AMILLA FUSHI – MAY 2019

Message from the Resort Manager

Dearest Islanders,

On this month, I shall say that we begin on our utmost positive feeling in Amilla Fushi by celebrating the Labour Day and its essence. This day offers Amilla an opportunity to shape our workforce by allowing non-operational team to take their Public Holiday where most of our islanders spent this day talking to their family and friends back home whilst some were catching up with their errands.

As we move forward with our life’s rich experiences and to honour all our lovely, strong and beautiful mothers on the island, a Mother’s Day tribute was made possible by our HR and Kitchen team by preparing little cards and cupcakes loaded with love and appreciation for nurturing lives that eventually grow into our challenging world.

Highly valuing respect and diversity in our working place, Amilla’s sports activities are lined up in accordance of honouring the Holy Month of Ramadan. Mas Race with our Brand Traits teams were enthusiastically participated by our young and active group of “fishermen” where Intuitive Generosity reigned as the champion for this year! To fully capture the engagement of our islanders on this Holy Month, Futsal tournament along with other board games were all set as well. Upon continuing the Ramadan commemoration, all managers and leaders willingly devoted and scheduled themselves to assist our IceGe team on juice preparation and service. Truly, the value of respect and humility lives in every islanders’ heart, which I am very proud of seeing and witnessing day by day. Thank You to the whole Island Community for your devotion and engagement!

My sincere gratitude goes to all Amilla islanders! May we continuously walk with dignity and unity as we all move towards a brighter future here in our Island Home!

 

Sincerely,

 

Jean Noël

Resort Manager

 


Special Event

Champagne and Lobster Savouring

On 17 May 2019, we restyled one of the  themed nights to Champagne and Lobster Savouring.

Located at Fish and Chips Shop from 7pm-10pm, every Friday, we are inviting all our guests to join us and sip the finest champagne and taste the freshest lobster and other seafood delicacies by the beach. The perfect setting for a romantic evening or a family get together under the moon with the beautiful sunset view.

Cellar’s Door Journey

On 20 May 2019, we also revamped our Wine and Tapas night to Cellar’s Door Journey. Located at the Emperor Beach Club starting at 7:30pm-10pm, every Monday where our guests can enjoy an elegant wine and tapas in our wine room. Cold cuts, a large variety of cold and hot tapas, sweet tapas and a carving station pairing with different types of wines will delight any sophisticated palate.


Mother’s Day Special

On 12 May 2019, we celebrated Mother’s Day to honour all mothers and their influence to the society. 

A special setup was arranged on the beach in front of Fish and Chips Shop. Flowers were also offered as an appreciation to all our in-house mothers.

A 5-course set menu was prepared with varieties of seafood selections for the whole family to share and enjoy.


Sanding

To welcome the Holy month of Ramadan and following the elders’ tradition, fresh sand was collected from sandbank and spread on 3 May 2019 outside IceGe.  A big thank you to the wonderful team who helped to make it happen.


Island Cleaning

Island cleaning happened three times on 2, 13  and 14 May 2019 where more focus was laid in Jungle Jetty area and Mystique Garden.  A good turn up from islanders under the lead of our CEO / General Manager, Mark Hehir who gave emphasis to be laid in Mystique Garden where we can grow herbs to help our culinary team.  A plan will be made under the Brand Traits team with a monthly schedule to tidy up the area.

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Maahefun – Big Bite

Maahefun, also called Big Bite, is a celebration that marks the beginning of Ramadan. It is a traditional event in the Maldives where all the Muslims take the last meal before the holy month of Ramadan. 

To mark the event, our Maahefun was celebrated on the 4 May 2019 with a wide variety of  dishes prepared by our culinary team that was served outside IceGe.


Mas Race

Mas Race, one of the biggest fishing competitions in the Maldives, is also a tradition during Ramadan.  At Amilla, we make it a must as well to have this competition every year during Ramadan.  A four-day Mas Race competition was organised under the four brand traits teams from 10 to 13 May 2019.

Congratulations to Intuitive Generosity who won this year’s competition with a total of 37.46kg of fishes caught followed by Rich  Experiences with 36.40kg 


Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day, a celebration honouring the mother of the family, as well as the motherhood and maternal bonds. This is being celebrated in several countries worldwide during the month of May.  We celebrated that special day on the 12 May 2019 with 15 mothers on the island. Lovely cupcakes were prepared by our pastry team and distributed to the mothers with a greeting card.

“Wishing you all the love and

happiness you richly deserve…

Happy Mother’s Day!”


TVEC

From 1 to 16 May, we once again welcomed students from TVEC to complete their practical training with us here at the resort as part of the completion of their course.

14 students specialising in AC and Refrigeration joined us over this period, working on important projects in both guest and islander’s areas.

We look forward to our next collaboration with the students of TVEC. 

