Appointments at Maldives resorts this week.
Resort: Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa
Position: General Manager
Appointee: Christophe Adam
What They Said: Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa in the Maldives, operated by local operator Lily Hotels, has promoted Christophe Adam who was previously in the role of the resort’s Resident Manager to the position of General Manager. He will be responsible for the resort’s overall operations, guest satisfaction, maintaining standards, and ensuring brand initiatives are successfully executed.
With 27 years of hospitality experience and two degrees in International Hotel Management and Business Management, he brings a wealth of experience to Hideaway. Very close to his roots as a French Native, he has worked in Luxury Mauritian brand LUX* Resorts & Hotels in roles such as Resident Manager and Regional Director of Sales and Marketing before joining Lily Hotels. With this background, he has proven that he’s got the right experience and drive needed to bring Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa to the next level.
The operator’s Group Director of Sales & Marketing has this to say regarding the promotion, “With Lily Hotels’ confidence in his ability as a leader at the property and his mastery in taking care of our guests and foreseeing their needs, this promotion comes especially in a critical time with the launch of the new collection of villas and outlet – The Signature Collection by Hideaway, where his contribution to the team will be paramount.”
“This industry still holds a special place in my heart,” Christophe said. “I never get tired of seeing people’s smiles when they have had an enjoyable stay. Be it a family’s annual vacation, a honeymoon, or a special anniversary, being able to create unforgettable experiences in people’s lives is what keeps me motivated. With my aim to drive amazing teams and with a focus on being adaptable in these challenging times, Hideaway has made my love for my job grow through the years and am looking forwards to do more with my new position.”
Resort: Raffles Maldives Meradhoo
Position: Director of Sales and Marketing.
Appointee: Varun Bharadwaja
What They Said: Varun is a seasoned hotelier with an extensive 17 years of sales and marketing experience in the hospitality industry.
Varun began his career as a Relationship Executive with the Indian Hotels Company Limited Corporate Office in 2005. In 2013, he was promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing for the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi, making him the group’s youngest Director of Sales and Marketing. He was Director of Sales and Marketing at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa and Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa in the Maldives for nearly three years before joining The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort.
Prior to joining Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, he was the Director Of Sales Marketing for The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort.
Promising fitness enthusiasts a luxury experience in the remote Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo opened its doors in September 2019. The resort’s thirty-eight beachfront and overwater villas span across two islands, and are replete with the finest amenities and the Raffles signature butler service. Complementing the healthy cuisine provided with the The Body, Mind and Soul Package, guests also have access to a range of world-class restaurants, as well as bespoke dining experiences.