Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa Maldives Appoints Socrates Alvaro as General Manager
Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa Maldives is undergoing the pre-opening stage while Mr. Socrates Alvaro joins as General Manager and started to look after the day-to-day operations and development of the upcoming resort’s team.
After officially starting the new position in July, Socrates spent his first week inspecting the new island development in Raa Atoll, renewing the construction and design plans for the 115 pool villa resort and discussing the natural marine and reef diversity with visiting marine biologists from coral reef CPR.
Socrates returned to the Maldives 04 years after a previous General Manager posting with Coco Collection which ended in 2013 which makes the new appointee no stranger to the Maldives and the travel industry. Mr. Socrates joins Carpe Diem from prior General Manager roles in Dubai and South East Asia with Emaar Hospitality group, Aleenta and Minor Hotels.
He explains: “I am very excited and motivated to be joining a growing company that has a vision towards new traveller demographics to the Maldives. With some fantastic collaboration already in place and a wonderful marine biology programme with Coral Reef CPR, it’s these kind of memorable experiences that I think makes a company and resort stand out. I look forward to sharing this and many other unique offerings with a new kind of social traveller that we now see attracted to the destination.”
Located in Raa Atoll, one of a trio of uninhabited islands on the cusp with Baa Atoll, Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa is on track to open in Spring 2018. The resort’s vast lagoon will be home to a private water park of inflatable slides, which is included in full-board packages and bespoke stays across the 115 pool villas, spa and restaurants.
Agnes Van Linden, Assistant Managing Director of Carpe Diem Maldives, concludes, “We’re delighted to welcome Socrates Alvaro as our new resort General Manager. He’s done some excellent work throughout his career and we believe his insight and enthusiastic approach towards new hospitality trends will be invaluable to both the resort and our brand as we grow from being a luxury liveaboard cruise operation to this latest addition of a resort.”
Established in 2008 Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt Let. showcases a collection of luxury liveaboard cruises and is currently expanding its operations in the Maldives with a new 115-room pool villa resort in the northern Raa Atoll, scheduled to open Spring 2018.
Carpe Diem is renowned for delivering a sense of discovery, adventure and always with expertise that enriches our guests knowledge and time with us. The Carpe Diem name has built significant brand recognition within the top echelons of the travel industry for diving & leisure, and the current portfolio includes 3 high end liveaboard cruises, each catering 20 guests at a time.
With the expansion into resorts, Carpe Diem is one of the most unique and only hospitality brand in the Maldives to offer both liveaboard cruises and resort stays.