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JOALI Appoints Özgür Cengiz as General Manager of JOALI Being

General Manager of JOALI Being, Özgür Cengiz
JOALI Maldives has announced the appointment of Özgür Cengiz as the General Manager of upcoming JOALI Being.

JOALI announced the appointment of Özgür Cengiz as the General Manager of upcoming JOALI Being. The upcoming JOALI Being is the 2nd property by JOALI to open in the Maldives.

According to JOALI, Özgür Cengiz holds a diploma from Marmara University in Turkey with a Bache or degree in Phys cal Education and Sports Academy. Likewise, he has been trained in Advanced Hotel Revenue Management at e-Cornell University. Özgür’s 20-year career has seen him open a myriad of luxury hotels in iconic locations from Ritz Carlton, Istanbul to Jumeirah.

He has been working with us for 5 years as a Resort Director, and all of us appreciate his dedication and commitment.

A statement by JOALI read.

Being an athlete, his dedication to health and wellness combined with hospitality, gave him an advantage over his industry colleagues when being part of opening Turkey’s first wellness Resort, Richmond Nua Wellness. He also led Turkey’s Leading Leisure Group Hillside Beach Club for 7 years.

Unsurprisingly, Özgür got headhunted for One & Only Reeth Rah, Maldives, where he managed the entire wellness and leisure operations. He is also a member of Global Wellness Day, Key Supporter of Maldives, and a respected panellist.

Also read: JOALI Maldives Appoints Mr. Enver Arslan as General Manager

With creative skills, approach to luxury, new trends and solution-focused mindset Özgür Cengiz strives for hospitality excellence. He choose to continue his career in operations as a Resort Manager in the Maldives. And he is now in charge of opening the first Nature-immersive island retreat in the Maldives ‘JOALI Being’.

JOALI Maldives features artisanal from curated in-room libraries, thoughtful design to deluxe objet d’art. Its upcoming JOALI Being will be the first of its kind as concept and product, due for 2021.

Feature image by JOALI

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The Nautilus Maldives Announces Ananda Wellness Residency

The Nautilus will host two senior practitioners from the world’s most renowned holistic wellness retreat. From 16th to 26th August 2023, Ananda in the Himalayas will be at The Nautilus. Combining Ananda’s specialist Ayurvedic knowledge with The Nautilus’s timeless hospitality offering, this residency will provide the ultimate restorative wellness experience.

Exploring the Restorative Wellness Experiences

The Nautilus tailors holidays to individual needs, providing a completely bespoke experience renowned for its customization. Additionally, the resort also provides unscripted and timeless offerings to its travellers. With this, the Ananda treatments will be available to guests at any time of day. The treatment will be provided in the overwater Solasta Spa’s glass-floored private treatment pavilions. Interested guests can also explore the treatments in the comfort of guest houses and residences.

The two practitioners, Mr Sandeep Dhamada and Ms Krishna Karki, are some of Ananda’s most accomplished and expert holistic therapists. As a follow-up to these speciality treatments, The Nautilus guests will also benefit from an online consultation with an Ayurvedic physician. This will further enhance the holistic benefits of the treatments in addition to the overall experience. Ananda’s gourmet Ayurvedic cuisine is available to consume anywhere on the island, incorporating anti-inflammatory properties, with fundamental food tastes carefully combined with macronutrients.

Ananda in the Himalayas is one of the world’s leading luxury wellness retreats, aligning with the rejuvenating spirit of The Nautilus. Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, the birthplace of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation, Ananda integrates these ancient practices with therapy. The partnership first launched in 2022 and this year’s iteration enhances the already extensive wellness offering with a series of curated experiences for guests looking to rebalance their body, soul and mind.

Specialty Treatments Offered by Ananda at The Nautilus:

  • Ananda Touch with Reflexology (90 Mins)- A rhythmic flowing massage with rose-scented oils. The treatment releases tension and stress combined with the stimulation of reflex points. This practice aims to restore energy flow throughout the entire body and foster balance within the body and mind.
  • Indian Head Massage with Reflexology (90 Mins)– This ancient experience relaxes, tones, and eases muscle tension. It also aids in eliminating toxins by stimulating circulation. Following this, a massage is administered to the feet, applying pressure on the soles to restore healthy energy flow throughout the body.
  • Indian Head Massage with Shiatsu (90 Mins)– A traditional massage which provides deep relaxation. Following this, Shiatsu is applied. This is a full body pressure point experience that enhances circulation and boosts the immune system.
  • Himalayan Honey and Rose Facial with Foot Massage (90 mins)– This stimulating and refreshing facial uses a blend of sandalwood and rose essential oils. We massage pure organic honey harvested from the Himalayas into the skin and apply a mask of cooling cucumber. As the mask hydrates your skin, indulge in a soothing foot massage that stimulates reflex points.
  • Ananda Moksha (90 Mins)– A full body massage which uses traditional Ayurvedic therapeutic techniques. The holistic therapy draws inspiration from the concept of Moksha, signifying a liberation of the senses and a release for the free flow of Prana or energy.

About The Nautilus Maldives

The private island of The Nautilus boasts just 26 beach and oceanside houses and residences. Guests can also explore an extensive range of facilities and spa amenities. It is surrounded by the natural beauty of Hanifaru Bay, one of the largest manta-feeding hotspots in the world, offering white sandy beaches, pristine waters, and coral reefs. This extraordinary, tranquil location combined with an unmatched ultra-luxury five-star experience make The Nautilus the perfect private island resort to relax, reset and recharge.

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