Niyama Private Islands Maldives announced the appointment of Mr Laurent Dreyer, a Swiss national with two decades of experience in luxury hospitality, as Resort Manager.
An economist by training, Laurent’s journey into hospitality began quite by chance. While working for Swiss brands Cartier and then Evian, Laurent visited the Maldives in 2004 to pursue his passion for diving. This turned into a job offer at One & Only Kanuhura, one of the Maldives’ most celebrated resorts – and so his new career took flight.
From that time on, Laurent has worked at some of the island nation’s most glamorous properties: COMO Cocoa Island, the cutting-edge Huvafen Fushi, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, where he was part of the pre-opening team, and wellness retreat Velaa Private Island.
In 2021, Laurent took on his first role as Resort Manager of the popular Maafushivaru Resort Maldives. There, he supervised a staff of nearly 300, taking care of 81 villas. To all of his roles, Laurent brings a bold entrepreneurial spirit, laser vision for detail, and an innate understanding of true luxury – the perfect fit for Niyama.
“Laurent’s experience is without parallel, and he is a great addition to the team”, says Hafidh Al Busaidy, General Manager of the resort. “Here at Niyama, we are constantly innovating, dreaming up new experiences for our guests, and Laurent’s entrepreneurship and passion for island life will add new impetus to the creative process”.