Bringing Lily Beach to New Heights with Strategic Appointments

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PUBLISHED July 01, 2024 | updated July 01, 2024 03:03

Lily Beach Resort & Spa is delighted to highlight new appointments at the property – Laurent Driole as General Manager and Ali Arushad as Front Office Manager.

Lily Hotels is a leading home-grown hospitality brand committed to providing invaluable opportunities for career growth. At Lily Beach Resort & Spa and Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, our extensive training programs, mentorship initiatives, and opportunities for advancement ensure that our employees can develop new skills and reach their full potential. This dedication to professional development creates an environment where individuals can thrive and build rewarding careers in the hospitality industry.

In addition to our commitment to our workforce, Lily Hotels is renowned for exceptional customer service. We constantly seek ways to enhance the experiences of our guests through upgraded amenities, innovative technologies, and a relentless focus on customer satisfaction. This dedication is a crucial driver of our success and reputation in the Maldivian Hospitality Industry. The fact that Lily Beach was the first all-inclusive property to be opened in the Maldives tells a great deal about the way the team leads the resorts in the industry. Our Platinum Plan is an award-winning plan that has captured the hearts of countless guests from across the globe.

These sentiments are echoed by Lily Beach’s General Manager, Laurent Driole, when he said, “Our ultimate goal remains to create unforgettable experiences for our guests, establishing Lily Beach as an emblem of exceptional hospitality and cherished memories. Together with our dedicated team, we are focused on elevating Lily Beach to new heights through meticulous planning and continuous guest feedback, while preserving its authentic Maldivian essence. Looking ahead, we are committed to enhancing guest satisfaction by introducing personalized offers tailored to their preferences, whether it's diving, tennis, yoga, or indulging in highly skilled spa treatments. Furthermore, we are advancing our sustainability efforts and launching innovative projects that distinguish us in the Maldives hospitality sector.”

Previously the resort manager of Lily Beach, in his promoted role Laurent is looking to maintain standards and provide experiences that delight guests under the Lily ethos. Coming from a Food and Beverage

background, he is dedicated to maintaining the unparalleled quality of our renowned Platinum Plan. Collaborating closely with the talented kitchen team and Executive Chef Antonio, the team at Lily Beach strives to continually elevate the culinary offerings. “I would like to announce our recent recognition with the prestigious Wine Spectator Awards as a testament to our culinary excellence, and we aim to achieve even greater accolades in the future,” Laurent added.

Arushad, who also works closely with Laurent to boost in-resort sales and enhance guest experiences, initially began his career as a receptionist. He worked his way up the career ladder to where he is today. His career span is wide, starting with working as a receptionist, going to in-villa dining, and progressing to front office supervisor and assistant front office manager. Here, he took a detour as Butler Manager at the sister property of Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa. Eventually, landing at Lily Beach as the Front Office Manager.

Arushad’s commitment to excellence has shone throughout his career, consistently demonstrating a passion for the tourism industry and a steadfast commitment to delivering exceptional customer service. His journey reflects Lily Hotels’ dedication to fostering career growth and enhancing the overall experiences of our guests.

“Myself, along with team, we continuously strive to enhance our guest experiences, providing unforgettable and high-quality experiences for them during their stay here,” Arushad said.

Lily Hotels values its employees, delivers outstanding customer experiences, and is poised for continued growth and success. 


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