Resort: One&Only Reethi Rah
Position: General Manager
Appointee: Andreas Porias
What They Said: With over 20 years of hospitality experience, Andreas has held key operational roles in numerous iconic properties in New York and the United Kingdom, including The Lanesborough Hotel, The Dorchester, and The Gleneagles Hotel, where he was Hotel Manager.
Andreas joined One&Only Reethi Rah in 2019 as the property’s Resort Manager and has since played an instrumental role in leading the resort to achieve commendable recognition including Gold certification for 3 consecutive years from EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific benchmarking advisory group for travel and tourism, and in July the resort was ranked #5 in the World’s Best Hotels by Travel + Leisure’s annual esteemed World’s Best Awards in 2022.
In his new position, as well as overseeing the resort’s entire operations, Andreas will ensure the multi-award winning One&Only Reethi Rah continues to create unrivalled guest experiences and groundbreaking culinary and wellness concepts, while maintaining its coveted status as a well-loved, industry-leading destination.
Commenting on the appointment, Andreas said: “I am delighted and honoured to be entrusted with the responsibility of leading a property as iconic as One&Only Reethi Rah, highly distinguished in the destination, and well-loved amongst our repeat guests. It is with excitement that our dedicated team and I look forward to continuing the legacy of curating spectacular experiences that our guests truly love and want to return to.”
He added: “One&Only Reethi Rah is a spectacular and iconic property that continues to set the standard for ultra-luxury in the Maldives. We are situated on one of the largest and most beautiful private islands in the atoll, with an exceptional range of guest experiences from culinary to wellness offerings. I am honoured and proud to work with such a dedicated team of colleagues, committed to creating experiences that our guests truly love and want to return to.”
An Austrian national, Andreas speaks German and English. Born in Vienna, Andreas is an advocate for the environment, sustainability initiatives and marine life, and is a certified Scuba Instructor and Technical Diver. His hobbies include skiing and travelling, and he is particularly passionate about project management. Andreas holds a degree in Hospitality from the Faculty of Commerce, Hospitality and Tourism at the Budapest Business School and completed a Leadership Development program at Cranfield University.
Surrounded by the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean, One&Only Reethi Rah is located on one of the largest private islands in the North Malé Atoll and is home to 118 exceptional and spacious villas, boasting an abundance of space, freedom, and activities for all ages to discover.