Furaveri Maldives’ Mohamed Hilmy recognised as Best General Manager in Indian Ocean
Mohamed Hilmy, the General Manager at Furaveri Maldives, has been recognised as the best General Manager working in the Indian Ocean region.
The ‘Continent’ level award in the ‘Best General Manager’ category was presented to Furaveri Maldives at the recently concluded 2019 World Luxury Hotel Awards at the enchanted Arctic Circle in Finland.
Hilmy, who took over the operations of Furaveri in February, has over two decades of hospitality industry experience, having worked at several high-end properties in Asia.
Hilmy began his journey in the tourism industry at Bandos Maldives and went onto serve on the senior management teams of several leading resorts in the Maldives, including Sun Island Resort & Spa, LUX* South Ari Atoll, Angsana Velavaru, and Banyan Tree Vabbifaru.
The hospitality veteran had also worked as the Hotel Manager at Angsana Bintan in Indonesia and as the General Manager at Sun Aqua Pasikudah in Sri Lanka.
Before joining Furaveri, Hilmy served as the Group General Manager at Sun Siyam Resorts, overseeing the operations of the leading local hospitality group’s properties, including Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, Sun Aqua Iru Veli, and Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives.
Located in the exotic Raa atoll in the northern part of the Maldives, Furaveri is accessible by a 45-minute seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport.
The 107 private villas have been specifically designed to meet guests’ individual preferences and are set amongst lush vegetation, in the first row on a sandy white beach or settled above a sparkling turquoise lagoon.
Situated on the northern shore of the island, Jaafaeiy Restaurant serves exclusive cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner from around the world with various choices of international and continental dishes. The buffet includes live cooking stations where food is prepared to individual desires.
Furaveri Spa is a holistic sanctuary where guests will find themselves in a serene world of delicate scents with a comprehensive range of facilities in a beautiful wooden interior that echoes Furaveri. With four open air pavilions and four air conditioned pavilions for side-by-side couple treatments, separate steam bath, sauna, jacuzzi, relaxation area as well as manicure and pedicure, Furaveri Spa offers a wide range of soothing massages and refreshing body treatments to promote relaxation and renew energy.
Furaveri is blessed with an incredible house reef with turtles, sharks, rays, barracuda, napoleons, tuna and trevally as well as colourful corals. The resort’s PADI five-star certified dive centre offers a full range of PADI programmes, from Discover Suba Diving to PADI Divemaster along with daily dives and guided snorkelling trips.
Photo: Hilmy (R).