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Vakkaru Maldives Appoints Janice Tan as New Director of Sales and Marketing

Janice Tan has been appointed as the new Director of Sales and Marketing.
Vakkaru Maldives has appointed Janice Tan as its new Director of Sales and Marketing. With over two decades of experience in luxury hospitality

Vakkaru Maldives has appointed Janice Tan as its new Director of Sales and Marketing. With over two decades of experience in luxury hospitality, Janice has worked at several leading resorts in Maldives.

Currently based in Singapore and Maldives, Janice possess thorough knowledge and expertise in luxury hospitality. Bringing in over 20 years of experience in the industry, Janice will play a key role in promoting Vakkaru Maldives as the new Director of Sales and Marketing. Her love for travel and residency in countries across the world will impart vital insights to redefining Maldives’ approach to tourism and hospitality.

Janice started her career at the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok, and paved her way up the corporate ladder, working for several high-end luxury brands. Janice was significant in launching luxury resorts in Maldives including Antantara Naladhu during her time as Anantara Group’s Cluster Director of Public Relations. She also held the position of Director of Sales and Marketing at Velaa Private Island and Accor’s Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. Furthermore, Janice held the role of Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for COMO Hotels and Resorts’ COMO Maalifushi and COMO Cocoa Island.

“I am so excited to join the team at Vakkaru Maldives, a privately owned and managed resort where exceptional attention to detail and a passion for unsurpassed hospitality is integral to everything, and a commitment to ensuring loved ones can interact and reconnect in tranquillity underpins every service and interaction.”

Janice Tan

Born to parents who worked in the airline industry, Janice travelled a lot has lived in Switzerland, Italy, Greece, the US, and France. Her love for gastronomy took her to studying at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and working at the three-Michelin-starred restaurant Georges Blanc.

Vakkaru Maldives is set in the pristine waters of Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Just a 30-minute seaplane ride away from Velana International Airport, Vakkaru Maldives offers an intimate slice of paradise. With spectacular marine biodiversity, powder white beaches, exemplary services, and truly world-class dining choices, Vakkaru Maldives commits to delivering a unique experience.

Feature image by Hotel One

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Siyam World Hosts Summer Football Camp With Spanish Goalkeeper Star Player José Manuel Pepe Reina Páez

Get ready to kick it up a notch as Siyam World Maldives gears up for an epic summer football camp. This camp is hosted by none other than Spanish football sensation, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez. Guests can join in on the fun from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Building on its tradition of hosting world-class football camps and following the success of its spring series featuring international legends and star players, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Pepe Reina is set to bring his A-game to Siyam World for an unforgettable football experience. The trill can be experienced at its premier sports complex and full-size soccer pitch – The World Sports Arena. The three-day summer football camp in June runs from 16:30 – 18:00 hrs. This camp also offers participants the chance to receive personalized coaching from the star goalkeeper himself. Along with a series of skill-building drills, friendly matches, and fun football-related activities, this camp is designed to inspire and excite football enthusiasts of all ages. Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 12 will seize the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game. This includes everything from tactics to technical skills. This unique experience promises to enhance their abilities and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez is a Spanish professional footballer renowned for his exceptional skills as a goalkeeper. He is also known for his dedication to nurturing young talent. With a career spanning La Liga and beyond, Pepe Reina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the game.

Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

Legendary Line-Ups at Siyam World

But that’s not all! Siyam World is no stranger to hosting football legends and star players. Earlier this year, the resort scored big with a legendary line-up featuring Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.  These stars led unforgettable spring football camps. Guests had the chance to hone their skills on our impressive sports complex and soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. With this, guests were able to soak up world-class coaching and immersive experiences as well. 

Furthermore, Siyam World has also had the pleasure of hosting several other football legends and star players recently. This includes players such as EstebanCuchu” Cambiasso, Carlos Puyol, Marco Materazzi, and Robert Pirès. Joining them were players like Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Nicola Ventola, Bobo Vieri, and Jay Jay Okocha.

Now, it’s time to keep the momentum going with “Pepe Reina” leading the charge. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with one of football’s greatest. And now, you can do that at one of the most beautiful locations in the world!

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