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Conrad Maldives Appoints Peter Nilsson as General Manager

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Maldives Promotion House – Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has appointed Peter Nilsson as General Manager effective December 10, 2012. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing hotel operations and will lead the team in maintaining the resort’s standing as a premier luxury destination in the Indian Ocean.

Peter joins Hilton Worldwide from Six Senses Resorts, Residences and Spas where he was Managing Director – Gulf of Thailand. In this role, he was responsible for the performance of four five-star, luxury resorts while being based on the island of Koh Kood, where he oversaw day-to-day operations of Soneva Kiri.

With 26 years of international hospitality experience, Peter has worked in a number of countries including Sweden, Russia, Vietnam, Thailand and East Timor. No stranger to the Maldives, he spent two years at Soneva Gili by Six Senses as General Manager where he was responsible for the re-opening of the property and led the team through the difficult period post the tragic tsunami which hit the island in 2004. He has held a variety of positions including Maitre d’ Hotel, Sommelier, Chef de Rang, Restaurant Manager, Food and Beverage Manager, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage, Executive Assistant Manager Operations, General Manager, Resort Manager, Area General Manager and Group General Manager.

“Backed by Peter’s experience and background in luxury having worked in some of the most exclusive properties globally, I am confident that he will bring a dynamic, personalized and fresh approach to the island as we continue to strengthen our position as a leading luxury hotel in the Maldives,” said William Costley, vice president, Operations, Southeast Asia, Hilton Worldwide.

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Vibrant wine gala at COLOURS OF OBLU

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Travellers around the globe are in for a delightful experience as COLOURS OF OBLU, a lifestyle hospitality brand within Atmosphere Core, brings the Bodegas Martín Códax Wine Gala from Spain to three private island resorts in the Maldives.

The unforgettable wine extravaganzas will take place at OBLU NATURE Helengeli by SENTIDO on September 22nd and 23rd and OBLU SELECT Sangeli on September 25th and 26th. Concluding on September 28th and 29th at OBLU SELECT Lobigili, which has been awarded as No. 1 Luxury Hotel Worldwide in 2024 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

As a part of the Wine Gala, winery ambassadors from the 600 northern-Spain families which make up Bodegas Martín Códax will host exuberant multi-course wine experiences across two nights at each resort. Guests will be treated to a symphony of flavours with a special wine perfectly pairing each culinary creation. The Spanish-Way-of-Dinning will be in full fledge under the twinkling stars. Resort guests can also stop by for a sip and listen to the wonderous wine stories from Spain’s Galician coastline while basking in the Maldivian sunset, savouring colourful wines and delectable apéritifs.

Founded in 1985, Bodegas Martín Códax is named after a renowned Galician troubadour who sang about love, the ocean, and the enchanting coastline. Started as a dream project by a group of winegrowers in the Rías Baixas wine region, Martín Códax regroups over 600 local families to produce wines of the highest possible quality, while respecting the unique terroir of Galicia.

Nicolas Laguette, Director of Wines at Atmosphere Core, says, “Wine is truly a global language, and Atmosphere Core is delighted to continue contributing to its story in the Indian Ocean. Bodegas Martín Códax wines have a natural synergy with our COLOURS OF OBLU brand – vibrant and joyful, and with a love for togetherness.”

“We’re delighted to welcome Bodegas Martín Códax for the first time in the Maldives, and we’re grateful for the support they continue to show towards our main objective – to enhance and grow wine culture in the Maldives. Making such experiences a recurring reality is one of the best ways to achieve our objective as it brings together the winery, our resort guests and colleagues around delicious food, fine wine and laughter flowing across the table – it’s a refreshingly informal ambiance where everyone can relax for memorable wine moments.”

The COLOURS OF OBLU Wine Gala is a once-in-a-year chance to immerse in the world of Spanish wine and the culture that surrounds it, while indulging in the stunning views of aquamarine lagoons and pristine white beaches. Guests will be invited to pre-book and savour an exclusive multi-course wine experience, complimentary with the fully encompassing holiday plans – the Island Plan at OBLU NATURE Helengeli by SENTIDO, the Serenity Plan at OBLU SELECT Sangeli, and the Lobi Plan at OBLU SELECT Lobigili. Bodegas Martín Códax wines are pouring exclusively at Atmosphere Core resorts in the Maldives.

