Resort: Sun Siyam Olhuveli
Position: General Manager
Appointee: Hassan Adil
What They Said: Hassan will lead the management team and oversee the daily operations for one of the biggest properties in the Maldives, working on the frontline to implement exciting new strategies to fully realise his ambitious vision for the beautiful resort of Sun Siyam Olhuveli.
“Taking on my new role as General Manager is a huge achievement for me personally which will allow me to further apply our vision and purpose for Sun Siyam Olhuveli of becoming the best 4-star deluxe holiday destination as well as best entertainment hub in the country. Olhuveli also has great potential to become the leading MICE destination within the Maldives due to its amazing conference facilities as well as its simply accessible location. With these clear goals in mind, and a hardworking and dedicated team on our side, we have absolutely no doubt that Sun Siyam Olhuveli will reach its full potential in no time!” said Hassan Adil.
Hassan started his career in hospitality as a receptionist in 2002, before working as an airport representative in 2004, and as a reservations officer at Sun Siyam Travels in 2006. By 2014, his exceptional work ethic had already earned him the position of Operations Manager at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, then Director of Operations at Sun Siyam Vilu Reef, after which he was promoted to Resort Manager at Sun Siyam Olhuveli.
Hassan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management from Taylors University, completed in collaboration with the University of Toulouse.
Resort: Kuda Villingili
Position: Director of Sales and Marketing
Appointee: Gaurav Makhijani
What They Said:
Gaurav brings a wealth of hospitality experience, having worked for over a decade with international brands such as The Claridges, Taj, IHG, Jumeirah Group, and Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts. He most recently worked for Atmosphere Group as an Associate Director of Sales, where he was in charge of sourcing business from India.
Gaurav will develop and implement strategic sales and marketing plans to achieve Kuda Villingili’s short and long-term goals as Director of Sales and Marketing. He is a skilled sales leader and campaign builder with a proven track record of increasing market share. He is a results-driven manager with a track record of success in the industry. Gaurav’s passion for luxury hospitality will ensure that Kuda Villingili’s brand and service proposition are elevated successfully.