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India’s MFAR Hotels & Resorts Pvt Ltd Opens a Resort in the Maldives

MFAR Hotels' Kuda Villingili Maldives
Kochi-based firm, MFAR Hotels & Resorts Pvt Ltd opened a new resort, Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives earlier this month.

Kochi-based firm, MFAR Hotels & Resorts Pvt Ltd opened a new resort, Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives earlier this month. According to the resort, the High Commissioner of India to the Maldives, Sunjay Sudhir attended the opening of Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives.

The newly-opened Kuda Villingili Resort by MFAR Hotels & Resorts is located in North Malé Atoll. The luxury retreat is reachable by a 30-minute speedboat journey from Velana International Airport. Kuda Villingili embraces cultural expressions and encapsulates timeless elegance. Likewise, the resort’s design is enhanced by traditional Maldivian arts and fabrics.

The resort features a variety of accommodation options to meet the needs of every traveller from couples, solo travellers, families, to groups. Kuda Villingili boasts 59 beach villas and 36 water villas inspired by the sprawling nature of the Maldives.

In addition to that, the diversity of cultural expressions are celebrated throughout the resort’s outstanding gourmet offering. The luxury island escape offers the choice of three diverse dining venues, guaranteed to appeal to everyone’s taste buds.

Boasting an idyllic beachfront view, the resort’s signature dining establishment – The Restaurant – serves the freshest, handcrafted food for breakfast and dinner, in an exclusive, classy ambience.

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Meanwhile, located by the impressive swimming pool (one of the most stylish swimming pools in the Maldives), The Hawkers is an upscale dining venue with a bar and three distinct restaurants, Spice, East and Med, which serve mouth-watering Indian-Arabic, Thai-Japanese and Italian-Mediterranean fusion street food by each restaurant’s open kitchens.

Finally, a South American take on the classic beach menu is available at The Beach Club, together with an extended list of refreshing frozen cocktails and rosé wines. Overlooking the Maldivian sunset, the Beach Club hosts daily live DJ sets that provide the ultimate soundscape for an extraordinary vacation.

The resort also features a host of activities appealing to anyone who visits the Maldives. Seller surfing, stargazing, wildlife encounters, sandbank dining, or big game fishing, you name it! Kuda Villingili guarantees you’ll never run out of things to do at the luxury island haven.

Feature image by Kuda Villingili Resort 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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