St. Regis Maldives appoints Olda Zitek as Executive Sous Chef
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has appointed Olda Zitek as its Executive Sous Chef.
From May, Zitek will support the Executive Chef at The St. Regis Maldives in supervising operations at the resort’s six distinct dining venues, which offer sophisticated cuisine from around the world. He will oversee the entire culinary team, which delivers exceptional food and drink experiences to guests.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Olda join us at The St. Regis Maldives. We pride ourselves on delivering unrivalled experiences and exceptional service, so Olda’s background with some of London’s most luxury hotels means he is great fit for our team. We look forward to working with him and can’t wait to see to see his skill set being put to use for our guests,” Alexander Blair, General Manager of The St. Regis Maldives, was quoted in a statement, as saying.
Zitek joins one of the most exclusive private island resorts in the Maldives from Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square where he worked as Executive Sous Chef from November 2016. Prior to this, he held the position of Head Chef at Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel London, after roles in other five-star London hotels such as Claridge’s and The May Fair Hotel.
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is nestled on a private island in the secluded Dhaalu atoll, amidst thriving marine life. Just 40 minutes from the main Velana International Airport by seaplane, guests are transported to a newfound paradise.
Designed with great respect to its natural surroundings, the resort is surrounded by a large house reef and the island is defined by several distinct ecological areas: lagoon, beach coastal and jungle. At The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, guests have the luxury of staying in one of the 77 island and overwater villas, shrouded in lush tropical flora, each with a private pool.
There are six distinct dining venues, including an Asian specialty restaurant, a modern Italian restaurant that features a grand staircase, an underground wine cellar restaurant, a shack style restaurant, a signature overwater bar that rolls out stunning views of dramatic sunset, and a pop-up restaurant in the middle of the resort.
Additionally, guests can also enjoy the Iridium Spa, which presents six overwater treatment rooms, including two that are dedicated to healing Ayurvedic treatments. Spa guests can also enjoy a Blue Hole pool, which contains heated seawater with different water jets – a system with proven benefits to the body.