Huvafen Fushi – June 2018

MESSAGE FROM  THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Welcome to the 4th edition of our Island Roohu Blog.

0EA1EBF2-4766-4FA3-A615-EF54985EE80BHere we are in the midst of the summer season, a relatively quiet period in terms of number of guests staying with us but a busy time to catch up with all the maintenance and projects to be completed before the start of the busy season. Meanwhile, our Sales & Marketing team is reaching out to the trade and our partners to consolidate and secure business for the months to come. On the property, a large number of travel agents are visiting us and these familiarization trips are essential for our image and for us to be considered as their favorite hotel to send their clients to.

It is always a pleasure to read that they love the vibes at Huvafen Fushi and this is a tribute to all of you. You are the ones creating the “feel good factor”. It is the intangible, a smile, a kind word, the desire to make people happy that make the difference. This is our strength amongst all the new resorts which have great product but have yet to develop a soul.

For all of this, I would like to extend all my thanks and gratitude.



PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE 

Product knowledge is essential to all the team members of Huvafen Fushi. Understanding our hotel ’s features, products and services allow every team member to accurately and persuasively inform our guests.  Guest responds to enthusiastic team members who are eager, passionate and knowledgeable about our people, products, process, and services.

To make the Product Knowledge campaign fun and exciting, we incorporated          technology. Kahoot!, a game-based learning platform that makes learning fun. The team members use their smart phones to answer the questions and compete to get the first place.  It’s not just a game of knowledge but also a game of speed. Prizes are given to team members who wins the first, second and third place.

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TOWN HALL MEETING

Town Hall Meeting is one of our regular monthly activities.  This month’s town hall was held in Malaafaiy, the new staff restaurant.  During this event recognitions, awards and  certificates are given to the nominees and winners of the Team Member of the Month for the month.

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TEAM MEMBER OF THE MONTH

Picture2.pngHQ is one of  example team member in the  Engineering Department. He attends and organizes most of the early morning supply unloading for the past month. He helps motivate and   encourage his team members to work during the fasting period. HQ is also involved in many kinds of HR activities and participates to do events with the team. He has also made a plan to help reduce the cost for this 3 months whilst managing project materials and spares that we have in-house.

 

 

SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW

Tell us something about yourself?

Hi, my name is Hussain Qasim & Friends call me HQ, I’m from South Huvadoo atoll. I have a lovely wife, unfortunately no kids yet. I have studied only up to O’ level. Here in Huvafen Fushi is my first experience working in a resort life and its wow! So, Make sure I am very friendly… & I love to respect colleagues as by understanding their passions.

What is the best thing about your role?

I am not sure about the best thing on my role here, but always I talk, discuss and try to complete the tasks on time or will find the solution! And I have noticed that all the staffs’ trust me on regarding coordinating any work issues.

What is the most challenging about your role?

Sometimes it seems some requested materials were receiving by too late, it was due to supply / logistics issues or unavailability. Anyhow in such cases we have to find other alternative solutions to fix the problems, so it’s little challenging issue in order to coordinate the Engineering and Maintenance defects.

What is your proudest moment here in Huvafen Fushi?

Every day in every duty I am happy to be on time, and attend as much as earlier to any request and to be done the tasks ASAP, When the day-to-day works were done by daily is a pleasure for me!

How do you see yourself 5 years from now?

It’s a dream to fill the post of Maintenance Manager or Project Manager here in Huvafen,  And also I wish if I change my  department I can think of Purchasing Assistant within few years.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?

The interesting thing I have seen in this week was that news about SATA Awards from a local newspaper saying that SATA awards 2018 Evaluation for Maldives completed and headed to Sri Lanka on 23rd June. And the Most interesting part is that        Evaluation Panel was an all women Expert Panel. & Huvafen Fushi was Nominated in 3 categories!

If you will be stranded alone in an island and you can only bring 1 thing, what would that be and why?

A Knife! Because I believe that a knife is most helpful thing me to survive if just I can choose 1 thing.

 If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

If I could travel anywhere, I will TRY travel to the Moon, just make sure that Neil Armstrong or America was wrong!

If you could possess one superpower, what would that be and how are you going to use it?

Once I got such a chance, I would like to be the President of North Korea, and make my people happy and free, to the world!

Would you rather find your true love or a suitcase with five million dollars inside? Why?

Of cause Money, because I don’t believe in true love on the other hand money can BUY many TRUE loves & We all are working for Money!


TEAM MEMBER OF THE MONTH

Picture3.pngSince joining on board the team, Vicky has proven himself to be a great all rounder in and outside his department. A humble individual with the passion to strive beyond his limits. He not only assists but also plays an active role by being     present whenever needed. His genuine and sincere commitment to undertake any task handed in his care is outstanding.

 

 

 

 

SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW

Tell us something about yourself?

I am person who is very friendly and wants to travel a lot. I like to dance, draw and wants to keep occupied myself at all the times. 

What is the best thing about your role?

Dealing with people that I have never met in my life, answering their calls and fulfilling their needs.

What is the most challenging about your role?

 I don’t have any challenges. I have an amazing team we look out for each other .

 What is your proudest moment here in Huvafen Fushi?

Fifa World Cup 2018 arena set up for our guests.

How do you see yourself 5 years from now?

I see myself in a senior position managing important portfolio of this company.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?

