Jonas Amstad To Lead LUX* South Ari Atoll as General Manager
LUX* South Ari Atoll has announced the appointment of Jonas Amstad at the resort’s new General Manager.
Jonas Amstad joined LUX* South Ari Atoll team from the Shangri-La Hotel in the Chinese city of Fuzhou where he held the position of General Manager.
The announcement further reads as Amstad will be responsible for ensuring to make the resort to stay ahead in the industry, while enhancing and enriching the staffs and guest experience that has earned the resort a spot in the global reputation for excellence.
“I am delighted to be given this opportunity to be a part of LUX* South Ari Atoll’s Maldives family, which is known and celebrated for the standards of service,” Amstad was quoted in the announcement, as saying.
“Driven by a philosophy rooted in traditional Maldivian hospitality, the LUX* team has been doing an excellent job in maintaining the resort’s market-leader position since its re-opening in September 2016, recently winning ‘Best Hotel in the Indian Ocean’ at the World Travel Awards 2017. I hope to lead the team to meet new challenges and to consistently provide the highest-quality service to our valued guests.”
Moreover, he will oversee the resorts mission to bring the LUX* signature ‘lighter, brighter,’ holiday experience to a diverse international client.
Born in Switzerland, Amstad brings with him the expertise and experience of a three-decade career in global hospitality. Beginning his professional journey in Beckenried, Switzerland in 1988, Amstad’s career has taken him to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, China, the islands of the South Pacific, and the Indian Ocean, and through a succession of senior hotel roles.
Fluent in English, French, German and Russian, Amstad has worked in all aspects of hotel management, ranging from food and beverage to operations. Through is international portfolio he has also developed an exceptional understanding of the needs, tastes and expectations of travelers from a multitude of cultural backgrounds.
Located in Dhidhoofinolhu, LUX* South Ari Atoll, a luxury resort where your fantasy of a laid-back, desert island paradise is about to come true.
With 187 private villas dotted at the water’s edge along four kilometres of powder fine beach or perched on stilts above a crystal clear lagoon, these spacious pavilions and villas bring an entirely original vibe of coastal, beach house chic to the Maldives.
LUX* South Ari Atoll boasts eight eateries and five bars. East Market is a sophisticated take on a bustling local night market. Umami offers fine dining from separate sushi, teppanyaki and robata counters as well as the Maldives’ largest selection of sakes and Japanese whiskeys. Allegria, Senses and MIXE stimulate international palettes and the new Beach Rouge introduces the dolce vita of a fashionable beach club to the island.