Message from the Resort Manager
As we step towards the end of first quarter, with gladness I am sharing to all of you my deepest appreciation for everyone’s hard work. We work tirelessly over our busy periods, Lunar New Year, Valentine’s Day formidably celebrated and yet we are all becoming stronger as great team.
February was not easy for everyone, we were hit side by side with negative comments on our TripAdvisor and Travelclick platform, but we will not stop where we fall. We, as a team, will continue to motivate each other, drive our focus in exceeding guest’s expectations and seize the opportunity to turn these unfortunate situations into richer experiences.
Emotional journey may get along the way seeing numbers of our wonderful islanders leaving but again these are just a few challenges that we as a team should surpass all together.
As we pursue on compelling our Brand Traits, I would like to encourage everyone to look on what’s beyond for each of us, help the community to enhance the working environment and leave no room for disappointment, hence we can truly continue to extend to our guests our Island Bliss! To quote one of our guest’s appreciation of our genuine commitment on our Survey, “We felt a genuine connection with everyone, it was a real testament to the power of human spirit”
March will be a promising month for all islanders as we will soon introduce our first “Skyhouse with bubble” This launching will give Amilla another level of hospitality and surely a noteworthy addition to our features and high-end branding.
Once again, thank you very much for all your valued support and continued dedication!
“Twilight Affair with Japanese Touch at 1OAK in Feeling Koi”
“Tet Vietnam Street Foods at Baazaar”
Sri Lankan Independence Day – 4th February 2019
Being a resort with multiple nationalities, we make it a must to celebrate the important dates for each and every nationality. On 4th February 2019, a special Sri Lankan lunch buffet was arranged to celebrate the Sri Lanka Independence Day.
Happy Independence Day!!!
“Lunar New Year Celebration – Kids Corner”
“Lunar New Year Celebration – Salads & Sushi Corner”
“ Hampers – Lunar New Year”
“ Sushi Cooking Class at Feeling Koi By Chef Deliana- Lunar New Year Activity”
“Lunar New Year – Culinary Team prepared special turndowns for in house guests ”
“Lunar New Year Celebration – Sweets Corner”
Chinese/ Lunar New Year – 5th February 2019
The year of the Pig was celebrated on 5th February 2019. On that special day, a wide variety of activities was organized for Guests and Islanders. Special Chinese buffet was set up in IceGe for the Islanders to celebrate the Lunar New Year 2019.
Island Cleaning – 6th February 2019
Our second island cleaning since the beginning of the year was done on 6th February 2019. We thank the team that was present for that monthly activity. We kindly invite all Islanders to participate and help to keep our island clean in the future.
Valentine’s Day – 14th February 2019
Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating the feeling called “love” among loving couples.
Amilla Fushi brought it’s best for in-house guests and residents to mark that auspicious occasion.
Evening begun with Cocktail’s at EBC and ended up with Live romantic music by in-residence duos.
Dinner options for couples were extraordinary.
Big Thank You to the F&B team, without forgetting all the supporting teams; Kitchen, Recreation and Engineering, who worked hard on that particular afternoon set up.
5 x Sunken Tables $$$$
6 x Romantic Setup $$$$
Guest were blown away by the arrangements on Valentine’s Day.
Friendly Football Match – 18th February 2019
On 18th February 2019, we played a friendly football match against Dhonfanu Island. This friendly match is not only an activity for the majority of football lovers on the island but also a way to meet and build connection with people from nearby resorts and islands . The match ended with a score of 4-2 in favour of Amilla Fushi.
Cricket Match – 20th February 2019
On Friday 22nd February 2019, we had the pleasure of having Kevin Pietersen (former England Cricket Captain) and family as our guests at Amilla Fushi. Our Islanders and other guests had the privilege of playing a cricket match which was organized with Kevin.
Huddle – 21st February 2019
On Thursday February 21st morning, all supervisors islanders and above gathered at EBC for some yoga stretching with Kelzang. Then they have been introduced to the Employee Life Circle – Attract me and Get Me Started – with 2 activities focused on the attraction of new talents to the company. Finishing with brainstorming ideas for trying to avoid new joiners leaving during their probation period and enhance our attraction of new talents and successful on-boarding.
School Visit – 23rd February 2019
On Saturday February 23rd 2019, we received 7 students from Baa Atoll School with their teachers and parent for another school visit of the resort. Focused on the hospitality industry, we did a tour of the resort – Spa, Houses, HUB, Watersport, Recreation, F&B outlets. They have been able to experience a guest’s lunch at EBC as well.
Thank you Fabien for the Marine and Dive Center information, Subu for the Watersport areas explanation and Charles for the F&B outlets orientation. Thank you also to F&B team for the great lunch experience.
Best of luck for your studies and see you soon!
Beach Volleyball – 25th February 2019
Beach volleyball has been added to our February calendar to allow all volleyball lovers to enjoy their favorite game. Please join us in Recreation area twice a month for a fun game. We also wish to share that an inter-departmental volleyball completion is coming soon so be ready for the challenge.
