Kandima Maldives appoints Brett Castleman as General Manager
Kandima Maldives has appointed Brett Castleman as its General Manager.
Born and educated in South Africa, Brett boasts a distinguished hospitality career in four and five-star properties across Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean. He completed his Degree in Hotel Management at the Durban Hotel School in 1990, before starting his hospitality career in Richards Bay, South Africa. In 2015, Brett also successfully completed the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) course.
Having enjoyed many adventures around the world, including surviving Hurricane Ivan in 2004 while working in the Caribbean, Brett says he is “excited to be part of Kandima Maldives, and relish this wonderful opportunity to exceed guests expectations whilst ensuring that the resort runs at a high level of efficiency and profitability. I will also be focusing on Krew welfare and ensuring that they are happy in their working and personal living environment. It is the software that matters!”
Brett’s hobbies include surfing, kite surfing, SUP boarding, fitness and playing tennis.
Sanjay Maniku, the new hospitality group Pulse Hotels and Resorts’ Managing Director, says: “We are delighted to appoint these two exceptional individuals [new General Manager Brett and new PR director Anna Karas], and for Brett Castleman to oversee our latest project in Maldives. I’m confident that Brett and Anna will add a new dimension to the guest experience at Kandima Maldives and contribute in achieving our group-wide targets with passion and style.”
Located on a lush tropical island in Dhaalu Atoll, Kandima offers a choice of 272 stylishly designed studios and villas, with 11 different categories to choose from, all of which have a private terrace and endless tropical views to enjoy.
The four-star plus resort, which opened just over a year ago, has first class infrastructure, boasting the largest pool in the Maldives, tennis courts, an art studio, a marine biology school, a kids club, a game room, a library, a gym, a yoga studio and a spa. There is plenty to keep everyone occupied and the array of activities and events on offer is endless, including a huge choice of watersports, diving or snorkelling near the house reef, yoga, Zumba, bicycles, beach volleyball, petanque, arts and crafts lessons, and much more.
The island also offers one of the largest selection of F&B outlets in the country, with an incredible choice of ten restaurants and bars, all featuring unique and individual menus offering flavours of the world from Chinese and Japanese to authentic Maldivian and Mediterranean. So be it tropical or traditional, Kandima has something to suit everyone’s tastes.