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Upcoming Ritz-Carlton, Fari Islands Maldives Makes Key Appointments

Aminath Rausha Haadhee, Lamya Sebti, Meeran Mohidhin and Wendy Christ
Ritz-Carlton, Fari Islands Maldives has made key appointments to the resort's team.

Upcoming luxury property in the Maldives, Ritz-Carlton, Fari Islands Maldives has made key appointments to the resort’s team. The Marriott International‘s flagship luxury brand appointed Lamya Sebti as Director of Marketing, Aminath Raushaa Haadhee as Marketing Manager, Wendy Christ as director of Revenue Management, and Meeran Mohidhin as Director of Finance.

Lamya Sebti – Director of Marketing

Lamya is a Moroccan native with over 15 years of extensive marketing experience, leading marketing and communications in the world’s renowned global hospitality brands including The Ritz-Carlton by Marriott International and Movenpick Hotels & Resorts by AccorHotels.

No stranger to the Marriott and The Ritz-Carlton, Lamya joined The Ritz-Carlton Maldives pre-opening team on 1st August, 2020 from her most recent post as Director of Marketing and Communications at The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain. She previously held the post of Multi-Property Director of Marketing and Communications at The Ritz Carlton, Rabat Dar Es Salam and The Ritz-Carlton Tamuda Bay, Morocco; and prior to that she served as Group Director of Marketing for MMC Catering, Groupe Lenôtre at Kuwait.

Lamya initially joined The Ritz-Carlton brand in 2013 as Marketing and Communication Consultant for The Ritz Carlton Residences, Jnan Amar Polo Club & Jnan Amar Polo Academy Morocco. She also served as Director of Marketing & Communication for Palmeraie Hotels & Resorts Morocco and Director of Marketing for Movenpick Tower & Suites Qatar prior to joining the Ritz-Carlton. Lamya holds a Master’s Degree in International Business and a Certificate in hospitality marketing from KEDGE Business School, Marseille, France.

Working alongside the Director of Sales & Marketing – Mafalda, Lamya will be focusing on driving and developing the marketing and communications strategies to reinforce the positioning of The Ritz Carlton brand in the Maldives.

Aminath Raushaa Haadhee (Aimy) – Marketing Manager

Aimy, a Maldivian national, began her new assignment with The Ritz-Carlton Maldives on 1st August 2020. She brings to her role over 10 years of experience in the hospitality arena, having worked with international hotel chains in the Maldives.

Most recently, Aimy served as the Public Relations Manager for LUX* North Male’ Atoll Maldives, where she oversaw the entire communications related activities of the resort including Public Relations, Marketing, Photography, and Collaterals. She initially joined LUX* North Male’ as Sales and Marketing Executive for the first three months, and was subsequently promoted to Public Relations Manager.

Prior to this role with LUX* North Male Atoll, Aimy was the Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives. She additionally held roles in reservations and front office departments at luxury resorts in the Maldives including Cheval Blanc Randheli, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, and Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa.

Wendy Christ – Director of Revenue Management

Hailing from Jakarta, Indonesia, Wendy is currently working in revenue management function with Marriott International. His current role as Market Revenue Manager includes heading the revenue management function for JW Marriott, Mayflower Executive Apartments, and The Ritz-Carlton Mega Kunigan in Jakarta Indonesia. He began his new assignment with The Ritz-Carlton Maldives on 1st August 2020.

Wendy’s first gained exposure in sales in 2009 as Reservations Agent at Harris Hotel Tebet Jakarta before joining Aston Hotel & Conventions Gading Serpong as Reservation & Ecommerce Supervisor and building a highly successful career with TAUZIA Hotel Management, where he held his first leadership role as Assistant Revenue and Distribution Manager in 2012 and subsequently promoted to Cluster Revenue & Distribution Manager – Bandung Area.

Wendy left TAUZIA Hotel Management in 2017 and joined Marriott International as Revenue Manager at Four Points Thamrin by Sheraton, followed by Market Revenue Manager at JW Marriott, Mayflower Executive Apartments and The Ritz-Carlton Mega Kunigan.

With over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Wendy is an expert in Revenue Management. Possessing exceptional qualities of positive thinking and experience working at Marriott and Ritz-Carlton he will be a great addition to The Ritz-Carlton Maldives team.

Meeran Mohidhin – Director of Finance

Meeran brings over 20 years of professional and international experience in financial and management accounting to The Ritz-Carlton Maldives team Meeran has a strong track record of proven success in leading teams to deliver financial success and has a solid knowledge of hotel operations as he previously oversaw operations as the Executive Assistant Manager in charge of operations at Radisson Blu Hotel in Beijing China.

Previously. Meeran spent nearly 17 years as Director of Finance / Financial Controller for a number of leading international hotel chains in UAE, Thailand, Canada China. Bahrain and islands of Seychelles and Maldives. These included the Velaa Private Island, which is one of the top luxury resorts in the Maldives, The H Hotel & Office Tower (Dubai), Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel (Bangkok & China), Westmont Hospitality Group Arc The Hotel (Ottawa), Westin Bristol Place Hotel (Toronto), Banyan Tree Desert Spa & Resort (Bahrain) and 3 properties of Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts (Seychelles).

He has come a long way since the late 1990’s when he started his career in hospitality as Front Office Receptionist, subsequently moved to different roles of increasing responsibility and complexity as Director of Finance.

Meeran is a Canadian citizen but originally from India. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce specializing in Financial Management, Auditing & IT Systems from the University of Bombay.

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives has now completed the recruitment process of its Guidance Team following the recent appointments. Nestled in the North Male Atoll, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is accessible by 50 minutes via speedboat or 10 minutes by seaplane.

Marriott International’s flagship brand property is a part of the four-island Rah Falhu Huraa Lagoon development project. The luxury resort will feature 100 land and overwater villas alongside 5 F&B outlets.

In the Maldives, the Marriott operates The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, W Maldives, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. The hospitality giant is also preparing to launch the Le Méridien brand in the Maldives.

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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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