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

Just like February, March has proven to be an exciting month for Maldives resorts. The month saw a wave of new appointments and promotions, enriching the hospitality landscape. As the Maldives resort destination strives to exceed traveller expectations, the dedication and expertise of staff remain pivotal. With an eye for talent and a commitment to excellence, resorts continue to bolster their teams with exceptional individuals. Here are some notable appointments from the month of March:

Shameem Mohamed Appointed as General Manager at Nika Island Resort Maldives

With over 22 years of experience, Shameem Mohamed joins Nika Island Resort Maldives as General Manager. In addition to being a seasoned hotelier, Shameem also brings a wealth of experience to his new role. Shameem is also a well-known NPL leadership coach who is known for his exceptional skills. Shameem is also known for his enthusiasm towards personal fitness.

Saddam Hussain Appointed as Resort Operations Manager at Amilla Maldives

Amilla Maldives announced the promotion of Saddam ‘Saddi’ Hussain to Resort Operations Manager in March 2024. Prior to his appointment, he had already been working at Amilla Maldives for 10 years in a variety of different roles. Saddam has come a long way since he started his career in 2001 at Dhoni Maghili as a butler. Although this was a starting position for Saddam, this also marked him as one of the first five butlers in the Maldives. Saddam has also acquired international work experience, as he worked as a personal butler for the CEO of Barclays Middle East in Dubai!

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas Appoints Joachim Textor as New Executive Chef

In March, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas announces the appointment of Joachim Textor as the resort’s new executive chef. Chef Joachim joins the resort with over 40 years of experience, and now he brings his exciting variety of innovative dining experiences to the resort’s guests. Over the years, Chef Joachim has honed his skills at various well-known outlets such as the Hilton in Basel, the Park Hotel in Vitznau and the Hyatt Hotel in Montreux. Over 42 years, the chef has managed to take a culinary journey that led him through 93 countries and countless five-star kitchens across the world. The chef has opened up multiple award-winning hotels and restaurants in the Middle East as well as the Far East over the years, making him one of the most pioneering chefs in the industry.

Chaminda Upul Kumara Appointed as Sustainability Manager at Sun Siyam Resorts

Sun Siyam Resorts announced the appointment of Chamindra Upul Kumara as the Sustainability Manager of the group this year. With his appointment, Upul brings a wealth of experience to this new role. Here, Upul would be in charge of identifying areas for sustainability development, analyzing data and research, monitoring and reporting on sustainability initiatives’ progress, and developing training programs to educate employees on sustainable practices. Upul will also work with stakeholders and partners to develop sustainable projects, integrate sustainability practices across departments, and conduct sustainability audits to identify areas for enhancement.

Ahmed Shareef Promoted as Director of Engineering at Sun Siyam Iru Veli

Ahmed Shareef, with over two decades of engineering leadership experience, has been proudly promoted to the esteemed position of Director of Engineering at Sun Siyam Iru Veli. As the former Chief Engineer at the resort, Shareef has spearheaded innovative sustainability projects. Some of these include including groundbreaking water irrigation and glass upcycling initiatives. His unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship and exceptional leadership skills have distinguished him as a driving force behind the resort’s dedication to laidback luxury.

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The Ritz Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands for the Ultimate Eid Al-Adha Getaway

Enjoy an unforgettable Eid Al-Adha adventure unlike any other at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands. The beautiful Maldives resort invites GCC visitors to indulge themselves in a world of unmatched glamour, elegance, and personalized experiences.

To kickstart your Eid holiday, engulf yourself in a gastronomic voyage of Levantine pleasures at The White Journey. The White Journey restaurant offers evening meals among the beautiful beaches of the hotel’s island. The Ritz Carlton Maldives also offers seven restaurants and bars scattered over the specialized Culinary Island. Guests can also explore the Grand Sunset Beach, and Fari Marina Village, providing personalized dining for every palate.

The scent of freshly made espresso will awaken guests, taking them on a short detour to Italy at La Locanda, where Italian meals and cultures unravel. Catch the sunset at Iwau, an outdoor eatery with two teppanyaki burners that provide a holistic dining atmosphere. Perfect for family quality time, the Beach Shack offers a laid-back, playful ambience that embraces the Mediterranean. As the Eid celebrations come to an end, travellers are invited to a sublime Maldivian Night, with the island’s soul-infused into every scrumptious delicacy.

Idyllic panoramas paired with aquatic life provide a picturesque setting for a variety of unique Eid activities. Whether you wish to bask in the warm sunlight on the white sand waters, join a stimulating chakra meditation class, or take an evening boat ride, the Ritz-Carlton Maldives promises an extraordinary Maldivian adventure this Eid al Adha. Those looking to boost their physical strength may try a Killer Abs class or engage in the thrilling atmosphere of a group Aerial Hoop Class. For individuals looking for a more creative release, consider attending the Eid Design Artistry workshop to spark your inner artist.

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