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Inter-Departmental Futsal Tournament

The long awaited Inter-departmental Futsal Tournament happened from 15 to 30 May 2019.  We were all amazed by the 15 breathtaking matches that were organised, where 8 teams confronted each other at the group levels to try to make it to the semi-finals.  The final match was played on 30 May 2019 with Front Office v/s Housekeeping and won 1 – 0 in favour of Front Office.

Congratulations!!!

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“Training on How to make Gluten-free Muffin lead by Chef Eranda”


Training on How to Make Authentic Thai Green Curry lead by Chef Somluck


“Butchery basic knowledge of cutting meat training”


“How to make Choco Chip Cookies”


“Chemical Refreshment Training for Stewards & Chefs”


“Feeling Koi’s Teriyaki Sauce Recipe Training”


“The best selling Chicken BBQ Pizza”


“Plating Techniques by our talented Chef Novia


Presentation by Febby – F&B Kitchen Intern

We were there to show support for our Intern Febby who talked about her wonderful Culinary Experience with us.

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“A beautifully made Mother’s Day Cupcake for our colleagues”


Farewell to Chef Fajar, Chef Sittipong & Chef Febby

Farewell to our 3 islanders who are like a dear family to us. It is such an honor to work with great people like them.

Chef Fajar worked in Pastry section since pre-opening,

Sittipong who always showed his positive attitude to all islanders dining in Icege and Febby, the young intern who is very passionate in Culinary.


May at Javvu Spa

Picture38Starting from the end of April and during the first week of May, we have hosted a Yoga retreat with Yoshie Roux-Chabert, also known as ‘the inversion lover”.

Yoshie has made her mission to help others fi­nding inner calm through perfect alignment and unique poses combination. Throughout the years she has developed a passion for hanging upside down, and has also mastered the art of posture that uplifts body and mind.

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She offered group and private sessions to many guests and has hosted a special class for our Japanese guests in house to celebrate with them the Japanese olden Week.

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After launching our new massages in April, we wanted to make sure our quality and standards were at the highest level! Throughout the month we have organized several training sessions to practice the new techniques and review the protocols to make the massages even better!

We have also refreshed the product knowledge of other products houses such as Gentlemen’s Tonic and QMS Medicosmetics and created 2 new workshops for our guests to experience and learn new massage techniques with our specialists!


JALSA

Jalsa was held on the 29 May 2019 recognising all the rockstars and superheroes for the month of April 2019. 

Once again, we witnessed the creative talents from different departments within the resort with a wonderful set up, and this time done by Front Office team.

We also used the event to award the prizes from the Mas Race held earlier in the month and to share the EID celebration plans with the team.

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Jalsa – April 2019 Awards and Recognition

Rock Star Winner – Ibrahim Riyaz (Senior Katheeb)

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Ibrahim Riyaz is an exemplary leader, who is always up for new challenges and opportunities. He looks after the day-to-day operation of Front Office with ease and confidence and less supervision from his Manager. He takes a lead roles in team building activities, various tasks and cleaning projects. He represents FO in the managers morning briefing in many occasions. He handles challenging guest issues with ease and most importantly works very well with other departments.

Super Hero Winner – Mahibul Hoque (Steward)

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Mahibul Hoque is focused to all of his assigned tasks and he ensures that he follows up with everyone. He always puts extraordinary efforts to do deep cleaning in kitchen areas and Icege. He never complained eventhough he was assigned in different kitchens, i.e. finishing his duty late night and come the following day on a morning shift. He is very flexible and always willing to help his fellow islanders without expecting something in return. A very good role model to other islanders.

 


Best Up Sellers – April 2019

Best Upsellers

 


Amilla Thari – April 2019

Amilla Thari

 


WELCOME HOME NEW ISLANDERS

Welcome

 


TRANSFERS & PROMOTIONS

Transfers

 


Permanent Islanders – 2 Years Anniversary

Permanent

AMILLA FUSHI – APRIL 2019

Message from the Resort Manager

Dearest Islanders,

April has been a wonderful month full of generosity, arts, discoveries, entertainment and innovation!

Once again our amazing team did many great achievements during this awesome month!

We started to show our intuitive generosity by raising autism awareness and donating to Maldives Autism Association a total of $1,165.16 from the sale of wristbands and Islanders’ voluntary donation on 2nd April 2019. The event itself was gracefully participated by some of our in-house guests and Islanders who ran / walked all throughout the island.

Moving to Easter preparations, our Recreation Team was hand in hand with HR Team showcasing their craftsmanship and artistry on creating all our island’s decoration, lively and presentable making it hard for our guests not to stop by and take a snap or selfie!

Keeping up with the tradition, Easter was grandiosely celebrated at our Island Home!  Our mischievous little ones enjoyed their time from the 4 days football camp also attended by our nearby Baa Atoll Education Centre to the Fashion show followed by the Bonnet Parade with egg hunting where they flaunted their own Bonnet creations to the crowd.

