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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Nominated for Condé Nast Traveler 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards

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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives has been Nominated for Condé Nast Traveler 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives has been Nominated for Condé Nast Traveler 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards. Several more resorts in the tropical holiday destination have been nominated for the prestigious awards.

Kandooma added several accolades to its portfolio over the years. Most notably, the resort claimed the title of Indian Ocean’s Leading MICE Hotel in 2018 and 2019 from the World Travel Awards.

We’re so excited to share with you that we’ve been nominated in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards. We’re grateful for our colleagues’ and guests’ support through these challenging times and would be delighted for your continued support to vote for us.

A statement by Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives.

To cast your vote for Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives in the Condé Nast Traveler 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards, visit The voting for the awards this year is open until 31st May 2021.

About Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

This stylish resort located in South Male Atoll boasts 160 villas polished in four different styles. The resort’s villa categories include; beach and garden villas, beach houses, family villas and over-water villas.

You can indulge in a soothing Thai massage and other beauty treatments at Kandooma Spa. Moreover, book the Spa Suite’s private garden with a plunge pool for a romantic afternoon. The resort offers an array of watersports activities for guests as well. Diving and snorkelling among colourful reefs remain just five minutes by boat from Kandooma Maldives.

Also read: Stay for 3 nights, Pay for 2 at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

Meanwhile, for a relaxed evening, grab a coffee and a wood-fired pizza from Kandooma’s Bokkuraa Coffee Club. And then unwind beside the resort’s sparkling infinity pool. Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is accessible via a short 40-minute speedboat journey from the main Velana International Airport.

Feature image by Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives
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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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