NH Collection Maldives Havodda appoints Marlon Abeyakoon as General Manager

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Minor Hotels announces the appointment of Marlon Abeyakoon as the General Manager of NH Collection Maldives Havodda, effective from 25 January 2024.  Abeyakoon, a luxury hospitality and rebranding expert, has over a quarter-century of industry expertise and experience with prestigious global brands such as Kerzner, Hilton and Marriott in diverse locations, including the UK, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Fiji and the UAE.

Abeyakoon began his journey with Minor Hotels in 2020 as General Manager designate for Avani+ Fares Resort before moving to the role of General Manager at Minor’s Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate hotel in Dubai. Abeyakoon’s background in managing luxury resorts includes senior positions at the Sheraton Fiji Resort & Golf Club, Reethi Beach Resort in the Maldives, and Hilton Colombo Residences in Sri Lanka. His earlier career was shaped by roles in London with Hilton and GLH Hotels, and the One & Only Royal Mirage Hotel in Dubai, UAE.

Stuart De San Nicolas, Cluster General Manager for Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, Avani+ Fares Resort and NH Collection Maldives Havodda, stated, “Marlon is a distinguished figure in the hospitality industry, with a 25-year track record of operational excellence in high-end beachfront and urban hotels. We are thrilled to have such a seasoned professional join our Maldivian team at a time when Minor Hotels enters the new phase of accelerated growth in the region.”

“It is an honor to lead the team at the inaugural NH Collection property in the Maldives. The recently refurbished resort more than does justice to the beauty of the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, and I look forward to collaborating with the team to deliver extraordinary experiences for our guests.” Abeyakoon commented about his new role.