W Maldives Appoints Idu Ribeiro as General Manager

Movers and Shakers
PUBLISHED March 06, 2021

Idu Ribeiro has been appointed to the position of General Manager at W Maldives. 

Born as a true disruptor hailing from Brazil, Idu is a seasoned hotelier with over 24 years of international tourism and hospitality experience. His appetite for the industry has led him to five countries across two continents developing a multicultural mindset and cultivating his leadership and experiences in different disciplines of the industry. Diving into his third continent, Idu is amplified to join Asia Pacific from Actual Marriott Hotel Panama, GM - his most recent role prior to his appointment at W Maldives. 

Idu spent his recent 5 years in triathlon training and completed two 70.3 Ironman in Latin America. Blending in his lust for hospitality, great leadership, restless adventurer and risk-taker attitude, Idu is undoubtedly the perfect leader to deliver W brand’s unique guest promise - luxury guest experience with the bold, playful and vibrant character. 

W Maldives waved its last hello to its recent 3-year Disruptor General Manager, Anuj Sharma, who is now moving up to rock Singapore as Marriott International, Area Director of Operations – Singapore, Malaysia and Maldives. Passing his throne to Idu to Beat the Drum Louder and Lead the Pack Bolder. 

Cast away in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, W Maldives lies delicately in the pristine beauty of Fesdu Island. With perfect weather and endless sunshine, W Maldives is an idyllic water sports playground. Beneath the surface manta rays mingle with sea turtles and starfish pose for pictures. 

From the moment you step onto this heart shaped five-star island playground, welcoming infinite days amplified by the only music curator in the Maldives, playful guestrooms and innovative cocktails and cuisine creating a cutting-edge lifestyle experience. Cast away yet connected. Natural yet designed. Secluded yet welcoming. Unwind at the pampering AWAY Spa. Explore the world beneath the waves at DOWN UNDER and glide with reef sharks in the best house reef of the Maldives. W ignites an obsessive desire to soak it in, live it up and hit repeat.  


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