Eddie joined Soneva in mid-2021 and has extensive hospitality experience in SE Asia, having worked across Malaysia, Australia, Laos, and Myanmar throughout his career. He is multi-lingual and is fluent in English, Bahasa, Hokkien, basic Mandarin, and French. In 2015 he graduated from Cornell University’s General Managers Program.
While living in Australia, he rose through the ranks to take on the role of Regional Food and Beverage Director of the Orient Express in 2008. Then in 2011, he moved to Luang Prabang in Laos, to become General Manager of La Residence Phou Vao. He later moved to Yangon in Myanmar, to take on the role of General Manager for Belmond River Cruises and Tours until 2016 when he was promoted to Area General Manager of Belmond Myanmar.
While at Belmond, he helped establish the Belmond Free Clinic, which served over 300 patients weekly. This initiative was named the Best CSR Program for Belmond worldwide.
In his spare time, Eddie enjoys the arts and design, learning about new cultures, rugby, reading, and music.
Hidden among dense foliage within touching distance of a pristine, UNESCO-protected Biosphere Reserve, Soneva Fushi inspires the imagination. The award-wining resort truly defines the essence of barefoot luxury with the castaway simplicity. The resort’s down-to-earth personality is reflected in its nature-inspired architecture. If the experiences are magical, the philosophy is simple; no news, no shoes.
Located in the Baa Atoll, Soneva features 71 private water villas & island villas with their own stretch of pristine beach. Designed to offer ultimate privacy and a pure connection with nature, each retreat features open-air bathrooms that extend into a private garden. The villas at the resort are designed to offer guests the utmost comfort and luxury during their stay.
The resort can be reached by a scenic 30-minute seaplane flight direct from Malé International Airport or a 12-minute speedboat ride for guests scheduled on domestic flights at the nearby Dharavandhoo Airport. Soneva Fushi has a private airport lounge exclusively for Soneva guests at the seaplane terminal.
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