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Lily Hotels Appoints Helen McCulloch as Market Expert for Europe, UK, and South Africa

Helen McCulloch
Lily Hotels has announced the appointment of Helen McCulloch as the new Cluster Sales & Marketing Manager.

Lily Hotels has announced the appointment of Helen McCulloch as the new Cluster Sales & Marketing Manager to drive business from Europe, UK, and South Africa for the two stunning iconic & award-winning luxury resorts Lily Beach Resort & Spa and Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa. Situated in one of the most beautiful locations in the world – the Maldives – the resorts offer guests genuine hospitality and unparalleled experiences.

An international travel industry expert with more than 15 years of experience, Helen began her career journey by establishing a solid track record in the global luxury travel industry as a Product Manager.

I’m thrilled to welcome Helen as the newest member of the commercial team. Her extensive expertise and ability to build strong business from Europe, UK, and South Africa, combined with her passion for luxury hospitality, will ensure a successful business performance.

Imroz Uddin, Group Director of Sales & Marketing at Lily Hotels.

Helen McCulloch joins Lily Hotels to continue a successful career which has a focus on doing sales and marketing targeting Europe, UK, and South Africa. In her new role, Helen will be responsible for the aforementioned markets and will also work on achieving goals in revenue generation and finding new business opportunities from the assigned market.

I’m highly honored to be appointed as the Cluster Sales & Marketing Manager for Lily Hotels. One thing that drew me to work for this operator is that it operates a unique set of properties in the Maldives with breathtaking serenity located in such a wonderful location where the people live and breathe hospitality, always with a smile, and friendly demeanor. I am very proud and humbled to be part of this refined and luxury portfolio. Hope to contribute to the greater success of it.

Speaking about her new role, Helen said.

Earlier this month, Lily Hotels has announced the promotion of Idrys Sulaiman as the new Cluster Sales & Marketing Manager to drive Local DMCs for the two stunning iconic & award-winning luxury resorts. Lily operates two amazing properties in the Maldives; Lily Beach Resort & Spa and Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa.

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February’s Finest: 05 Key Appointments in the Maldives Resorts

The month of February has seen various key-promotions and appointments in different resorts of The Maldives.

Resorts in the Maldives are constantly working towards providing travellers with better experiences and services. One of the key factors that contribute to these personalised experiences is the effort put in by employees. In addition to anticipating the needs, preferences, and interests, the amazing teams at resorts tailor services perfectly customised for each traveller. To provide this stellar experience, resorts are constantly on the lookout for the best of the best. The month of February has seen some amazing appointments and promotions. Here are the top appointments made in February, as some key personnel joined top-notch resorts!

Rifaath Saeed Returns to Dusit Thani Maldives as DOSM

One of the most major appointments, or shall we say re-appointments of this month was the return of Rifaath Saeed to Dusit Thani Maldives. Rifaath was part of the pre-opening team at the resort back in 2011, taking on the role of Director of Sales and Marketing (DOSM) before she departed from the resort. As she returns to the role, Rifaath has gained 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Before her return, Rifaath worked as DOSM at Amari Raaya Maldives, Cluster DOSM at OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi, Kandima Maldives, Kurumba Maldives, Velassaru Maldives, W Maldives, as well as Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa.

Roberts Ejubs as Group Director of Operations at Crown & Champa Resorts

This February, Crown & Champa Resorts revealed the key appointment of Roberts Ejubs as Group Director of Operations. Hailing from Australia, Roberts has an extensive career, spanning several countries. Prior to the Maldives, Roberts has worked across the US, China, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. With a specialization in sales, marketing, revenue distribution, and resort operations, Robert has some ambitious goals lined up for the resort.

Zakwan Ahmed as Director of Sales at Kuda Villingili Resort

Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives announced the key appointment of Zakwan Ahmed as Director of Sales this February. Zakwan joins with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Prior to this, Zakwan worked as Assistant Director of Sales at THE OZEN COLLECTION. At Kuda Villingili, Zakwan will work towards developing strategies to achieve the sales target as well as managing relationships with key partners. Additionally, he will also collaborate with various teams to ensure successful sales outcomes for the resort. In this role, Zakwan’s primary focus will be the German-speaking countries, Europe, and the UK market.

Josje Van Engelen as General Manager of Soneva Secret

Soneva’s newest addition to the resort collection, Soneva Secret announced Josje Van Engelen as General Manager. Hailing from the Netherlands, Josje brings to Soneva Secret over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Before this, Josje worked in various countries across the globe including the Netherlands, Belgium, Costa Rica, Australia, and Turks and Caicos. Josje will be leading an incredible team of over 25 nationalities. With this, she brings a new wave of rare, personalised hospitality to the Maldives!

Ali Ashfag as Front Office Manager at Seaside Finolhu

Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll introduced Ali Ashfag as the new Front Office Manager this February. Ashfag joined the hospitality industry at the young age of 18, working his way up to this new position. His transition to Front Office was made eight years ago. From here on, Ashfag ventured on his journey as a butler, later becoming the Front Office Manager. Ashfag brings over a decade of experience across five internationally recognized brands and two local establishments to his new role. In addition to his priceless contributions to Seaside Finolhu, Ashfag has also made generous contributions towards handpicking and training individuals at the resort.

Interested in all the appointments made this February? Head over to our website, and find out more.

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