Brendan Corcoran appointed General Manager at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort
Marriott International has announced the appointment of Brendan Corcoran as General Manager of The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, representing the debut of Westin Hotels & Resorts in the Maldives.
Brendan’s industry experience spans over 20 years in a variety of leadership positions.
A graduate of the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland, Brendan embarked on his professional journey at the Hilton Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa. From there, his passion for embracing new opportunities and experiences saw him excel in positions with some of the world’s leading hospitality brands, including Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Per Aquum Hotels and Resorts.
Prior to his appointment at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, his role as General Manager at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu in Maldives saw him gain deep insights and knowledge of the region.
A natural multi-tasker and great communicator, Brendan incorporates skills acquired at the Harvard Business School in the US to strategically deliver creative and practical solutions to problems in a fast-paced guest environment, spearhead the commercial and operational success of the property, and ensure the resort provides consistently exceptional guest experiences.
Developed by Belluna Co. Ltd of Japan and Asia Capital PLC of Sri Lanka, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort opened its doors to guests early this month.
With a combination of 70 superb overwater and island villas, the resort is an idyllic island paradise in the UNESCO Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve. The resort takes inspiration from the “shape of the water”, the marine life of the atoll and the elements of water, sun, and wind. The resort has been designed to maximise environmental sustainability whilst providing a supremely luxurious and tranquil Maldivian escape.
Along with three unique dining experiences, the resort also features Westin’s signature branded spa concept, the Heavenly Spa by Westin™ with the latest in beauty treatments. The design of the spa area exudes an intimate and serene ambience that allows guests to reflect on their destination, including a spacious treatment suite for two with a Jacuzzi and panoramic ocean views.
Guests can stay active with the 24-hour WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio sprawled across two levels that features weight machines, free weights, and cardio equipment that faces personal flat-screen televisions; and outdoor pool and recreation ground with tennis, volleyball, basketball options.
Designed to cater to the way modern families travel, the Westin Family Kids Club® offers reimagined family experiences that are tied back to the brand’s wellness positioning for young guests between the ages of 4-12 years. Some of the activities includes nature walks, family-style runs and water activities.
Directly from the beach, guests can explore the house reef with colourful corals and be surrounded by thousands of tropical fish. Miriandhoo is a turtle sanctuary, and guests can easily and often see turtles nesting along the white beaches. Reef sharks, lion fish, manta rays and often whale sharks all reside in the Baa atoll. The stunning experience of the underwater world can be explored while snorkelling, diving, fishing and parasailing.
Additional on-site facilities of the resort include a PADI dive centre and a boutique store.