The Ritz-Carlton Maldives has named Nabeel Abdulla as its Director of Sales, commencing his duties from 18th March 2020.
Born in Addu Atoll Maldives, Nabeel has 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, and was involved in the opening and launching of four top-tier resorts and one city hotel in the Maldives.
Nabeel joins The Ritz-Carlton Maldives pre-opening team from The Small Maldives Island Co as Group Director of International Sales and Distribution, where spearheaded the sales and distribution division of Amilla Fushi and Finolhu resorts for the past 7 years.
He started his journey in the hospitality sector at an early age working in various front office and reservations roles at Six Senses for Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili, and eventually moved into sales and marketing. He previously worked as Sales and Marketing for Huvafen Fushi per AQUUM in 2006. After spending almost three years at Huvafen Fushi, Nabeel joined the highly anticipated opening of the Maldives capitals first international hotel, Holiday Inn Male (rebranded now as Hotel Jen) as opening Sales and Marketing in 2009.
After the successful launch of the IHGs first hotel in the Maldives, Nabeel moved to the Anantara Group in 2010 to open its flagship property Anantara Kihavah Villas Maldives, where he was responsible to launch and establish the resort in key international markets.
Known by almost everyone in the wider circle of Maldivian tourism and a friend of marketers in the industry, Nabeel is often tipped in the industry as one of the best sales and marketing professionals in the destination. He was a recipient of multiple industry and community awards for his efforts in the hospitality arena. Most recently, the Corporate Maldives (leading business & hospitality magazine of Maldives) introduced the 20 most influential sales and marketing professionals in the Maldives of 2018 and Nabeel was included in the list.
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