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Hurawalhi Island Resort in Maldives names Brad Calder as new General Manager

Crown and Champa Resorts has announced a new general manager has been appointed at Hurawalhi Island Resort Maldives and soon-to-be-opened Kudadoo Private Island. Brad Calder has taken over the role at the luxury Maldives resorts, bringing more than 20 years of experience to the role. Calder previously worked at Home House Private Members Club & Hotel in London and HPL Hotels in Bali.

Hurawalhi Island Resort in Maldives names Brad Calder as new General Manager

Crown and Champa Resorts has announced the appointment of a new general manager at two of its luxury resorts in the Maldives. Brad Calder has taken the role at Hurawalhi Island Resort Maldives and the soon-to-open Kudadoo Private Island.

Calder brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience to the new role at the luxury Maldives resorts. This includes previous roles at Home House Private Members Club & Hotel in London, Stamford Hotel in New Zealand, HPL Hotels in Bali, Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives, and Warwick International Hotels in Fiji.

The new manager studied for his degree in Hospitality Management, while starting his career as the Banqueting Supervisor and then Restaurant Supervisor at Carlton Hotel in New Zealand. He has since worked his way up through various managerial roles over the last two decades. Calder is certified in First Aid Training and Food Hygiene. For leisure, he is a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, photographer, snowboarder, and golfer.

Calder, commented:

“Having worked in hospitality across the globe from Bali to London, I am thrilled to bring my international skills and experience to Crown and Champa Resorts.

“I have lived in the Maldives for a number of years and believe that Hurawalhi Island Resort and Kudadoo Private Island encompasses all of the best parts about this extraordinary part of the world.”

The Hurawalhi Island Resort opened in December 2016 as an over 15s adults-only concept. The luxury resort is located in the Lhaviyani Atoll, a 40-minute seaplane flight from the capital Male. The resort has 90 villas including 60 Ocean Villas and 30 Beach Villas with luxury furnishings and modern amenities. The resort’s facilities including the over water Duniye Spa with organic and chemical free products and a range of pampering service. There’s also the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant called the 5.8 Restaurant, because it sits 5.8 metres below the surface of the Indian Ocean. Additional dining venues include the Aquarium Restaurant, the Teppanyaki Grill, and the casual Canneli Restaurant and Coco Bar.

Leisure facilities include a PADI 5-star diving centre and a water sports centre where guests can enjoy trips to thriving diving sites through snorkelling and scuba diving activities. The island is also a nesting site for Green Turtles, and the resort works with closely with the marine conservation group Manta Trust to protect the species and educate guests.

The Kudadoo Private island is 200 meters long by 200 meters wide and boasts a stunning lagoon and white sand beaches. The island resort is expected to open in February, 2018, and will have Ocean Villas with infinity pools and private butlers.

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