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Male’, Maldives, 7th February 2024 – Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives has promoted Ali Ashfaq to the role of Front Office Manager. With over ten years of experience spanning five globally recognized brands and two local establishments, Ashfaq brings a wealth of industry expertise to his new position. His journey began at the age of 18 as a waiter, evolving into a front-office role eight years ago, where he commenced his tenure as a butler.

Consistently excelling in various capacities, Ashfaq is dedicated to continual leadership development, envisioning his future self in a decade as his guiding role model. Rooted in principles of integrity, discipline, and humility, he embodies the qualities he admires in his collaborators throughout his distinguished career.

Upon joining Seaside Finolhu Maldives, Ashfaq implemented transformative initiatives that propelled the establishment to unprecedented levels of excellence. Pioneering the concept of personalized butler service, he set new benchmarks for luxury and guest satisfaction.

In a strategic move, Ashfaq led a comprehensive recruitment effort, handpicking and training individuals now known as “Roohu’s,” embodying the essence of butler service in Finolhu’s distinctive parlance. His commitment to building a highly skilled team has made the front office one of the most efficient and functional departments on the island, leading to his promotion to Front Office Manager in October following a meticulously crafted development plan.

Ashfaq’s academic achievements, including graduating from Cornell University and obtaining a Master’s Certificate in Hospitality Management and Hotel Revenue Management, complement his hands-on experience, positioning him as an exemplary leader in the hospitality sector. His advice for aspiring hoteliers revolves around embracing five key values: integrity, a positive attitude, emotional intelligence, humility, and kindness, emphasizing that the right mindset creates opportunities across all departments.

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