Orientation – 25th & 26th February 2019
18 more Islanders have attended General Orientation on February 24th-25th. Program wise: main corporate information, TSMIC Tree of Life, policies and procedures from HR, Security awareness and lots of fun! Quizzes, ice breaking activities, coffee breaks, resort visit… Check out the pictures and warm welcome to all new Islanders to our Island Home!
Game Night – 27th February 2019
Upon request of our Islanders, we are working on new activities to allow everyone to enjoy their leisure time. In this context, a board game night was organized on 27th February outside IceGe and will be more often in the months to come with more options.
Healthy Tips – Water is the most Important to our Body
Do you know why water is important to our Body? Because our body use water in all it cells, organ and tissues to help regulate temperature and maintain other body function. Because our body loses water through breathing, sweating and digestion, it’s important to re-hydrate by drink fluids and eat food contain of water.
6 Reasons to drink water
- Drinking water help to maintain the balance of body fluids ;
Your body is composed of about 60% water, the function of these bodily fluid include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients and maintain of the body temperature. Through the posterior pituitary gland, your brain communicate with your kidney and tell it how much water to excrete as urine.
- Water can help control calories
While water doesn’t have any magical effect on weight loss, substituting it for higher calorie beverage can certainly help, food with high water content tends to look larger, its higher volume requires more chewing, and its absorb more slowly by the body, which help you feel full
- Water help energizing muscle
Cells that don’t maintain their balance of fluids which can result in muscle fatigue, when the muscle cell don’t have adequate fluids they don’t work as well and performance can suffer, drinking enough fluids is important when do exercising to energizing the muscle.
- Water help keep skin looking good
Your skin contain plenty of water, and function as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss, lack of water your skin become dehydration and your skin look more dry and wrinkle, water help lock moisture into your skin
- Water Help your kidney
Body fluids transport waste product in and out of the cells, the main toxin in the body is blood urea nitrogen, when you getting enough fluids urine flow freely, is light in color and free odor, when your body is not getting enough fluid, urine concentration, color and odor increase because the kidneys trap extra fluid for bodily function.
If you chronically drink too little of water, you may be at higher risk of kidney stone. Especially in the warm climate.
- Water maintain normal bowel function
Adequate hydration keeps things flowing along your gastrointestinal tract and prevents Constipation When you don’t get enough fluid, the colon pulls water from stools to maintain hydration — and the result is constipation
“Adequate fluid and fiber is the perfect combination, because the fluid pumps up the fiber and acts like a broom to keep your bowel functioning properly
Since the beginning of February all islanders having a TV has the privilege to receive an IPTV Set Top Box in their rooms to enjoy the 40 channels provided. Installation has started in few rooms and we invite more Islanders to register for the TV box
Fun Challenge – Hosted by Intuitive Generosity
The first fun challenge since the beginning of the year was held on 28th February 2019 at EBC beach. Scavenger hunt, towel art, and wet sponge race were the three activities organized. These monthly activities are very much appreciated as they help us to work together as a team with Islanders from different departments. Looking forward for the next Fun Challenge from Idyllic Escape.
Jalsa – 28th February 2019
Our Monthly Jalsa was held on 28th February hosted by Engineering department. Once again the creativity of our team was tested with the wonderful backdrop made for the event.
Jalsa – January 2019 Awards and Recognition
Rock Star Winner – JummanKhadem (Spa Attendant)
The new Wellness Café kitchen opened at the end of December, during one of the busiest time for both Spa and F&B. Jumman has worked above and beyond his responsibilities, making sure that the kitchen was always clean and tidy for the chefs, placing and maintaining the table set-up, giving feedback on what was missing and what could be implemented. And most of all, serving all the guests that were passing by and stopping for a bite or a drink. His support was crucial during the busy times and we want to see Jumman’s effort rewarded!
Jalsa – January 2019 Awards and Recognition
Super Hero Winner – RanilSrimanna (Commis)
It’s our great pleasure to nominate Ranil Sirimanna from Kitchen Department as Roohu for the month of January 2019!
For the month of January, he stepped in and relieved those 2 kitchen staff who got sick for a long period of time and work in different sections such as Main Kitchen, Fish N’ Chips, Breakfast and Night Duty and he EXCELLED in those areas which is one of the positive qualities that a chef should have. He is an amazing islander who gave so much emphasis to his tasks. He made sure that each Mise-en-place is well prepared and in good quality and always one step ahead when the operation starts.
Srimanna is efficient at work and we can see that he is the definition of “Action speaks louder than words”. Though he is quite shy type and doesn’t talk much (introvert type of person), when operation starts he shows that he can do multitasking and finish all his tasks on time with great results. We can confidently say that he is the right islander to receive such award and recognition for the month of January 2019.
We encourage everyone to vote for Ranil Sirimanna.