Velassaru Maldives appoints Bill Ignatiadis as General Manager

Universal Resorts has appointed Bill Ignatiadis as the new General Manager for Velassaru Maldives.

Bill’s previous experience includes working in his home country of Australia for several world-renowned brands such as LVMH, One&Only and AccorHotels. More recently in the Maldives, Bill had numerous senior management posts across three properties with Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts, including Resort Manager at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives and Cluster General Manager for the group’s three properties in Male atoll.

Bringing years of global hospitality experience, Bill comes with a strong F&B background. He prides himself on building not only strong service culture but ensuring his teams have a can-do attitude towards creating everlasting guest experiences.

“Universal Resorts extends its warm welcome to Bill Ignatiadis as the new resort General Manager for Velassaru Maldives,” an announcement read.

Owned and operated by leading local hotel group Universal Resorts, Velassaru is located in South Male Atoll and accessible by a short 25-minute speedboat ride from the main Velana International Airport.

Velassaru offers luxurious beachfront and overwater accommodation with uninterrupted ocean views. Featuring wooden ceilings and floors for a tropical atmosphere, the contemporary-styled villas and bungalows offer chic serenity.

A wide variety of international specialities are offered at Velassaru’s five restaurants, including fresh contemporary seafood, Japanese, international and grill pan Indian options. The two beach bars serve cocktails and wines.

Guests can enjoy relaxing spa treatments in overwater pavilions, or hop on a Maldivian boat and watch the crew demonstrate traditional fishing methods. Other resort facilities include a fitness centre, tennis court and infinity pool with the view of the beach and the ocean.

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