Chunky Mathew appointed W Insider at W Maldives

W Retreat – W Retreat & Spa Maldives has announced the appointment of Mr. Chunky Mathew as the retreat’s W Insider – W Hotels’ version of the traditional concierge.

This vital role is centered on providing guests with all the right inside knowledge of the Maldives, and to go above and beyond to create memories that are a universe away from the norm.

Jennifer Buhr General Manager commented “Guests at W Maldives are here to celebrate a special occasion such as their honeymoon or anniversary and they want ‘Insider Access’ to the Maldives and to the retreat. Chunky gives the retreats’ guests access to all that Maldives has to offer in terms of W Happenings, entertainment, sightseeing and once in a lifetime activities whilst being our honored guests.”

Chunky, a native of India brings to the Maldives a wealth of experience, including 6 years of service with Taj Hotels, Design hotels as well as Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

With a passion for photography and sports, Chunky likes taking sunset pictures for guests and playing table tennis @ WET, our large swimming pool facility. He also plays a mean game of volley ball with any guests willing to take him on. With Chunky as our W Insider, we aim to always amplify and enhance our guests experience throughout their stay at W Maldives”.

Chunky’s Insider Tips:

  • Experience breathtaking views as the sun dips over the crest of the Indian Ocean while sipping on a signature cocktail specially prepared by W Mixologist at SIP, the retreats sunset lounge bar.
  • Escape to Gaathafushi – the retreats own private island. A short speedboat ride away the deserted island is yours to explore for a few hours, a full day, or an overnight experience. A real ‘Robinson Crusoe’ experience.
  • Dive around the island with our Dive Instructors from Downunder – W’s dive center. The coral reef around AWAY Spa is a favorite of many guests where the underwater scenery is just steps away from the shoreline. On the way back make sure you pass by our underwater W, bring a souvenir home.
  • W Maldives spectacularly memorable nights come to life when night snorkeling around the house reef. One of the very best in the Maldives. You will be surprised by the vibrant and pulsating fluorescent colors of our underwater visitors.
  • Cool down from the heat every Friday at WET the retreat swim-up pool bar. Tease your palette with a unique Ice Cream blind tasting while resident DJ Xeum unveils the latest and greatest beats.

Chunky said “I am thrilled to join W Maldives and in true W Insider fashion, I’m promising to deliver an exclusive experience that will be both unexpected & extraordinary. Come and join me in this tropical playground.”

W Maldives is a tropical delight in the Indian Ocean perfect for relaxing, playing, and recharging for your next adventure. Connect with your inner peace and go along with the pace of island life. Succumb to the inviting seduction of dazzling blue waters, spectacular reefs and pristine sands and relax in style – a sublime tonic for both body and soul.

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