NewsAugust 14, 2019

The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort appoints Dr. Anand Kumar as the new Director of Wellness

The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort has appointed Dr. Anand Kumar as its new Director of Wellness.

Dr. Anand Kumar will be responsible for all aspects of the resort’s comprehensive well-being offering, from spa and fitness to wellness workshops and nutrition. This recent appointment highlights the brand’s overarching philosophy of wellness and its commitment to the health and well being of its guests.


A Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences, Dr. Kumar brings with him a wealth of experience in spa management, wellbeing, natural healing and yoga.

He has worked with Marriot for the past five years, and has overseen the opening of Vana Wellness Retreat in India in 2013 and held Spa Manager roles at Hyatt Regency Chennai, Goa Marriott Resort and the Jiva Spa at the Taj Rambagh Palace.

In his role of Director of Wellness at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, Dr. Anand Kumar will strive to deliver the region’s most comprehensive wellness offering for guests.

Heading up the Heavenly Spa by Westin and the 24-hour Westin WORKOUT fitness center, Dr. Anand Kumar will implement an inclusive program spanning the many facets of physical and mental well being from massage therapies, natural healing, holistic health, yoga, meditation and nutrition. Dr. Anand Kumar and his team are committed to offering a bespoke and highly individual well-being experience for all guests.

“I am delighted to be joining The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort as Director of Wellness. The resort is extremely committed to replenishing the mind and body with personal sensory experience, helping guests to feel rejuvenated and energized. The Westin Maldives’ extensive facilities and wellness team are dedicated to creating the finest wellness experience, and I am excited to be building upon these foundations”, Dr. Anand Kumar stated in regards to his appointment.

Located in the Maldives first and only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort has 70 luxurious villas and suites fitted with the signature Westin Heavenly Bed that allows guests to refuel their body and mind with truly restorative sleep.

The resort is fully-equipped Westin Workout that maintains and maximize the guest workout routine, with the brand’s world-class fitness studio, Gear Lending with New Balance and local running maps.