The much anticipated, Patina Maldives Fari Islands has appointed Areef Mohamed as Airport Operations Manager. In his new role Areef will be responsible for curating the Patina Maldives’ airport arrival and departure experience as the resort readies to welcome their first guests in Q2 2021.
Areef joins Patina from his current role as Airport Operations Assistant Manager at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. This will not be Areef’s first pre-opening experience as he previously assisted in setting up the airport operation for St. Regis Maldives as a Senior Airport Butler. During his time at St. Regis, Areef completed Marriott International’s career development program and graduated as a key performer.
With 10 years’ experience in the industry Areef built up his impressive guest service knowledge starting as a Housekeeping Villa Attendant at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives. He then moved to Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru where he worked as a Housekeeping and Laundry Attendant and then as a Guest Service Agent partially looking after airport services prior to taking on his first international assignment. Areef then spent three months experiencing cross exposure training as a Guest Service Supervisor at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles.
Areef will join Patina Maldives Fari Islands on 11th March 2021 as part of their pre-opening team.
Patina Maldives, Fari Islands is the inaugural flagship property from sophisticated new lifestyle brand Patina Hotels & Resorts, the latest hospitality concept by Capella Hotel Group. Designed by renowned Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan, Patina Maldives offers 90 contemporary one- to three-bedroom Beach and Water Pool Villas, alongside 20 Fari Studios, all of which embody a harmony of sanctuary and stimulation. Set in the Fari Islands archipelago in North Malé Atoll, guests can immerse themselves in a new expression of island life through thoughtful tailor-made wellness journeys, interactive music programmes, captivating culinary experiences, and bask in the light-filled James Turrell Skyspace pavilion — all while embracing the vibrant social scene that emanates from the destination’s communal heart: the Fari Marina Village and Fari Beach Club.