Management from Cornell University. This unique combination as well as his hands-on experience has made him an exemplary leader in the industry.

Throughout his career, Ashfag has curated exceptional experiences and maintained impeccable service standards in his roles. Embracing the ongoing journey of a leadership role, Ashfag considers his future self in a decade as his guiding role model.

In his career, Ashfag has demonstrated unwavering commitment to integrity, discipline and humility. Embodying the qualities he admires in the people he has been fortunate enough to collaborate with has been Ashfag’s guiding path through this journey.

Ashfag’s Journey with Seaside Finolhu

Since joining Seaside Finolhu, Ashfag has made priceless contributions to the establishment, taking it to unprecedented levels of excellence. One of the notable introductions includes the concept of personalized butler service, which has redefined the luxurious standard at the resort.

Additionally, Ashfag has also made generous efforts when it comes to handpicking and training individuals. With his commitment, the trainees have now embodied the essence of butler service ‘Roohu’!

With his commitment and hard work, the front office has become one of the most efficient and functional departments on the island.

The five key values given by Ashfag for aspiring young hoteliers include Integrity, a positive attitude, emotional intelligence, humility, and kindness. 

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Easter at SAii Lagoon and Hard Rock: Festivities and Events

Easter is the perfect time to jet off for a memorable family holiday before the summer rush floods in.

This Easter is especially lined up of festivities and events at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton at CROSSROADS Maldives!

Kid-friendly, Teen Approved, Roxity Kids Club & Teen Spirit Club

Who says grown-ups get to have all the fun? This Easter, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is bringing adult-free zone for kids to enjoy. Kids get to stat the day with the Bunny Dance Fitness session at the pool Deck. Groove to the rhythm and get energised for the day ahead!

Join the Sundown Ritual again the perfect tropical sunset and backdrop! Indulge in a Mexican dinner at The Elephant and The Butterfly, accompanies by live band performances, that will set the stage on fire. For the family-favourite, the resort is bringing back Easter Pool Party. It is a must try on the list, where you can make a splash and enjoy the beats of the Bunny DJ I-MAN. Little ones can enjoy with Roxity Mini Fun Fair, Easter Bunny Cookie Making, and the Roxity Easter Egg Hunting.

Thrill-seekers can join the Easter Limbo Challenger at the Pool Deck. You can also try out hand at the Bunny Silk Climbing Aerial Class at The Stage.

Koimala & Maalimi’s Junior Beach Club and Camp’s SAiissational Easter Line-Up

Celebrate this Easter with a touch of heartfelt Cham at SAii Lagoon Maldives. You can start you day with a snorkelling house reef tour. With this tour you can explore the vibrant underwater world of The Maldives. You can also join for Aqua Zumba and Water Polo at the Beach Club Pool. Unwind with a cocktail-making competition and pool volleyball. This activities are perfect for guests of all ages to enjoy some fun in the sun.

For the aspiring culinary artists, SAii Master Chef competition sets the perfect stage. Here aspiring chefs get to showcase their culinary skills and win fantastic awards. As the day winds dow, indulge in the Easter Dinner Buffet at Terra and Mar, offering a delightful dining experience with live music. With its relaxed atmosphere and genuine hospitality, Easter at SAii Lagoon Maldives promises a truly SAiiSational experience. Here, every moment is a chance to reach out to the blue and embrace the beauty of the island.

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