Fri, 7 June 2019

Two GM Appointments in Maldives

Martin van der Reijden has been appointed General Manager of SAii Lagoon Maldives and Vice President of Operations for Crossroads Maldives, and Tolga Unan has been appointed General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Maldives.

Martin van der Reijden. Click to enlarge.

Crossroads, owned by Thailand’s Singha Estate, will encompass nine islands fringing the Emboodhoo Lagoon in the South Malé Atoll, three of which will be used as the first phase of the project encompassing two resorts and The Marina @Crossroads, an 800-metre lifestyle area and beach walk featuring retail, entertainment and dining outlets.

Dirk De Cuyper, Chief Hospitality Officer, S Hotels & Resorts, said, “We look forward to welcoming guests to SAii Lagoon Maldives and Hard Rock Hotel Maldives later this year ... I look forward to working with Martin and Tolga as we embark on an exciting new era of hospitality in the Maldives.”

Tolga Unan. Click to enlarge.

Martin has 23 years of industry experience, much of which has been spent with Hilton Worldwide managing hotels in Europe and Asia Pacific. He has also spent time in the hotel design sector and has managed luxury resorts in Maldives with Per Aquum and LUX. Most recently, Martin was Director and General Manager of LUX North Male Atoll.

With two decades of experience, including spells with Disney, Club Med and Hilton in the US and Asia Pacific, Tolga has a comprehensive knowledge of the hospitality industry. He joins Hard Rock Hotel Maldives after two years as Managing Director of Naked Retreats, an expanding eco-resort company based in Shanghai.

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