Highly skilled German hotelier returns to the Maldives to manage impressive new sustainable island resort.
Bangkok, Thailand - Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Michael Melzer as the General Manager of Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives, the stunning new sustainably designed island resort which is scheduled to open its doors in November 2018.
A German national, Michael has more than 35 years' experience in the hospitality industry, many of which have been spent in the Asia Pacific region. He also has qualifications from Cornell University and Dale Carnegie Hong Kong, and he has worked for some of the industry's most famous brands over the course of almost four decades in the hospitality industry. Most recently he was GM of the Sunrise Nha Trang Beach Hotel & Spa, a luxury sea-facing property in Vietnam.
"We are delighted to welcome Michael Melzer to Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts as we prepare to make our debut in the Maldives. With his expert knowledge of the Asia Pacific region and experience of managing high-end resorts, Michael is the perfect person to lead our first property in this idyllic archipelago," commented Gerard Hotelier, VP Operations for Asia.
"Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives is one of our company's most exciting openings to date. Michael's deep passion for hospitality, analytical vision and motivational skills will ensure that this beautiful resort maximises its incredible potential and exceeds guests' expectations," Mr Hotelier added.
Mövenpick has deep roots in the food and beverage industry, and this heritage aligns perfectly with Michael's own passion for the culinary arts. Having started his career as a chef in Germany, he became a Food & Beverage specialist at several hotels. Subsequent roles included Director of Event Management, Hotel Operations Manager and Director of Operations, reporting directly to General Managers and owners. This gave Michael a comprehensive view of hotel operations prior to becoming a General Manager in 2010. Since this time he has successfully managed properties in the Maldives, the Philippines and Vietnam.
"I am extremely excited to take on this new challenge," Michael said. "The Maldives is a breathtaking destination which I have been privileged to experience several times in my career. Joining such a stunning property, managed by one of most famous names in the hospitality industry, made my decision to return to the country an easy one.
"I look forward to working with the team at Mövenpick as we prepare for the hotel’s official opening in November this year," he added.
Nestled on a private island, Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives will feature 72 overwater pool villas, 30 beach pool suites and three beach spa pool residences. All the accommodation options including private swimming pools and while the resort is designed as a destination for relaxation and rejuvenation, with a high degree of privacy, it will also feature recreational facilities to suit a wide range of guests, from honeymooners to adventure-seeking families.