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Leevan, the extraordinary waiter: Taking tableside service to the pool and beyond at Six Senses Laamu

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At Six Senses Laamu, the concept of “tableside service” takes on a whole new meaning. Guests from all around the world have come to expect exceptional hospitality at this breathtaking Maldivian resort, but the experiences they have often transcend mere expectations. Leevan, a dedicated host at the resort, exemplifies this commitment to creating unique and memorable moments for every visitor.

Six Senses Laamu is renowned for its aspiration to foster meaningful connections with each guest, emphasizing personal and authentic experiences. Whether it’s a special celebration or a leisurely afternoon spent sipping a refreshing juice by the pool, this luxury resort is dedicated to ensuring that every moment spent here is filled with warmth, genuine hospitality, and out-of-the-ordinary encounters.

The story of Leevan, the extraordinary waiter, encapsulates this ethos perfectly. It was a warm, sunny day when a group of guests decided to enjoy the stunning poolside area. The tranquil blue waters of the pool seemed inviting, and Leevan, always eager to go the extra mile, noticed an opportunity to surprise and delight his patrons.

Without hesitation, Leevan donned his swim trunks, grabbed a tray with their orders, and took a refreshing detour through the pool. Guests looked on in amazement as their waiter waded through the sparkling water, their drinks and snacks impeccably balanced on his tray. The look of sheer surprise on their faces was a testament to the commitment to excellence that Leevan brings to his role.

In this single act, Leevan had transformed a simple poolside order into an unforgettable memory. The guests, initially expecting a conventional poolside service, were treated to an experience that transcended their wildest expectations. It was an embodiment of the resort’s motto, “Out of the Ordinary,” a reminder that Six Senses Laamu doesn’t just meet guests’ expectations; it consistently exceeds them.

The photograph captured by Stevie Mann Photography of Leevan navigating the poolside with a beaming smile, tray in hand, has become an emblem of the resort’s commitment to going above and beyond. It has been shared far and wide on social media, spreading the story of Leevan and the resort’s extraordinary service.

The hashtags #GoingTheExtraMile and #ServiceWithASmile find their perfect embodiment in Leevan. He’s not just a waiter; he’s a host who creates unforgettable experiences. His dedication and genuine care for each guest highlight what makes Six Senses Laamu exceptional.

So, the next time you visit Six Senses Laamu, keep an eye out for Leevan. He’s the embodiment of the resort’s philosophy – a philosophy that ensures that every guest’s experience is personal, authentic, and out of the ordinary. Your time at this stunning Maldivian paradise is bound to be filled with extraordinary moments, thanks to exceptional hosts like Leevan. #SixSensesLaamu #VisitMaldives

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Oaga Art Resort Appoints New Island Chief  and Resort Manager

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Oaga Art Resort, a renowned destination for art enthusiasts and luxury seekers  alike, has announced the promotion of two key members of its team:  Samee Saeed has been appointed Island Chief Katheeb, and Nazim Mohamed,  known as Naadhu, has been named Resort Manager. 

Samee Saeed, a seasoned hospitality professional with over 18 years of experience, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role as Island  Chief Katheeb. Having previously served as Resort Manager at Oaga, Samee possesses a deep understanding of the resort’s operations and brand values. In  his new position, he will be responsible for overseeing a wide range of projects,  from planning and organizing to directing and managing, ensuring they align with  the Board of Directors’ vision and contribute to the resort’s continued success. His  strategic approach, coupled with strong communication skills, will be instrumental  in leading various resort areas and curating experiences that elevate the guest  journey. 

Nazim Mohamed (Naadhu), with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality  industry, takes on the crucial role of Resort Manager. Naadhu has steadily climbed  the ranks since his start as a Guest Relations Officer, demonstrating dedication  and leadership qualities. His diverse experience, encompassing roles like Front  Office Manager at various Maldivian resorts, equips him with an understanding of  resort operations and guest service excellence. As Resort Manager, Naadhu will be  responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and managing all resort operations,  ensuring they deliver the exceptional Oaga guest experience while maximizing  profitability and fostering employee engagement. 

“We are delighted to promote Samee and Naadhu to these pivotal roles. Both  individuals have demonstrated their commitment to Oaga’s values and vision,  and we are hopeful that they will make significant contributions to the resort’s  success,” stated the Company Directors of Oaga Art Resort.

With Samee and Naadhu at the helm, Oaga Art Resort is poised for continued  growth and success. Their combined expertise and commitment to excellence will  ensure that the resort remains a haven for art enthusiasts and discerning  travellers seeking an unforgettable Maldivian experience. 

For Maldives lovers searching for an all-inclusive holiday, Oaga Art Resort’s  Greatest All-Inclusive plan re-defines the limits of what All-Inclusive is all about;  with inclusions such as Creative Expression (art) classes, Take Notes (music)  experiences, In-Villa Dining to floating meal, choices of excursions, motorised  watersports and many more. Guests looking to book the resort can visit the  website, www.oagaresorts.com to book your stay, don’t miss out! 

