Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa Appoints Patrick de Staercke as General Manager

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PUBLISHED February 08, 2022 | updated February 08, 2022 04:23

A friendly face to the Maldives hospitality industry, Patrick joins Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa from his previous post as General Manager at SAii Lagoon Maldives.  

He brings immense experience in the luxury hotel industry, having filled F&B Director and Resident Manager posts and in the recent past, General Manager positions at several high-end resorts in the Maldives including Meeru ,Vilamendhoo, Komandoo, Hurawalhi and Kuredu.  

Recognized as a passionate driven leader, Patrick nourishes good spirits within the team, keeping a strong focus on guest satisfaction and constant improvement of facilities and services. With his dedication, hard work combined with his perfect background, Patrick at the helm of operations at Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa will ensure a successful debut for the property.  

“I am delighted to be taking up the role of General Manager at such an exciting time not only for The Emerald Collection, but for the entire travel industry. The main standout features of Emerald Faarufushi for me, is the natural beauty of the island above and below water with a fantastic house reef full of life. 

“I look forward to bringing my passion for this incredible destination to what will undoubtedly be one of the archipelago’s standout resorts,” said Patrick.  

Opening on June 30, 2022, Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa, a new 5-star Deluxe All-Inclusive Resort, is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. The resort located in the Raa Atoll, in the northern part of the Maldives archipelago, combines a lush private 7-hectares island with 1.2 km of white sandy beach, and it is surrounded by a gorgeous 100-hectares lagoon with one of the finest coral reefs in of the Maldivian ecosystem. 

Designed with the discerning traveler in mind, Faarufushi stands out for its minimalist but modern architecture, authentic cultural experiences and meticulously refined services that defies pretense. The island boasts 80 luxurious villas, split into six different categories of which 38 beach villas and 42 overwater villas. 


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