The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort appoints new General Manager

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The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort has appointed Vijay Kumar as General Manager. With over 15 years of diverse experience in hospitality operations and management, Kumar’s most recent role was as the Complex Director of Finance at W Maldives and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa.

A passionate, hands-on, and strategic leader, Kumar has held several roles across various Marriott International hotels within finance in India, Singapore, Malaysia and the Maldives, and successfully completed four hotel openings. 

In 2018, Kumar moved from finance to operations as Hotel Manager at The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort in Langkawi, Malaysia where he championed many initiatives and won accolades for the hotel. 

“Being a strong advocate of a balanced lifestyle personally, I am excited to come onboard this wellness oasis, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, in my first role as a General Manager, and lead a team that strives to create experiences that help guests become the best version of themselves while they are on vacation,” said Kumar.

Speaking about his move back to hotel operations he said: “Operations has excited me since the beginning of my career, however, since my core strength was in finance, I grew various ranks in finance and there came an opportunity at The Andaman A Luxury Collection Resort in Langkawi, to head hotel operations and I grabbed it with a learning spirit. Over time, I have come to enjoy operations much more than my core role of number-crunching.”

He also added that what he likes the most is when guests leave as friends with happy memories, yearning to return, and when associates, the stars of the show, have the tools needed and are empowered to deliver those tailor-made experiences.