Vikas Kumar appointed as F&B Director at W Maldives

W Retreat – W Retreat & Spa – Maldives has announced the appointment of its new Food and Beverage Director, Vikas Kumar.

Kumar started his hospitality career at Ananda in the Himalayas in India as Food and Beverage Supervisor in 2000 shortly after his graduation from the Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology in Kovalam, India. In late 2003, he headed the Intercontinental The Grand Goa as Food and Beverage Supervisor before moving to Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces in Mumbai as Assistant Restaurant Manager in 2004. He joined Novotel Hyderabad & Hyderabad International Convention Centre in 2006 as Event Service Manager before being promoted Banquet Manager and Assistant Food and Beverage Manager two years later. Kumar’s Starwood journey started in 2009 at the Westin Hyderabad Mindspace as the Outlets Manager. He moved to Sheraton Bangalore at Brigade Gateway as Food and Beverage Manager in 2010 before holding the title of Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at Sheraton Dammam Hotel and Towers in 2013. Most recently, he served as the Food and Beverage Manager at Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park in Bellandur, India.

In his spare time, Vikas enjoys scuba diving and will likely spend his day off exploring the beauty of the underwater world around the Resort and the neighboring islands.

Only 25 minutes from the Malé International Airport, W Retreat & Spa – Maldives is a newly restyled luxury tropical playground in the Indian Ocean perfect for relaxing, playing, and recharging for whatever comes next.

The Resort features 78 private retreats and suites, including 28 Wonderful Beach Oasis, 25 Spectacular Ocean Oasis, 21 Fabulous Lagoon Oasis, 3 WOW Ocean Escape and 1 Extreme WOW Ocean Haven (the W brand’s interpretation of the Presidential Suite).

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