Patrick Duff Appointed as the New Resort Manager of Vakkaru Maldives

PUBLISHED June 27, 2023 | updated July 08, 2023 04:23

Patrick Duff has been appointed as the new Resort Manager of Vakkaru Maldives. A veteran of the hospitality industry, having worked in globally acclaimed hotel brands during his four decade long career, Duff comes on board Vakkaru Maldives to oversea the complete operations of the resort including Rooms, F&B, Recreation and Spa.

Duff has previously been associated with renowned luxury brands such as Ritz Carlton, Shangri-La, Fairmount and Starwood Luxury Collection to name a few. Before joining Vakkaru Maldives, Duff was working with Accor Resorts and Hotels in Phuket, Thailand, as Director of Operations. Diving deeper into his diverse experience portfolio, his former work hats include Director of F&B at W Taipei and One & Only Reethi Rah in Maldives, Resort Manager at Iniala Beach House in Thailand, and Resident Manager at Shangri-La Yanuca in Fiji.

Referring to the passion and innumerable hospitality experiences of Patrick Duff, General Manager Iain McCormack expressed confidence in the positive impact Duff will bring to the operations and guest experiences of Vakkaru Maldives.

A multi-award winner at World Travel Awards including Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort for the last three consecutive years, Vakkaru Maldives lies within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, with a secluded reef blessed with timeless ocean views, powder-soft, brilliant white sands, deep blue holes and house reef with unique marine biodiversity.


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