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PADI honours Six Senses Laamu with award for Outstanding Contribution to Ocean Conservation

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Six Senses Laamu has announced that PADI, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, has honoured the resort’s commitment to environmental conservation and sustainable tourism with an award for “Outstanding Contribution to Ocean Conservation”. This accolade highlights Six Senses Laamu’s ongoing dedication to preserving the unique marine ecosystems of the Laamu Atoll, Maldives.

The Outstanding Contribution to Ocean Conservation Award is presented to dive centres that demonstrate exemplary efforts in environmental education, conservation projects, and sustainable operations. Six Senses Laamu’s dive centre, Deep Blue Divers, plays an integral role in the conservation programs led by the Maldives Underwater Initiative (MUI) at Six Senses Laamu. These programs include coral reef restoration, marine life monitoring, and raising awareness, as well as community and guest education. The resort’s commitment has set benchmarks for sustainable tourism in the Maldives, earning Deep Blue Divers the distinction of being one of only two dive centres in the country to receive the PADI Excellence Award in 2024.

In addition to receiving the PADI Excellence Award, both dive centres at Six Senses Laamu and Six Senses Kanuhura, the brand’s resort in the north of the Maldives, have been officially recognized as PADI Eco-Centres. This respected status is granted to dive centers that adhere to the highest standards of environmental responsibility and actively participate in marine conservation efforts. Deep Blue Divers have been instrumental in promoting sustainable diving practices, offering eco-conscious dive experiences, including specialty courses that partner with NGOs and engaging guests in marine conservation activities.

“Receiving the PADI Outstanding Contribution to Ocean Conservation Award and the PADI Eco-Center status for Deep Blue Divers is a testament to our commitment to conserving the incredible marine biodiversity of the Maldives,” said Marteyne van Well, Regional General Manager of Six Senses Laamu and Six Senses Kanuhura. “We are immensely proud of our team’s efforts and grateful for the support of our guests and partners in driving positive environmental change.”

Six Senses Laamu continues to lead by example in the hospitality industry, demonstrating that luxury and sustainability can coexist harmoniously. The resort remains dedicated to its mission of creating out of the ordinary experiences while preserving the natural beauty of the Maldives for future generations.

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Mirihi Island Resort offers package for Eid al Adha celebrations

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Mirihi Island Resort, a luxurious and serene getaway located in the Maldives, has announced an exclusive package for guests looking to celebrate Eid al Adha. The package includes a range of exciting activities and amenities, providing an unforgettable experience for visitors during this joyous occasion. With daily direct flights from GCC and Asian countries, an escape to paradise at Mirihi Island Resort, where a tropical getaway is now more convenient than ever.

During the Eid al Adha holiday, Mirihi Island Resort invites guests to indulge in the ultimate tropical retreat. The package offers special rates for accommodation, ensuring a memorable and relaxing stay amidst the stunning natural beauty of the Maldives. In addition to its private, overwater villas, a luxury spa, renowned culinary program and noteworthy dive programs, Mirihi Island Resort presents an array of resort activities designed to enhance the Eid al Adha celebrations.

Mirihi 3-night packages are inclusive of:

  • Two return seaplane transfers from Male – Mirihi – Male
  • Access to the Mirihi lounge at the seaplane terminal – Complimentary soft drinks, snacks, Wi-Fi and shower facilities available
  • 30% discount on the a la carte menu (food only) and 10% discount on the special dinners at Muraka Restaurant
  • Welcome amenities in the villa upon arrival
  • 20% discount on selected 60-minute spa treatments taken within the first two days of the stay
  • Complimentary non-motorised watersports activities and use of snorkelling equipment
  • Complimentary group Yoga classes
  • Complimentary Coconut class including Maldivian coconut snack
  • Complimentary Palm Leaves Origami folding class
  • Complimentary Afternoon Ice-cream treat in Anba bar
  • Beach BBQ dinner – chargeable at $98++per person
  • Maazeege Raha – $65++per person

As part of the Eid al Adha celebrations, Mirihi Island Resort provides ample opportunities for guests to immerse themselves in the local culture and traditions. The resort organises coconut class, Palm Leaf origami class,”Maazeege Raha – A Sip from the Past.” This unique experience allows guests to indulge in the captivating stories and traditions of the Maldivian people, passed down through generations, while enjoying five specially crafted nonalcoholic drinks infused with traditional Maldivian ingredients.

Offer valid for stays 12th June – 31st October 2024. Booking window: valid until the 30th June 2024. To book your visit plus dining packages, contact reservations at reservation@mirihi.com.

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