Anantara Kihavah Villas awarded Top Employer of 2014 in the Maldives
Maldives, February 2015: Anantara Kihavah Villas has been voted as the Top Employer of 2014 in Maldives as per a recent poll conducted by Job-Maldives.com, one of the most popular online career portals in the Maldives. Announcing the results, the website clarifies, “Anantara Kihavah Villas emerged as the strongest contender in the race to win the Top Employer of 2014 Award with 45.92% of all votes cast.”
The award was presented to the resort on February 11th as they celebrated their fourth anniversary on Kihavah Huravalhi Island in Baa Atoll. Commenting on the success, Caroline Stevens, Chief People Officer for Minor Hotel Group says, ‘Since first opening its doors on 1 Feb 2011, Anantara Kihavah Villas has been an exemplar for people practices within Minor Hotel Group – enjoying the loyalty of associates and high scores in our worldwide engagement survey. It is wonderful that the team’s efforts have now been acknowledged in the country. We are very proud of our commitment to people and thank the voters for this recognition”.
This year’s Manager of the Year award at the resort’s annual celebration went to Ahmed Zaki, Executive Housekeeper at Anantara Kihavah Villas. Commenting on this achievement and the reason he believes the resort is the best employer he said, “Empowerment, flexibility and the caring attitude of the senior management makes a huge difference here compared to all other resorts in the Maldives.”
Job-Maldives.com conducted an independent poll in January 2015 to distinguish the top employers in Maldives and recognize their contribution in providing a variety of jobs and creating career opportunities for fresh graduates and experienced professionals hailing from different industries in Maldives. The Top Employer of 2014 poll was open to both registered as well as non-registered users of the online job portal and over 3,000 votes were cast over a 14-day period.
Anantara Kihavah Villas sets the benchmark for deluxe resorts in the world’s most envied utopia and is a stylish haven just 35 minutes by seaplane from Male. Last year the resort was also voted the Leading Beach Resort in the Maldives by the Maldives Association of Tourism and Travel Operators. Associates with Anantara are offered extensive training and career opportunities within the hotel group, providing exposure to high-profile external trainers as well as task force assignments abroad as Minor Hotel Group expands its portfolio of hotels and resorts worldwide.