NewsMay 10, 2022

Alila Kothaifaru Maldives Announces Two Leadership Appointments for the New Resort

Alexandre Glauser and Kiran Sonawane have joined Alila Kothaifaru Maldives as the resort’s General Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing.

As the General Manager of Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, Alexandre Glauser oversees the highly anticipated official debut of the 80-villa luxury resort. Swiss national Alexandre brings a wealth of expertise in hotel openings and operations in various markets, with his career taking him to Egypt and across Asia-Pacific, including destinations such as the Maldives, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Prior to joining Hyatt Hotels & Resorts to take on this role, Alexandre gained experience with luxury hospitality brands ONYX Hospitality Group and Centara Hotels & Resorts.


“We are honored to welcome guests to one of the world’s most blissful destinations and we look forward to sharing with them the awe-inspiring nature that surrounds us,” said Alexandre Glauser, general manager, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives. “Here at our all-pool-villa sanctuary, guests can unwind in peaceful seclusion with charming views while our gracious hosts deliver personalized experiences leading to unique moments and treasured memories.”

Joining as Director of Sales and Marketing at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, Kiran Sonawane brings over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry. Kiran has honed his career with various prestigious brands in India, Australia, Sri Lanka, the Middle East and the Maldives, including Taj Hotels and Resorts, Baros, Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, and ONYX Hospitality Group before joining  Alila Kothaifaru Maldives as one of its first pre-opening team members.

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