First batch completes Adaaran ‘Kurimagu’ management training programme

First batch of trainees has completed the ‘Kurimagu’ management training programme conducted by Adaaran Resorts Maldives.

Seven out of the nine participants that completed the ‘Kurimagu’ (meaning Future in local Dhivehi language) programme were awarded certificates at a ceremony held at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi Monday evening. Dr Mariyam Shakeela, CEO of local conglomerate  SIMDI Group, handed over the certificates to Shazeem Ali, Bassam Abdul Razzaq, Ibrahim Gashshaan, Aishath Sama Waheed, Ahmed Sofwan, Ahmed Shahudh and Mohamed Nooman.

From the seven graduates, Shazeem was recognised as the Most Outstanding Student and the Best Sustainability Project, while Bassam won the Most Promising Personality award. Gashshaan received an award for the Most Outstanding Assignment.

Speaking at the ceremony, Director Product Development at Adaaran Hemantha Ratnayake said participants of the 15-month programme were exposed to several aspects of the hospitality industry. It was aimed at familiarising them with the potential challenges in their career, he added.

“In addition to the firsthand experience of the various departments of a hotel they got during the programme, they also had knowledge sharing sessions with the Chief Operating Officer and the executive management team of Adaaran,” Ratnayake said.

Meanwhile, certificates were also awarded to the graduates of a separate Adaaran Executive Development Programme.

L.P.V. Praveen, Ajnin Reji, Chelliah Subramanian, Vikash Kumar and Nilesh Sharma completed the programme. Praveen was also recognised as the Most Outstanding Student, while Ajnin won the Most Promising Personality award.

At Monday’s ceremony, Adaaran also recognised the top performing employees from each of its resorts.

Ibrahim Mohamed Didi, Chairman of SIMDI Group, conferred the Employee of the Year 2017 award to Hussain Ameen Abdulla from Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi, Peththa Handige Pragnasena from Adaaran Prestige Vaadoo, Mohamed Ali from Adaaran Select Meedhupparu, and Hassan Waleed from Adaaran Club Rannalhi.

Adaaran, a subsidiary of Sri Lankan blue chip conglomerate Aitken Spence, runs five resorts in the Maldives, including Adaaran Club Rannalhi, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu, Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi, Adaaran Prestige Vadoo and Adaaran Prestige Water Villas.

Adaaran Select Meedhupparu is a fabulous four-star property located in the northern Raa atoll. Surrounded by powder soft beaches and sublime turquoise lagoons, the award-winning resort invites guests to surrender to their senses and bask in the majesty of the tropical island surroundings. Guests can relax in the sumptuous Mandara Spa and try their hand at a number of exciting water sport activities, including scuba diving, windsurfing and water-skiing.

The island of Meedhupparu is also home to Adaaran Prestige Water Villas, a five-star resort with 20 luxury water villas.

Set in the South Male Atoll, Adaaran Club Rannalhi has 100 standard bungalows, which are tastefully adorned with tropically themed furnishings and bedding, and 30 water bungalows that offer a luxurious experience comprising of a private sun deck overlooking the stunning aquamarine ocean. The resort features three spectacular dining venues and a host of recreational activities, including diving, snorkelling and water-skiing.

Located in North Male Atoll, Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi is blessed with thriving vegetation and pristine waters, and offers 165 land villas and 37 ocean villas. Set in 83 acres of lush tropical beach on Lhohifushi island, the resort’s design enables it to blend into its surroundings.

Accessible by a short 15-minute speedboat ride from the main Velana International Airport, Adaaran Prestige Vadoo offers 50 water villas with private spas, plunge pools and a glass-bottomed bathroom lounge with a view of marine life. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or spa pool or go for an in-room spa treatment.

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