Marco Araujo appointed at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi as The New Hotel Manager

Seasoned hotelier Marco Araujo joins the team at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi as the new Hotel Manager.

With a vibrant background in hotel and commercial operations, Marco has gained remarkable experience since earning his degree in hospitality management in his home country, Portugal. In the eventful 15 years in the industry, Marco has worked across elite establishments in managerial roles, such as most recently at Conrad Bangkok as Acting General Manager. Prior to that, he was Director of Operations at Conrad Koh Samui and later transitioned into the resort’s Commercial Director role. He is known for making significant contributions to the establishments’ success, and notably leading them seamlessly through challenging times.

Etienne Dalançon, General Manager of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi and team is delighted to welcome Marco to the beautiful island. Etienne believes that Marco can lead the team to deliver unforgettable service and achieve stellar commercial performance consistence with the history of the resort.

‘Marco’s experience and passion will position us for continued success, and ensure our guests have the most extraordinary experiences,’ shares Etienne.

‘I am truly honored to join the iconic Waldorf Astoria Maldives family,’ said Marco. ‘It is a pleasure to be working with an amazing multicultural team, representing more than over 30 different nationalities. Their passion and dedication are really the secret ingredients that makes Waldorf Astoria Maldives one of the best resort in the world.’

Marco is ambitiously looking ahead for the accomplishments the team will make together in 2022. His aim is to elevate the services and ensure guests experience exceptional moments while holidays in the breathtaking resort.  

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