Huvafen Fushi – July 2018



It’s our 14th year anniversary and we’re really proud to have you as a valuable part of our Dream Team.

This milestone provides us an opportunity to both reflect on our past and to look forward to what has yet to come. Our past prepared Huvafen Fushi for an exciting future. As we celebrate, we say “Thank You” to all of our team members. At the heart of these accomplishments is a great deal of hard work, dedication, and a willingness to take risks to delight our guests and exceed their expectations.

Although we may be tempted to indulge in a self-congratulatory moment on our 14th anniversary, we remain mindful that the hospitality industry is an ever-changing place, and if anything, we must always be fluid, never static. We must think ahead to what the next years will hold. What will the industry look like in future? One wonders what daring innovative designs and business challenges there might be. We must be fearless and bold, tirelessly reinventing to pursue exquisite new experiences.

While we have come a long way, our work is not done! Our passion for delivering “A Sensory Awakening” culture to our guests is unique. Despite the many changes we will undoubtedly make, it is this passion, and our relationships with you, which will remain the foundation for our next years to come. For this we thank you, and here’s to celebrating the next successful years together!

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We continue to sharpen our Dream Maker’s product knowledge using the fun online platform, Kahoot! This interactive game is not only a game of wit but a game of speed as well. The team members only have 20     seconds to answer each question using their smart phones. A prize is given to the top 3 team members who get the highest scores.



The day has begun anew, with a group discussion to produce brilliant ideas on how we can deliver our culture A Sensory Awakening. After which, the leadership team had a fun energy draining water polo game.



The new menu features a variety of new entrées and appetizers that is guaranteed to usher your taste buds on a culinary journey around the world.

With this wide variety of dishes to choose from, our new menu is created with great care to cater the individual tastes of our guests profiles.

Our wonderful team of dream chefs are at all times, on their feet creating their magic to deliver the best of the culinary world to you, and with this new menu, it would add a more refined and contemporary modern touch to our Main Restaurant, Celsius.



We are committed to developing and enhancing Huvafen’s reputation and appeal as a brand. This is a top priority for Huvafen Fushi. Earlier this year we’ve embarked on a journey to reposition Huvafen Fushi globally, to restore the brand’s relevance to current and future guests and to reinvent and differentiate the experience we deliver. Our goal is to be the best hotel for guests who want a hotel that will give them curated  experiences – something that they can only get in Huvafen Fushi Maldives.

The main objective of the Brand Culture Awareness Sessions is to learn and understand more about how and why Huvafen Fushi is changing, we need to know what’s important to our target guests when they stay with us. Knowing who our guests are helps us to make sure that our   products, processes and people combine to create an experience that adds value to our guests because it’s based on what’s important to them.


EOY – SOY 2017/2018 Nominees gathering with Leaders

Appreciation is a reminder that sticks way far along the road than a reward.

Today, we held a small gathering in recognition of the excellent service our well deserving team members has provided within the last one year.

An organized meeting with afternoon tea was placed at our grand PlayPen, inviting the management, leaders, HODs and our wonderful nominees for Employee of the Year and Supervisor of the Year to share their wonderful experience through 2017 till date.

The gathering was opened by our GM, JC, and every department head was given an equal chance to sell their nominated department team member to the management, followed by a brief speech from each team member. It was a very successful gathering with major highlights to how each of the nominated team member had contributed to an excellent service and how deserving each team member is.


Every nominee stands out on their own and specific way, giving the management team a very difficult decision to make.

As our GM highlighted during this meeting, reaching to this level today, makes every one of the nominated team member a winner, but at the end of the day, we can only have one from Face and Heart of the House for the EOY and one SOY.

May the best team member win, and we applaud each one of you for a job well done. Keep up the good work, and many congratulations to all the nominees and thank you for your wonderful service.


Role Model Workshop – July 2018

Huvafen organised a two days role model workshop for the middle management leaders. A total of twenty four Middle Management Leaders attended this workshop which mainly focused on presenting themselves as a better role model for the Dream Team.

Opened with an inspirational speech by our General Manager – Jean-Christophe Nager, and Director of Operations – Ibrahim Inaz, the workshop targeted a lot of leadership quality based activities as well as covered topics about Huvafen Brand Culture, the service chain and their different personality types.


We would like to convey a very special thank you to Imelda Sutisna-Francisco who took her valuable time to attend and provide training for our leaders.

A successful workshop that all the leaders actively participated was finally brought to a conclusion again by our GM, issuing certificates to all the leaders.


 53rd Independence Day of Maldives – 26 July 2018

“As we remember our national heroes today, let’s renew our pledge to always uphold our national unity so that we can live together in peace and harmony.”


Huvafen Celebrated the 53rd Independence Day of Maldives today, our wonderful team of chef’s prepared a very special lunch menu at Malaafaiy.

The buffet was opened after all team members took part in a moment of hoisting the National Anthem of the Maldives. A beautiful cake representing the National Flag, made by our talented pastry team was then cut by GM along with our Dream Makers.

