Mr. Michael Melzer has been appointed as General
Manager of the Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives, a new resort
which is scheduled to open in November 2018.
A German national, Michael has more than
35 years' of experience in the hospitality industry, many of which
have been spent in the Asia Pacific region.
With qualifications from Cornell University and
Dale Carnegie Hong Kong, Michael worked most recently as GM of the
Sunrise Nha Trang Beach Hotel & Spa in Vietnam.
"We are delighted to welcome Michael Melzer to
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts as we prepare to make our debut in the
Maldives. With his expert knowledge of the Asia Pacific region and
experience of managing high-end resorts, Michael is the perfect
person to lead our first property in this idyllic archipelago,"
said Gerard Hotelier, VP Operations for Asia. "Mӧvenpick Resort
Kuredhivaru Maldives is one of our company's most exciting
openings to date. Michael's deep passion for hospitality,
analytical vision and motivational skills will ensure that this
beautiful resort maximises its incredible potential and exceeds
Michael started his career as a chef in Germany
became a Food & Beverage specialist at several hotels. Subsequent
roles included Director of Event Management, Hotel Operations
Manager and Director of Operations, prior to becoming a General Manager in 2010.
Since then he has managed properties in
Maldives, Philippines and Vietnam.
"I am extremely excited to take on this new challenge,"
Michael said. "Maldives is a breathtaking destination which I
have been privileged to experience several times in my career.
Joining such a stunning property, managed by one of most famous
names in the hospitality industry, made my decision to return to
the country an easy one. I look forward to working with the team
at Mövenpick as we prepare for the hotel’s official opening next
Nestled on a private island, Mӧvenpick Resort
Kuredhivaru Maldives will feature 72 overwater pool villas, 30
beach pool suites and three beach spa pool residences.