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Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa Welcomes New Director of F&B

New Director of Food & Beverages
Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa proudly ushers in a new era of culinary excellence with the appointment of Mariun Van Rooyen as the dynamic Director of Food and Beverage.

With over two decades of experience, Mariun brings a fusion of passion, innovation, and forward-looking leadership into the pivotal role.

A maestro in the art of hospitality, Mariun’s journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. Mariun graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a degree in Hospitality Management in 2007. He took up his first role as Food & Beverage Manager in 2010.

Mariun’s Maldivian adventure commenced in 2020. This marked the beginning of an exploration that embraced iconic destinations like Velassaru Maldives and Lux South Ari Atoll. His arrival at Le Méridien Maldives promises discovery for the curious and creative-minded traveller seeking an extraordinary culinary journey.

Known for his passionate approach and plugged-in mindset, Mariun is not just a Director; he’s a storyteller crafting memorable experiences. He has a stellar record of painting impactful relations, showcasing a commitment to fostering positive connections that transcend the ordinary.

From lagoon-side teppanyaki feasts to beachside cocktail soirées, Mariun’s visionary leadership promises to elevate Le Méridien Maldives’ gastronomic offerings to new heights. His exceptional people-centric nature and unwavering dedication to high-level customer service have consistently set him apart as an industry luminary.

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Siyam World Hosts Summer Football Camp With Spanish Goalkeeper Star Player José Manuel Pepe Reina Páez

Get ready to kick it up a notch as Siyam World Maldives gears up for an epic summer football camp. This camp is hosted by none other than Spanish football sensation, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez. Guests can join in on the fun from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Building on its tradition of hosting world-class football camps and following the success of its spring series featuring international legends and star players, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Pepe Reina is set to bring his A-game to Siyam World for an unforgettable football experience. The trill can be experienced at its premier sports complex and full-size soccer pitch – The World Sports Arena. The three-day summer football camp in June runs from 16:30 – 18:00 hrs. This camp also offers participants the chance to receive personalized coaching from the star goalkeeper himself. Along with a series of skill-building drills, friendly matches, and fun football-related activities, this camp is designed to inspire and excite football enthusiasts of all ages. Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 12 will seize the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game. This includes everything from tactics to technical skills. This unique experience promises to enhance their abilities and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez is a Spanish professional footballer renowned for his exceptional skills as a goalkeeper. He is also known for his dedication to nurturing young talent. With a career spanning La Liga and beyond, Pepe Reina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the game.

Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

Legendary Line-Ups at Siyam World

But that’s not all! Siyam World is no stranger to hosting football legends and star players. Earlier this year, the resort scored big with a legendary line-up featuring Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.  These stars led unforgettable spring football camps. Guests had the chance to hone their skills on our impressive sports complex and soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. With this, guests were able to soak up world-class coaching and immersive experiences as well. 

Furthermore, Siyam World has also had the pleasure of hosting several other football legends and star players recently. This includes players such as EstebanCuchu” Cambiasso, Carlos Puyol, Marco Materazzi, and Robert Pirès. Joining them were players like Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Nicola Ventola, Bobo Vieri, and Jay Jay Okocha.

Now, it’s time to keep the momentum going with “Pepe Reina” leading the charge. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with one of football’s greatest. And now, you can do that at one of the most beautiful locations in the world!

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