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The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Appoints Pak Wai Lau as Chef de Cuisine

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The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands announced the appointment of Pak Wai Lau as the Chef de Cuisine at the resort.

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands announced the appointment of Pak Wai Lau as the Chef de Cuisine at the resort. Chef Lau brings over 30 years of experience to the upcoming property.

According to The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Chef Lau started his career in 1990 as a Chinese Chef at Hyatt Regency Dubai, UAE and transferred to Hyatt Regency Bandung, Indonesia in 1997. By his expertise and experience internationally, he was appointed Executive Chinese Chef at Grand Hyatt Hotel Fukuoka, Japan the following year.

Pak Wai Lau Ritz-Carlton
Image: The Ritz-Carlton Maldives

Chef Lau then moved to Seoul, South Korea in 2003 and Bangkok, Thailand in 2005 performing the same role with the same company. He continued to explore different countries and brands exhibiting his expertise. In 2017, Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel appointed him as their new Chinese Executive Chef.

With Chef Lau’s skills and experience being shaped by various countries, it is with no doubt that he will delight our guests with his authentic Chinese dishes.

A statement by The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands read.

Before joining The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, Pak Wai Lau was with Dong Phuong Group, a company based in Vietnam, performing the role of Chinese Executive Chef.

About The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

The upcoming Ritz-Carlton Maldives is located at the Fari Islands in the North Malé Atoll of the Maldives. The island retreat is easily accessible via a 50-minute speedboat journey. Alternatively, holidaymakers can choose to access the destination by a 10-minute seaplane ride.

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Holidaymakers will find sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons and coral reefs with stunning marine life at the luxury resort. Moreover, Ritz-Carlton also features a unique ‘Aris Meeha’ butler concept. Guest villas at The Ritz Carlton Maldives, Fari Island range in size from one to three-bedroom. These villas feature the refined elegance and legendary service that define The Ritz-Carlton brand.

Feature image by The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

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The Nautilus Maldives Announces Ananda Wellness Residency

The Nautilus will host two senior practitioners from the world’s most renowned holistic wellness retreat. From 16th to 26th August 2023, Ananda in the Himalayas will be at The Nautilus. Combining Ananda’s specialist Ayurvedic knowledge with The Nautilus’s timeless hospitality offering, this residency will provide the ultimate restorative wellness experience.

Exploring the Restorative Wellness Experiences

The Nautilus tailors holidays to individual needs, providing a completely bespoke experience renowned for its customization. Additionally, the resort also provides unscripted and timeless offerings to its travellers. With this, the Ananda treatments will be available to guests at any time of day. The treatment will be provided in the overwater Solasta Spa’s glass-floored private treatment pavilions. Interested guests can also explore the treatments in the comfort of guest houses and residences.

The two practitioners, Mr Sandeep Dhamada and Ms Krishna Karki, are some of Ananda’s most accomplished and expert holistic therapists. As a follow-up to these speciality treatments, The Nautilus guests will also benefit from an online consultation with an Ayurvedic physician. This will further enhance the holistic benefits of the treatments in addition to the overall experience. Ananda’s gourmet Ayurvedic cuisine is available to consume anywhere on the island, incorporating anti-inflammatory properties, with fundamental food tastes carefully combined with macronutrients.

Ananda in the Himalayas is one of the world’s leading luxury wellness retreats, aligning with the rejuvenating spirit of The Nautilus. Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, the birthplace of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation, Ananda integrates these ancient practices with therapy. The partnership first launched in 2022 and this year’s iteration enhances the already extensive wellness offering with a series of curated experiences for guests looking to rebalance their body, soul and mind.

Specialty Treatments Offered by Ananda at The Nautilus:

  • Ananda Touch with Reflexology (90 Mins)- A rhythmic flowing massage with rose-scented oils. The treatment releases tension and stress combined with the stimulation of reflex points. This practice aims to restore energy flow throughout the entire body and foster balance within the body and mind.
  • Indian Head Massage with Reflexology (90 Mins)– This ancient experience relaxes, tones, and eases muscle tension. It also aids in eliminating toxins by stimulating circulation. Following this, a massage is administered to the feet, applying pressure on the soles to restore healthy energy flow throughout the body.
  • Indian Head Massage with Shiatsu (90 Mins)– A traditional massage which provides deep relaxation. Following this, Shiatsu is applied. This is a full body pressure point experience that enhances circulation and boosts the immune system.
  • Himalayan Honey and Rose Facial with Foot Massage (90 mins)– This stimulating and refreshing facial uses a blend of sandalwood and rose essential oils. We massage pure organic honey harvested from the Himalayas into the skin and apply a mask of cooling cucumber. As the mask hydrates your skin, indulge in a soothing foot massage that stimulates reflex points.
  • Ananda Moksha (90 Mins)– A full body massage which uses traditional Ayurvedic therapeutic techniques. The holistic therapy draws inspiration from the concept of Moksha, signifying a liberation of the senses and a release for the free flow of Prana or energy.

About The Nautilus Maldives

The private island of The Nautilus boasts just 26 beach and oceanside houses and residences. Guests can also explore an extensive range of facilities and spa amenities. It is surrounded by the natural beauty of Hanifaru Bay, one of the largest manta-feeding hotspots in the world, offering white sandy beaches, pristine waters, and coral reefs. This extraordinary, tranquil location combined with an unmatched ultra-luxury five-star experience make The Nautilus the perfect private island resort to relax, reset and recharge.

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