The Standard Huruvalhi Maldives, the brand’s newest resort has announced the appointment of Jesper Soerensen as its new General Manager.
Soerensen brings over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has worked at properties around the world, from England, Singapore, and the U.S. to Qatar. Soerensen’s extensive branding, leadership, and marketing skills will be welcome assets as he oversees every aspect of the resort’s daily operation and leads team members across multiple departments.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of bringing an incredible new property like The Standard to the Maldives and Asia,” said Soerensen. “Our priority is to ensure the safety and health of our guests while maintaining a memorable experience for them. Fortunately, the Maldives is one of the safest remote areas in the world and ideal for social distancing.”
Prior to joining The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives, Soerensen filled the role of general manager at the Six Senses Hotels and Resorts in Singapore, where he was a task force leader for the opening, branding, and management of their two five-star wellness properties, Duxton and Maxwell. He enhanced the resorts’ identities and drove awareness and consumer demand with strategic branding campaigns, in addition to hiring, training, and managing a staff of 175.
“Jesper’s creativity, touch with guests, boundless energy, and positive spirit make him a fantastic addition to our team and it’s a pleasure to welcome him to our paradise. He has vast experience throughout the world at some really wonderful properties and I am excited for him to help us bring The Standard’s culture to life in our first island resort, and our first property in the region,” said Amar Lalvani, Chief Executive Officer of Standard International.
The Standard’s first island escape offers a unique blend of relaxation and social life, perfect for a romantic escape or a getaway with everyone you know. Whether an overwater villa floating or a beach front villa, each of its 115 villas will feature their own private lounge deck and plunge pool. Fill your days snorkeling on the naturally protected house reef or dive deep on boat excursion through the local waters. If physical activity is not your thing, relax in the resort’s indoor hydrotherapy oasis, The Standard Spa, complete with a communal hammam, aroma steam room, daily yoga and nine private treatment rooms to leave your body refreshed. No Standard stay is ever complete without a night to remember; so, whether dancing to tribal beats at a beach bonfire or at its glass bottom, overwater nightclub, the only thing that will end the fun is the sunrise.
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