NewsMarch 1, 2021

Decorated Butler Manager Ahmed Fazeel Appointed Essentialist Manager at Patina Maldives Fari Islands

Patina Maldives Fari Island announces the appointment of Ahmed Fazeel, popularly known as “Laudey” as the resort’s Essentialist Manager.

With over 15 years of experience Fazeel joins Patina Maldives Fari Islands as one of the most decorated Butler Managers in the country. Fazeel holds internationally accredited butler training certifications from The International Institute of Modern Butlers and from Heilbron Hospitality South Africa. In Addition to this he has also completed Level 1 and 2 accreditations from the Magnum Butler Academy via remote learning in 2020.


Fazeel is well known in the Maldives for his key role in numerous pre-openings including that of Cheval Blanc Randheli, Vakkaru, Joali and Raffles Maldives. He was instrumental in developing the luxury Maldivian butler service standards and culture as part of the managerial team at Vakkaru, Joali and Raffles Maldives.

As Essentialist Manager, Fazeel will lead a new breed of highly focused and service-oriented butlers called Essentialists. They are service focused and ever-present to help guests shape their travel journey through tailormade experiences in the Maldives.

Fazeel will be joining the Patina team from his previous role as front office and butler manager at Raffles Maldives. Prior to joining Raffles, he also held Chief Butler, Head Butler, Butler and other Front Office positions in the resorts he has worked in Maldives. Fluent in Italian, Fazeel has also worked at the Train Italia (Euro Star) in Milan, and the Grand Hotel Gardone, Brescia.

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.