Adaaran introduces Bed Decoration Competition to develop housekeeping staff

Eight teams comprising housekeeping staff from all Adaaran resorts challenged each other on Monday to win the first ever Adaaran Bed Making and Decoration Competition.

Fifty-two associates from all five resorts run by Adaaran competed in resort level competitions held earlier at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu, Adaaran Club Rannalhi and Adaaran Prestige Vadoo. Winners and runner-ups of the individual competitions were selected to form eight two-member teams that competed at the day-long grand finale held at Adaaran Prestige Vadoo on Monday.

After intense sessions of bed making and decoration, the Team One from Adaaran Prestige Vadoo emerged victorious, with its members Hassan Majeed and Ahmed Hafiz taking the first ever Adaaran Bed Making and Decoration Competition trophy. Adaaran Select Meedhupparu was named the first runner-up and Adaaran Club Rannalhi the second runner-up.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, Hari Krishnan, the General Secretary of Maldives Housekeeping Forum, underlined the vital role played by the housekeeping staff in making guests’ stay comfortable and memorable. They can reach out to the guests in a way not possible for other associates, he added.

“Maldives Housekeeping Forum has been working to assist the and further enhance the roles of housekeeping departments in the country, and one way to improve the housekeeping talent is to hold such competitions,” Krishnan, who was the chief guest of the closing ceremony, said.

Tharaka Appuhamy, the Corporate Learning and Development Manager at Adaaran Resorts Maldives, said the annual competition was introduced in order to engage, appreciate, train and develop the housekeeping staff. Before the resort-level competitions, training programmes were held to enhance the capabilities and talents of the housekeeping staff, he added.

“Their talent is mostly hidden from the public eye and only a few guests experience it, and it was our turn to give them due recognition,” he said.

Adaaran has earlier this week held its first ever Adaaran Dhivehi Rahathah Challenge as well.

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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