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Soneva Donates Medical Equipment to Noonu and Baa Atoll Hospitals

soneva jani in noonu atoll
Soneva donated $27,000 worth of medical supplies to medical centres in Baa and Noonu atolls today, 10th December 2020.

Soneva donated $27,000 worth of medical supplies to medical centres in Baa and Noonu atolls today, to support local health facilities that have faced extra strain due to the pandemic.

The medical equipment, which Soneva purchased and shipped from abroad, was handed over to local health providers at Baa. Eydhafishi and Noonu Manadhoo, during a small ceremony on Zoom.

Health Minister Ahmed Naseem and Soneva CEO Sonu Shivdasani participated in the ceremony, alongside officials from Health Ministry, Baa Atoll Hospital, Noonu Atoll Hospital as well as local council representatives from Baa and Noono atoll.

We are thankful to Soneva for this generous donation, which would contribute towards our goal of upgrading the health services provided to our communities.

Minister of Health Ahmed Naseem

The equipment includes; medical tools required to kit out baby delivery rooms, dressing rooms, consultation rooms. And also hospital wards in Baa and Noonu atoll’s hospitals and medical centres.

Sonu Shivdasani said “One of our core principles is about supporting local communities where we conduct business. As such, we are really happy to support the hospitals and medical centres in Baa and Noonu atoll.”

In June, Soneva, alongside Velaa resort, paid for a COVID-19 testing lab at Noonu, Maarfaru airport. This provided quick coronavirus tests for tourists and local people alike.

About Soneva

Founded in 1995, the luxury resort operator is synonymous with ‘intelligent luxury’. Soneva stands renowned for crafting rare and authentic experiences for guests while pioneering sustainability across every level of its operations.

Also read: Marie-Hélène de Taillac to be in Residence at Soneva Jani’s So Soneva Boutique

Soneva Fushi was followed by the launch of Soneva Kiri on Thailand’s fourth-largest island, Koh Kood, in 2009. Soneva in Aqua, a 23-metre ultra-luxury yacht concept, set sail in the Maldives for the first time in 2015. And then, Soneva Jani, located in the Maldives’ idyllic Noonu Atoll opened its doors to guests in 2016.

Feature image by Soneva
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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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