Photo credits | Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort

Male’, Maldives, 28th April 2024 – Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort, a distinguished property under Minor Hotels, is delighted to announce the appointment of Thaaif Ahmed as the Director of Sales & Marketing, effective May 1, 2024.

With nearly two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Thaaif brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role. His extensive background includes various positions within Minor Hotels, notably serving as the Director of Sales at NH Collection Maldives, where he significantly contributed to revenue growth and forged strategic partnerships.

Throughout his career, Thaaif has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and a deep understanding of the industry landscape. His strategic acumen and collaborative approach have consistently delivered outstanding results, earning him respect within the organization.

In his previous role as Cluster Director of Sales, overseeing Anantara Dhigu Resort Maldives, Anantara Veli Resort Maldives, and Naladhu Private Island, Thaaif played a pivotal role in the success and expansion of the brand.

As he takes on the position of Director of Sales & Marketing at Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort, Thaaif is poised to leverage his experience to drive brand positioning, enhance revenue streams, and elevate the overall guest experience. His appointment underscores the resort’s dedication to excellence and innovation in the hospitality sector.

Stuart De San Nicolas, Cluster General Manager of Anantara Kihavah, Avani+ Fares, and NH Collection Havodda, along with Riaan Drever, General Manager of Fares, extend their congratulations to Thaaif on his well-deserved promotion. The resort also expresses gratitude to Paul Counihan for his support during the pre-opening and opening stages, as he transitions to focus on Anantara Kihavah, their sister property in Baa Atoll, while Thaaif assumes leadership at Avani+ Fares Maldives.

Situated on the natural tropical island of Fares and surrounded by the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve’s pristine blue hues, Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort offers an array of aquatic adventures and sandy beaches for relaxation. Featuring 176 stylish villas, pavilions, and studios, the resort caters to couples, honeymooners, families, and groups, with a focus on multi-room accommodation.

For more information, please visit, email [email protected], or call +960 660 1660.

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