NewsDecember 17, 2020

Patina Maldives, Fari Islands Makes Key Appointments

Patina Maldives has announced the appointment of Ismail Naeem as the Front Office Manager and Adil Abdulla as their Landscaping Manager.

Patina Maldives has appointed Ismail Naeem as the Front Office Manager to lead and manage overall operations of the Front Office department while maintaining effective communications between the departments while delivering the best possible five-star service.


Ismail joined hospitality industry at the age of 18 as a Housekeeping attendant at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru in 2006 as part of the pre-opening team. His commitment and passion towards the guests quickly became noticeable and helped him grow within Four Seasons Hotels. His initiative and intuition gave him the opportunity to become the Housekeeping Supervisor, which paved the way for him to meet and interact with guests more frequently. His dedication towards providing the best for his guests led him to move to the Front Office department.

Ismail joined Front Office as a Receptionist, setting the foundation for a new career that will bring the best out in him. His naturally positive attitude and friendly communication style was recognized by his managers and Ismail was given the opportunity to do cross training at Four Seasons Mumbai, India. His hard work finally paid off, landing him the position of Front Office Manager position within 6 years.

Ismail creates a successful and productive working environment, for colleagues and is empathetic to customers, delivering memorable experiences. His pleasant disposition and highly professional attitude ensures that his additional strengths will translate well to the Patina Culture.

Adil Abdulla joins Patina Maldives as their Landscaping Manager effective from 01 December 2020. In this role, he will be focusing on installation and maintenance of landscape projects for the resort, purchasing plants and other landscaping materials. Adil will directly report to Executive Housekeeper.

Adil joins the team with over 20 years of experience within the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Patina Maldives, Fari Islands, he held the position of Senior Landscaping Supervisor at Waldorf Astoria Maldives. He also held senior landscaping positions in various other five-star properties including One and Only Reethi Rah and Conrad Maldives.

Adil’s past successful landscaping projects and experience has shaped him into an outstanding colleague with skills in Landscape Design and Management. “Adil’s ability to manage daily operations, with strong communication and organizational skills, ensures that he will grow the best results for our resort,” a statement by the resort read.

Adil can be contacted via email at

Patina Hotels & Resorts is the latest hospitality concept from Capella Hotel Group. Born out of guests’ desire to honour individuality, Patina appeals to a new generation of travellers who seek meaningful connections with themselves and the world around them. The human-centred design flows with the natural modes people are in, gently and intuitively providing for each guest’s individual needs, ensuring that no two stays are exactly the same.