Laurent Driole is the new Resort Manager at Lily Beach Resort & Spa. With over twenty-five years of experience in the hospitality industry, Driole brings a wealth of expertise to his new appointment.
Driole worked in the Food and Beverage industry at first, which laid the foundation for his eventual career in the hospitality industry. His first position in the Maldives was in 1996 as a F&B Manager at Farukolhu Fushi. Driole has since worked in several prestigious establishments such as Les Bains Paris, The Reverie Saigon, Swissotel Moscow, The Westin Paris, Radisson Nice, and Eco resorts in Borneo.
As Resort Manager at Lily Beach Resort & Spa, Driole‘s initiatives align with Lily Beach’s commitment to excellence, “This involves placing an even greater emphasis on service standards, with a keen focus on the details to ensure every stay at the resort is a memorable one for each and every guest from all-around the globe. Food is at the heart of Lily Beach, with the experienced F&B team at the resort I intend to ensure food quality is kept at the highest standards as we are very particular with sourcing the right ingredients from the best sources from around the world and creating great buffet and a-la-carte dining experiences at the resort.”
“I also aim to create opportunities for guests to experience the rich culture of the Maldives by further improving the various cultural experiences available at the resort such as the weekly Culture Night where we bring culture to the guests here with help of nearby local islanders providing a taste of truly Maldivian experiences and we bring guests to local island for an immersive cultural exchange.” Driole explained, “my motivation isn’t just about personal success, but it is also about leading and inspiring talented and passionate teams.”