Ellen DeGeneres show

If you will be stranded alone in an island and you can only bring 1 thing, what would that be and why?

Quran because it will keep me company and fearless

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

Australia. It was a dream when I was studying school.

If you could possess one superpower, what would that be and how are you going to use it?

A time traveler because I can travel anywhere anytime I want.

Would you rather find your true love or a suitcase with five million dollars inside? Why?

I would prefer the suitcase with five million dollars  because I don’t believe in true love and I can continue my life with starting  a good business with the money. Hehehe



DREAM MAKERS ON THE MOVE

You have proven to everyone what quality work is all about. The wheels of your career are spinning in full speed. Congratulations! Keep going and don’t hit the brakes now.

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HAPPENINGS  

RAMADAN FUTSAL CUP  –  4th June 2018

Ramadan Futsal Cup is an event that Huvafen Fushi organizes for all the team members every year during the Ramadan Month .This year we have 8 participating teams with a  total of 75 players. All the matches were played in the evening after Tharaweeh prayer.

The first round was played between 4 teams in group A & B and the best 2 teams from each group A and B went to the semi-final. The Semi-Final 1st match was played between Team Heena and Team Nine Two and semi-final second match was played between Team Wadde and Team Aiman.

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The champion, Team Aiman received a Gold Medal, Certificate & cash voucher worth  MRF 5000.  While the runner-up, Team 92 received a Silver Medal, certificate & cash voucher worth MRF 1000.  Five team members were also awarded and recognized as Promising Players. They are Aiman and Idhham from Team Aiman, Nine Two and Ameen from Team 92, and  Appy from Team Wadde.

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RAMADAN FISHING COMPETITION – 6th June 2018

Picture6The Ramadan fishing competition (masreys), is one of the competition that has been carried out every year for the team members.  This year, three exciting teams led by their enthusiastic foreman joined the competition . Team leynaaru, Team Femunu, and Team Marlin.

After a very competitive race, Team Leynaaru took a huge lead with an amazing catch of 18.75kg and thus taking the championship for this year!

They were awarded with the winning trophy and  a sandbank trip.

Team Femunu being the runner up, won themselves a wonderful BBQ night.

Unfortunately Team Marlin had no catch at the time of weighing.

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DIGU COMPETITION – 11th June 2018

One of the famous games Maldivians like to adhere specially during the after hours of Ramadan, is a card game known as Digu which literally means ‘Gin’ and is a 10-card Rummy game.

This competition was held for 3 consecutive nights starting on the evening of June 7th. The competition was carried between two members of each team by a knockout system. Semi final of two matches were played between the four teams who scored the     highest in the first round. The final and deciding round was held between, Team Dhonbe with Putin and Team Ibbe with Nazim, where Team Dhonbe won the championship with an amazing score.

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PLAYSTATION COMPETITION – 13th June 2018

Held between a group of 8 team members, the PlayStation Competition was one big success yet again for our Ramdan activities!.

A total of 12 matches were held in the first stage of the competition, qualifying 4 team members to the semifinal round. With a very competitive atmosphere, the final match was held between, Huthy from Business Department against Rishwaan from F & B Service. The match ended in a score of 2 – 0 giving this Ramadan PS Championship to Huthy.

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WORLD CUP IN HUVAFEN –  June  2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament where everybody is excited to watch and cheer for their favorite teams.

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Our colleagues from Front Office went the extra mile to  decorate Lair and turn it into a FIFA World Cup fanatic lounge for our guests.

Great artwork and creativity from the team!  

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RAMADAN FUTSAAL CUP 2018: CHAMPION’S PARTY – 27th June  2018

Champion Team “Team Aiman”, arranged a party for all the team members to celebrate winning their victory of year’s  Ramadan Futsal Cup 2018.

The celebration party was held in Dream Café where the winning team decorated the place with balloons and lights, and prepared snacks for everyone.

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GALA NIGHT –  29th June  2018

This month’s party was hosted by the F&B Kitchen team. The dinner was held at Stingray beach where other departments’ also helped to set up the place.

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The dinner was such a hit to all the team members! The menu was a mix of local and        international dishes and everything from the soup to the dessert were really delicious. To add up to this special night, the F&B Kitchen team also had 5 live stations for the team. A sushi and tempura station, Fry station, Kotu station, Noodles & pasta station,  and a Grill station. The team members couldn’t help but get seconds and thirds of servings!

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Aside from the delicious food, the F&B Kitchen team also opened a bar for the team and live music courtesy of Nemi. Our chef by day, Dj by night team member.

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Kudos to the F&B Kitchen team!

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MANAGEMENT HUDDLE –  18th June  2018

The morning Management Huddle was all about the Brand Trait, Fearless Imagination. The leaders were asked to come up with ideas on how we will  demonstrate this brand traits to our guest.

Before the brain storming activity, the leaders had an fun Maldivian Guguni dance led by Xubba, Spa Manager. The Guguni is a traditional Maldivian dance where little bells are wrapped around the anklet that makes a jingling sound with every movement.

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Global Wellness Day 2018

Huvafen Fushi celebrated the Global Wellness Day with its stunning in-house guests .

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International Yoga Day

Celebration of “International Yoga Day” on Thursday 21st of June at Huvafen Fushi, with many different complimentary yoga sessions around the day from sunrise till sunset.

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