NewsMay 14, 2024

Areef Ahmed Promoted to General Manager at Kagi Maldives Resort & Spa

Kagi Maldives Resort & Spa announced the promotion of Areef Ahmed to the position of General Manager. Areef brings over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, having joined the Crown and Champa Resorts (CCR) family in February 2000. 

Throughout his tenure at CCR, Areef has held various positions at Meeru Maldives Resort Island, demonstrating his versatility and dedication to the company. His roles included Corporate Trainee, Special Project Manager, Executive Housekeeper, Operations Manager, Sales and Marketing Manager, and HR Manager. His exceptional performance and unwavering commitment have culminated in this well-deserved promotion to General Manager at Kagi Maldives Resort & Spa. 


Areef’s journey to leadership has been marked by continuous learning and professional development. He completed the prestigious General Managers Program at Cornell University, New York, USA, in June 2023. Areef also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Hospitality Management, further enhancing his qualifications to lead Kagi Maldives Resort & Spa. 

Known for his passion for guest engagement and problem-solving abilities, Areef embodies the core values of hospitality excellence. His 25 years of industry experience, combined with his exceptional communication skills, make him the ideal leader to guide Kagi Maldives Resort & Spa to new heights of success. 

“We are thrilled to appoint Areef Ahmed as the General Manager of Kagi Maldives Resort & Spa,” said Mohamed Solah, Chief Operating Officer at Crown and Champa Resorts. “Areef’s proven track record, extensive experience, and dedication to excellence make him the perfect fit to lead our esteemed resort. We are confident that under his leadership, Kagi will continue to deliver exceptional experiences for our guests”. 

As General Manager, Areef Ahmed will oversee all operations at Kagi Maldives Resort & Spa, ensuring the highest standards of service and guest satisfaction.