Situated in North Malé Atoll, Oaga Art Resort is 45 minutes by speedboat from  Malé International Airport. A small island with 60 villas with beach and over water  options, 5 dining venues and a spa inspired by Maldivian traditional healing  practices, Oaga Art Resort’s artistic and creative spaces offer an immersive  experience curated by local and visiting artists, and craftsmen from the Maldives.

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Crown and Champa Resorts Appoints Roberts Ejubs as Group Director of Operations

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Crown and Champa Resorts, the preeminent hospitality group in the Maldives, has announced the appointment of Roberts Ejubs as the Group Director of Operations, effective  October 1st, 2023. 

Bringing a wealth of international experience spanning the United States, China, South Korea,  Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand, Roberts is a seasoned professional with a  proven track record in the hospitality industry. Hailing from an Australian background,  Roberts’s career journey reflects a steadfast commitment to excellence and a profound  passion for hospitality. 

With extensive expertise in senior executive corporate roles, Roberts specializes in sales,  marketing, revenue, distribution, and resort operations. His distinguished career includes  leadership positions with both large global hotel operators and boutique companies,  affording him a comprehensive understanding of the industry landscape. 

As Group Director of Operations, Roberts is adept at managing and empowering large,  culturally diverse teams. His leadership ethos emphasizes collaboration, innovation, and a  relentless pursuit of excellence. With a keen focus on managing luxury hotels, resorts, and  upscale properties, Roberts is dedicated to exceeding guest expectations at every  touchpoint. 

“I am thrilled and delighted to partner with CCR in order to further support and develop our  Resort Teams, whilst also ensuring all of our valued guests are offered attentive, intuitive, and  personalized levels of service at all times,” says Roberts Valdis Ejubs. 

Roberts has outlined ambitious goals for Crown and Champa Resorts, including enhancing,  driving, and developing a culture of intuitive, personalized service across the resort portfolio.  He aims to position CCR as the resort employer of choice in the Maldives, cultivate and  mentor local talent, champion the Maldives as the preferred island resort destination globally,  foster close working partnerships with all resort stakeholders, and curate unique resort  experiences. 

The appointment of Roberts Ejubs underscores Crown and Champa Resorts’ unwavering  commitment to delivering unparalleled guest experiences and fostering a culture of  excellence within the organization. Roberts’s comprehensive expertise in sales, marketing,  revenue, distribution, and operations will undoubtedly propel the group to new heights of  success in the dynamic hospitality landscape of the Maldives.

About Crown and Champa Resorts: Crown and Champa Resorts is a distinguished collection  of luxury hotels and resorts in the Maldives, renowned for its commitment to excellence,  unparalleled service, and breathtaking natural beauty. With a diverse portfolio of exquisite  10 resorts and a city hotel ranging between 4 stars and 6 stars plus, Crown and Champa  Resorts offers guests an unforgettable island getaway experience infused with warmth,  hospitality, and unparalleled luxury. 

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Six Senses Bolsters Leadership Team in the Maldives with New Appointments

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Six Senses has announced the appointments of Harry Tangalos as  Commercial Director and Linda Schneegass as Regional Director of Marketing for the Maldives.  Together, they will be overseeing Six Senses Laamu, renowned for its secluded luxury and bountiful  marine life, as well as the recently opened Six Senses Kanuhura, celebrated for its picture-perfect beach  setting.  

Harry Tangalos, Commercial Director Maldives 

With over 30 years of international experience in the high end hospitality sector and 12 years with the Six Senses family, Harry brings a wealth of expertise and profound  brand knowledge to his new role. Previously, Harry headed  the commercial team at Six Senses Zil Pasyon in Seychelles,  worked as regional DOSM for Six Senses properties in  Thailand and was part of the pre-opening team at Six Senses  Krabey Island, Cambodia and Six Senses Bhutan.  

Harry’s personal passions include being active outdoors,  whether hiking, cycling, or any pursuits that bring him closer  to the sea. He looks forward to exploring the turquoise waters of the Maldives in greater depth. 

Linda Schneegass, Regional Director of Marketing 

Joining as Regional Director of Marketing is Linda Schneegass, transferring from Six Senses Ibiza, where she managed marketing communications from the pre-opening phase of the resort in 2021. With previous experience at the award-winning Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary in Thailand and various Ayurveda resorts in India and Sri Lanka, Linda brings with her an in-depth understanding of holistic wellness. She appreciates the restorative potential of a barefoot island life and embraces the rejuvenating power of vitamin ‘sea’. 

“We are excited to welcome Harry and Linda to the Six Senses Maldives team,” says Marteyne van Well, Regional General Manager. “I am confident their combined expertise will lead to a continued success of both our  very distinct properties, while also ensuring growth and further strengthening relationships with our key  partners. “ 

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