Michael Melzer has been appointed as the new General Manager of Movenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives, a new resort which is scheduled to open in November 2018. A German national, Michael has more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry, many of which have been spent in the Asia Pacific region. With qualifications from Cornell University and Dale Carnegie Hong Kong, Michael worked most recently as the general manager of the Sunrise Nha Trang Beach Hotel & Spa 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,” said Gerard Hotelier, VP Operations for Asia.

“Movenpick 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.”

Michael started his career as a chef in Germany and later became a Food & Beverage specialist at several hotels. Subsequent roles included Director of Event Management, Hotel Operations Manager and Director of Operations, prior to becoming a General Manager in 2010. Since then he has managed properties in the Maldives, Philippines and Vietnam.

“I am extremely excited to take on this new challenge,” said Michael. “Maldives is a breath-taking destination which I have been privileged to experience several times in my career. Joining such a stunning property, managed by one of the 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 Movenpick as we prepare for the hotel’s official opening next month.”

Nestled on a private island, Movenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives will feature 72 overwater pool villas, 30 beach pool suites and three beach spa pool residences. For more information about Movenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives, visit www.movenpick.com/maldives/kuredhivaru.