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Vakkaru Maldives Hosts Exclusive Tennis Programs with Erika Zanchetta

Vakkaru Maldives collaborates with Lux Tennis, a Tennis Management Company providing tennis coaches to luxury resorts all over the world. A guest tennis pro, Erika Zanchetta will be offering coaching lessons from 20th December 2019 to 20th January 2020 at Vakkaru Maldives. 

A variety of exciting programs with  Erika Zanchetta will be held at the resort for all the guests enthusiastic about tennis. 

Tennis enthusiastic guests can enjoy a 30-minute or 60-minute private lesson with the coach as well as challenge the coach through ‘Beat The Pro’ session to win a free coaching lesson. Furthermore, group lessons, tournaments as well as social tennis events will take place at Vakkaru Maldives during the time period. A Kids Tennis Clinic offering an introduction to the sport with fun games for children below the age of 12 will also be available every Wednesday at 10:00 am. 

Erika Zanchetta started tennis at the age of six and achieved an international ranking of 52 in the world during her junior career. She was also ranked number one from her age group in Italy. With coaching experience at various tennis clubs, academies as well as luxury resorts, Erika Zanchetta is currently running a tennis school in Italy and is a part of the Italian national team of Padel. 

Vakkaru Maldives has been collaborating with various individuals to bring exciting and fun experiences for the guests to take part in. A 30-minute seaplane journey away from Velana International Airport, the lush green island features luxurious villas and suites, five restaurants, two bars, a wine cellar and an over water spa. Guests can enjoy the thrill of exciting water sports at the Splash Water Sports and dive center as well as engage in sports at the sports fields at Vakkaru 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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