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ONYX Clean Initiative Redefines Operational Hygiene and Safety Standards!

Amari Havodda Maldives Thari Bar at sunset.

ONYX Hospitality Group has announced enhanced operational hygiene and safety standards as part of a brand-new “ONYX Clean” initiative. The measures will be implemented across the Hospitality Group’s full portfolio. Onyx encompasses brands and properties such as Amari, OZO, and Shama. In the Maldives Onyx Hospitality operates Amari Havodda Maldives and an additional resort, OZO Maldives is in the pipeline.

The ONYX Clean initiative will impact every step of the guest journey from arrival to departure with updated standards and operational procedures that complement the group’s existing industry-leading health and safety initiatives. ONYX Clean will be introduced across all of the company’s 52 properties in 7 countries.

Each property has appointed an in-house ONYX Clean champion. The champion will ensure the implementation and internal audit of all standards based on a property-wide checklist developed in partnership with Ecolab. Ecolab is a global leader in hygiene, safety, and energy technology solutions. The company is a supplier of many cleaning products used by ONYX Hospitality Group properties.

As one of the leading medium-sized hospitality players in the Asia Pacific region, we have always taken pride in our high levels of hygiene and our long-standing commitment towards the safety and well-being of our guests, team members and the community.

Douglas Martell, President & CEO, ONYX Hospitality Group

A rapidly-expanding Bangkok-headquartered hotel company with presence across the Asia-Pacific region, ONYX Hospitality Group has a development pipeline of more than 20 hotels scheduled to open in the coming years. In the Maldives, ONYX Hospitality operates Amari Havodda in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll.

Amari Havodda Maldives boasts 120 luxury villas with 60 beach villas and 60 over-water villas. Each villa features natural timber flooring, soaring palm-thatched roofs, an outdoor open-air bathroom, and sophisticated technology. The resort is accessible by a 55-minute flight to Kaadedhdhoo Domestic Airport from the main Velana International Airport, followed by a 10-minute speedboat ride transfer to the island.

Feature image by Amari Havodda 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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