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.