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Grand Park Kodhipparu Receives the Prestigious Green Globe Certification

Water Villas of Grand Park Kohdhipparu resort , who won the green globe award.
Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives has received its first prestigious Green Globe Certification. The most prestigious certification

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives has received its first prestigious Green Globe Certification. The Green Globe is one of the most prestigious certification and Performance Improvement Programme designed especially for the travel and tourism industry.

The certification marks the luxury resort’s commitment to operating at the world’s highest environmental standards. Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives has been committed to achieving environmental and socio-cultural sustainability and strove to emulate the best international practices in sustainable hospitality.

At Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives, pursuing our commitment towards Environmental Management System and efforts towards Sustainable Tourism, more to be announced gradually, as soon as we lay down practices and projects in pipeline enhancing green and eco driven initiatives for everyone’s benefit.”

Raffaele Solferino, General Manager

Grand Park Kodhipparu has been focused on sustainability by taking considerable steps to minimize the impact that operating the resort has on the environment. Thus, receiving the prestigious certificate pronounces the passion and commitment the resort has for sustainability.

At the resort, each team member is armed with the necessary training and education on the resort’s environmental practices, policies and objectives to become a guardian of nature. The resort also established a dedicated green team whose function is to oversee the implementation of the Green Globe standards, which were appraised by the Green Globe ambassadors.

With an aim to promote sustainable tourism, the resort regularly communicates with the team members on the sustainability performance while stressing the responsibility of everyone in maintaining a green culture. Having various other sustainability measures in place, the stunning resort continues a green culture.

Grand Park Kodhipparu is a luxurious island resort located at a 20-minute speedboat journey away from Male’ City. The resort features a collection of 120 beach-front pool villas, overwater villas and spacious two-bedroom villas. The resort’s infinity pool, 03 restaurants and bars, and barefoot island adventure are some of the things to look forward to. The white sandy beaches nestled amidst the pristine waters of North Male’ Atoll makes this island nothing short of a paradise.

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Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives Announces New Leadership Appointments

Meet the newest leadership appointments at Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives introduces Steven D’Souza as Director of Food & Beverages, and Tammy Gan as Assistant Director of Branding & Marketing.

Steven D’Souza – Director of Food & Beverages

Originally from India, Steve brings over 18 years of experience within the hospitality Industry. Having achieved a Bachelor of Hotel Management degree, Steve has accumulated invaluable pre-opening resort experiences. Steve has worked across three continents and served as the Food and Beverage division Head at Cap Jaluca, A Belmond Hotel in Anguilla.

When it comes to the Maldives, Steve has worked at The Nautilus Maldives, Niyama Private Island Maldives, and Anantara Kihavah Maldives. Additionally, Steven has also worked in Anantara in Thailand, Raffles Hotels Canouan Island, Buccament Bay Spa and Resort in St. Vincent & Grenadines, and Sheraton Jumeirah in Dubai.

At Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll, Steve will be reporting directly to the General Manager. He has been tasked with spearheading the F&B operations, prioritizing revenue growth, waste minimization, and regulatory compliance, as well as enhancing guest satisfaction through elevated service standards.

Tammy Gan – Assistant Director of Branding & marketing

Tammy, who is originally from Singapore joins Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll with over 14 years of Marketing and Branding experience in the hospitality sector. Throughout her career, Tammy has worked in countries across Southeast Asia to the Middle East as well as the Maldives. Prior to this, Tammy held the position of Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications at The Nautilus Maldives. Additionally, she held roles in esteemed properties like Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Laguna Banyan Tree Limited in Phuket, Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spa in UAE, and Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.

In her new role, Tammy will report to the Director of Sales & Marketing. Here, she will oversee the strategic development and execution of marketing and communications plans for Finolhu and . HERE brands. Additionally, her role also encompasses brand enhancement, market analysis, advertising initiatives, resource allocation optimisation, as well as nurturing innovative branding and communication strategies through collaboration with external agencies.

I’m thrilled to welcome Steven and Tammy to Seaside Finolhu. I am confident that their expertise will help enhance our brand and elavate our dining experiences, ensuring unforgettable memoments for our guests, comments Steven Phillips – General Manager, Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives is owned and managed by the Seaside Collection. The resort consists of 125 beachfront and overwater villas, four restaurants and an array of activities for guests to enjoy every day! Recently, the resort took groundbreaking measures to offer its employees more opportunities by signing an MoU with the Maldives National University. The MoU with Finolhu and MNU ensures the employees have opportunities to pursue further education and grow in the industry.

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