Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa appoints Stavros Packeiser as General Manager

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa has appointed Stavros Packeiser as its new General Manager.

Stavros grew up in Sidirokastro, a small city in northern Greece.

At the age of 18, he ventured to Edinburgh to study for a degree in computer science at Heriot-Watt University. For extra income, Stavros got a part-time job as a waiter and soon realised that he enjoyed working with people more than computers.

After graduating in 2002, Stavros commenced his hospitality career as a bar supervisor at The Carlton Hotel in Edinburgh. He has since advanced through food and beverage roles: on the world’s largest ocean liner, HMS Queen Mary 2; Hyatt Regency Dushanbe in Tajikistan; Sani Resort in Halkidiki, Greece; Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi (now an Andaz); and, Grand Hyatt Dubai.

Since 2017, Stavros had been working as the Food & Beverage Director at Park Hyatt Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Stavros is married to Dia, who loves adventures and travel. They have a 15-month-old son, Harris, who had already taken more than a dozen flights to numerous countries. The family will be calling Park Hyatt Hadahaa Maldives their home.

“At Park Hyatt Maldives, I plan to continue the valuable work my predecessors have done for the resort in terms of performance and sustainability,” Stavros was quoted in a statement, as saying.

“I aim to bring to life new projects and experiences that will make our resort a leader in sustainability and luxury travel.”

Tucked away from the teeming resorts of the dense northern atolls on a private island in Gaafu Alif Atoll, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa offers easy access to more than 30 pristine dive sites to explore, all filled with rich marine life, including resident turtles and black-tip sharks. Diving enthusiasts will be spoilt at Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa as the resort boasts pristine waters, owing to its ongoing conservation efforts, which include banning motorised water sports and coral reef monitoring.

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa currently features 50 villas — 36 on land and 14 over the ocean. Whether nestled within the island’s tropical greenery or elevated above the water, the villas are steps away from an idyllic beachfront, giving guests direct access to this area or the house reef. All spaces feature floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that lead to a private deck, with some villas inclusive of a private plunge pool.

The resort offers luxurious amenities, a host of recreational activities, and relaxing and rejuvenating treatments.

Since the five-star resort began welcoming guests in 2009, it has undergone several refurbishments to offer guests a rare escape to a barefoot luxury experience. Most recently, it has launched three new luxury villa categories, including the resort’s two-bedroom family villas and villas with deluxe private pools, as well as the Park Sunset Ocean Pool Villas.

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