NewsFebruary 15, 2020

Kuredu Maldives Bids Farewell to Patrick de Staercke, Appoints Yavun Yetgin As General Manager

From February 16th 2020, Kuredu Maldives will be bidding farewell to Patrick de Staercke while Yavun Yetgin takes over the position of its new General Manager.

Having first joined Crown and Champa Resorts in 2010, where he took charge at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, Patrick has spent 10 years with the organisation, helping shape Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, Hurawalhi Island Maldives and of course Kuredu Island Resort.


Patrick has been an excellent General Manager, one who has always given everything to the resorts where he has taken charge and is a ‘Head Coach’ that many resorts would undoubtedly like to have in their management positions. Through Patrick’s day-to-day efforts and his steadfast vision to make Kuredu the best value-for-money Resort in the Maldives, Kuredu has seen numerous improvements over the past 3 years and Kuredu’s Repeat Guests will agree that Kuredu just keeps getting better!

“As many of you can well understand – it was easy to fall in love with Kuredu and form friendships with people who are living and working on the island. As head coach, my success came down to the wonderful team I had who work so hard to score hospitality goals making the guests happy. Kuredu is an incredible team and I will miss them all,” Patrick de Staercke was quoted saying.

As Patrick takes on a new challenge and the start of a new chapter, Kuredu will be in good hands, with Resort Manager Yavuz taking over as Kuredu’s new General Manager.

“We know that the great leadership will continue, with both managers believing in the basic principle of Kuredu. That a guest is the most important visitor on our premises, they are not dependent on us. We are dependent on them. A guest is not an interruption in our work. They are the purpose of it. A guest is not an outsider in our business. They are part of it. We are not doing a guest a favor by serving them. A guest is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so,” the resort announced in a statement.

“We would like to thank Patrick for all of his hard work over the years and wish him all the best with his new adventure.”