Alila Kothaifaru welcomes new General Manager

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Resort: Alila Kothaifaru

Position: General Manager

Appointee: Thomas Weber

What They Said: Born and raised in the village of Klosters in the Swiss Alps, Weber started out with a chef’s apprenticeship at Hotel Pardenn in Kolsters after secondary school. With more than 35 years in the industry, Weber brings a wealth of international hospitality knowledge to Alila Kothaifaru. He worked in F&B and management roles with luxury hotels in Switzerland, Hong Kong, south Africa, Kenya, India, Saudi Arabia and finally, the Maldives.

Weber’s first General Manager job was in 2003 at Kurland Hotel and Poloclub in Plattenberg Bay, South Africa. He then moved into the same role at Mövenpick Jeddah Al Nawras in Saudi Arabia, Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore in India, and Oberwaid in St Gallen, Switzerland.

Weber came to the Maldives in 2016 as the Regional General Manager for Diamonds Athuruga and Thudufushi Maldives, moving on to Sandies Bathala Maldives in 2018, and Dusit Thani Maldives in 2019.

“The Maldives provides the opportunity to rejuvenate and disconnect as you can escape to your own private villa, your own private cocoon. The sustainability efforts we practice at Alila Kothaifaru and our responsible mindset towards protecting the environment make our resort especially appealing,” said Weber.