Dream Team send you and your families very warm wishes of the 53rd Independence Day of Maldives.



TOWN HALL MEETING  – 10th July  2018

Town Hall Meeting is one of our regular monthly activities. During this event recognition’s, awards and  certificates are given to the nominees and winners of the Team Member of the Month for the month.





Nigesh has done lot of improvements on the ordering, receiving, storing, distributing etc.

He has attended night supplies very well and made an attendance sheet that every team member coming to supply unloading has to sign while he is in the jetty. This was an easy reference for us to communicate with department heads.


How do feel winning the tittle Team Member of the Month? 

Feeling very happy & excitement, this is best chance to drill my dedication & attitude level one step more.      

 What is the best thing about your role? 

Attending and fulfilling all the resort requirements day to day basis.

Working with great teams  it helps to gaining my knowledge and also it will helps to creating  good results

 What is the most challenging about your role?

 Handling critical decision and solving problems with resort requirements but it helps my confidence for next step so like this challenges

 How do you deal with difficult situations?

I will be more responsible and conscious at difficult situation so just think the matter and will take cool in mind and will observe to solve smoothly.

 What do you want to achieve in the next 5 years?

In next 5 year I need to achieve higher position regarding to may work ,and it will reflect to  my life growth

 If your job gave you a surprise three day paid break to rest and recuperate, what would you do with those three days?

I will travel any local island and will enjoy.

 What outdoor activity haven’t you tried, but would like to? 

Beach volley I like

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

Now a days should travel any poor country where people can’t get food & shelter for survival. While watching this  can  realize how lucky we are having proper food & shelter even we are criticizing for negligible things

 If you were given a time machine, would you travel back to your past or to your future? Why?

I will not use that. If any changes will occur it’s only for me no one can’t afford it. If it is past or future

 What ridiculous thing has someone tricked you into doing or  believing?

I think your 9th question is the best answer for this.


Picture19Manon is one of the best up seller who sold most of the Krug champagne and Seafood platter in Feeling Koi. This helped us to generate a good revenue and increase the average check of the restaurant. She is the one who updates and designs all the new menus for the whole F&B and does all the   internal posters, not only related to F&B but also to other departments. Because of this we save lots of money instead of asking a third party company to do it for us. 




How do feel winning the tittle Team Member of the Month? 

It feels amazing to be recognized for the work you’re doing with passion and professionalism.

 What is the best thing about your role? 

Learning. In F&B department, there are always opportunities to learn; about food, wine, sake, service, cooking methods, bartending etc… Learning is so important for me, and I always try to learn at least one thing every day. Either about my job, or about the nature around me, astronomy, self-development, etc… I do think that learning keeps you motivated in life and avoid you to fall into a routine that will make you nut.

 What is the most challenging about your role?

Being both side administration and operations. It needs a lot of organization to not get overloaded with work.

 How do you deal with difficult situations?

I try to take things easy and always remember that there is no point of worry and getting stressed if you can’t change the situation. And if you can, then why stressing and worrying?

 Gaur Gopal Das, motivational speaker, is a great inspiration for me and the chart below is from him. I always remember this when I have to handle difficult and stressful situations.


What do you want to achieve in the next 5 years?

I would love to travel around the world, discover everything I can. I am actually planning a trip of few months around India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. On the professional side, I would like to follow a management trainee in F&B after this trip, and eventually become Assistant F&B Director in a luxury resort somewhere in Asia.

If your job gave you a surprise three day paid break to rest and    recuperate, what would you do with those three days?

 I would go to a local island with my friends, as I already did, to learn more about Maldivian culture and habits.

 What outdoor activity haven’t you tried, but would like to? 

I would love to try wakeboarding, wind surfing but also diving that I haven’t done in Maldives yet. I am dreaming about seeing turtles and whale sharks.

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

I would go to France first, to see my family and friends.

 If you were given a time machine, would you travel back to your past or to your future? Why?

I would go back to the past to enjoy some moments that I didn’t enjoy enough on the right time.

  What ridiculous thing has someone tricked you into doing or believing?

I’ve been told that I couldn’t be anything by myself and that the only way I could succeed was by following this someone. Luckily, now, I think that we all are whole without someone else, we are not a fraction but a complete masterpiece all by ourselves. The only person you really need is you.


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.



This month’s Departmental Theme party was unlike the other parties we have had in the past months. The Spa Team organized amazing activities from morning till evening.


During the day from 11:00 pm – 12:00 pm spa team open underwater viewing and where the team members get a back-neck and shoulder massage of 5mins.


Giguni Beats by Xubba from 5:00 pm to 5:45pm.

Giguni beats is a global journey through dance techniques, Giguni Beats blends sounds, rhythms and movements from across the continents.


Yoga Session by Kamal from 5:45pm to 6:30pm


It was a wonderful day and the evening for all our team members. Especially this evening has been a success with the help of a lot of team members and other departments as well! So, thank you each one of you who supported our wonderful Spa team to make this event ‘WOW’.


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