NewsApril 2, 2020

Ritz-Carlton Maldives Appoints Mafalda Costa Tavares as Director of Sales and Marketing

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands has appointed Mafalda Costa Tavares as Director of Sales and Marketing.

With over 13 years’ experience with The Ritz-Carlton, Mafalda’s first assignment in the company was at The Ritz-Carlton Penha Longa Hotel and Golf Resort in Portugal. She started as guest service officer with the opening of the Club Lounge and soon moved to Sales and Marketing.


During the 7 years’ journey at Penha Longa, she was responsible for weddings and social events, developed the travel industry department, launched the Outside Catering department as Director of Catering and lastly progressed as Director of Group Sales.

In 2014, Mafalda joined the pre-opening team of Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Ubud, Bali as Director of Sales, and contributed to its successful launch and positioning. In 2017, Mafalda once again embraced a new opportunity, as Director of Sales and Marketing at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi, Thailand.

Prior to her commitment to the company, Mafalda has also worked at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon, The Conrad Brussels Hotel and Hyatt Regency, Dubai.

Mafalda’s career achievements include, ‘Employee of the Year 2009’ at Penha Longa Resort, ‘The Ritz-Carlton EMEA Catering Achievement Award 2012’, ‘Leader of the Quarter 2016’ at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve and ‘Marriott International President’s Circle Award 2018’ at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

She is known for deeply engaging with both colleagues and customers, passionate about her job and very committed to exceeding results.

Mafalda graduated with B.B.A. Honors degree in Hospitality Management at Les Roches Hotel Management School and is a Portuguese native. In her leisure time, she enjoys playing piano, cooking and keeping a healthy lifestyle.

The resort released a statement saying Mafalda and her husband Bruno are excited about their move to the Maldives.

Located on the North Atoll of Maldives, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands will be part of a lively integrated Marina Village & Resort Destination with world class luxury living & recreation facilities. The resort is made up of 4 islands with 100 island and overwater villas. There are 5 food and beverage options distributed among the islands. Other than the all-day dining, guests can enjoy Italian, Chinese and Japanese teppanyaki specialties. Uniquely design facilities include an experiential Kids Club, Recreation Club and Spa.

The Fari Islands is 50 mins away from Male by speedboat and 10 mins by seaplane.