Discoveries and continued innovation never sets the least from our priority as our Japanese speciality Chef Hiro took his long journey from the land of the rising sun to the beautiful island of the Maldives to take us to his world of gastronomy. Mouthwatering dishes were prepared to impress our high-end guests from all over the world who joined us for this celebration. To extremely give our best, chef’s battle between our very own Executive Chef Lucas and Chef Hiro was set on Easter night where the food lovers were given the opportunity to entice their palates from the chefs’ speciality.

I am well pleased seeing everyone’s cooperation as we rolled out all these first class events. This is very encouraging to witness that despite the tricky weather that caused some challenges, back to back operation due to resort’s high occupancy, we continue to gather our team firmly.  I am truly proud of everyone, every contribution is delightedly counted and will remain forever.

Taking my journey with all of you is an honour and privilege. Renewed thanks to all!

Sincerely,

 

Jean Noël

Resort Manager


Carelyn Gentray

Wellness specialist at Amilla Fushi

During the months of March and April, Carelyn has joined the Spa team in Amilla Fushi as a wellness expert bringing to our guests her revolutionary treatments.

Rooted in traditions like Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga and meditation as well as reflexology, chakra & meridian balancing, craniosacral therapy and intuitive healing, Carelyn’s cutting-edge treatments are a “one of a kind” experience and had a great success amongst the guests.

 

Carelyn is popular for using tools such as bamboo cane sticks, Guasha and jade stone as if they were her own hands!

Her signature Deep Relaxing Body & MindTM  treatment incorporate all of her knowledge and skills in treatments that can visibly and tangibly transform the bodies and re-set the minds.

Deep body release and total mind relaxation.


World Autism Day

On 2 April 2019, a fun run/walk was organised to celebrate World Autism Day.  A big thank you to all the participants who were present for that event and the generous  contribution that goes to the Maldives Autism Association.  We collected USD 400 from the sales of wrist bands and USD765.16 as donation.


Zumba

We re-launched Zumba for our team members and our ladies who participated for that activities had a good session with Dom on the 3rd of April.  At the request of the participants, we will increase the sessions after Ramadan and invite more Islanders to join for this fitness activity.


Food Presentations

Some of the food presentations during the Wine & Tapas new special dining activity every Monday night at EBC


Earth Hour Food Stalls

Food stalls during Earth Hour at Baazar Beach last 4 April 2019


Lobster Thermidor

Lobster Thermidor a part of Easter special dining activity at Fish & Chips


Homemade Italian Pasta Training

Training on how to make different types of homemade Italian pasta by our Italian Chef de Cuisine Francesco.


Island Hopping

Our second trip for Island Hopping was to Kamadhoo on 8th April 2019.  Kamadhoo is located almost north east of Amilla Fushi with a population of approximately 500 inhabitants.  A second island hopping that was successful after Kudarikilu with a good turn up from our Islanders.


Launch of Academy


Friendly Football Match

Amilla Fushi vs Kendhoo

On April 9th we welcomed locals from Kendhoo island to come to Amilla Arena for a friendly football match. Both teams played really well with Amilla Fushi winning 4 – 1, well done team!


Fishing Trip

Our monthly fishing trip was organised on 10 April 2019 with more interest from Islanders. We had a nice turn out for the activity with a fruitful catch followed by a night BBQ.


Wine Tapas

On 15th April we successfully launched one of the new theme nights called “Wine and Tapas”. 

Located at The Emperor Beach Club starting  from 7pm-10pm

Served with Finger foods and additional Live station designed for nibbling while socialising, tapas meals were usually served a lots of varieties of different type of wine.

The tapas trend isn’t just about food but includes greater social sharing of food and beverages, while in conversation with our notable guests.


Special Event for Easter

In part of our celebrations for Easter we had exciting daily special events .

From Monday to Sunday (April 16-29)

From EBC – We had an spectacular Maldivian Buffet with a historic of Maldivian culture.

From Fish and Chips – A theme night called Lobster Thermidor and Lobster Full Moon dinner for all the seafood lovers, perfect for the romantic couple with a special under the moon .

Chefs Battle – A famous chef from Japan Chef Hiro and our very own Executive Chef Lucas with their own version of their menu, a twist of Japanese and Peruvian dishes.


Sri Lankan New Year


Huddle April 2019 

This month we welcomed over 30 leaders to our morning huddle to finish off the topics of our Employee Life Cycle. We had a mix of brain and body stretching when it came to the mix of activities and brain-storming done by the group. Great ideas were shared on how we can best recognise, motivate and engage our islanders.

Huddle will continue from June with fresh topics being shared and practiced by the leadership team at the resort.


Orientation April 2019

This month saw us running 2 sessions of general orientation for our new islanders where we welcomed a total of 28 attendees for the 2 groups. As usual the 2-day programme was jam packed with company and resort information, guest speakers for topics such as HR and Security and Safety as well as the great tours of the front and back  of house areas of the resort. 


Spa Ila Training

During the month of April, the Spa has welcomed Amrita for the second time in Amilla Fushi for 6 days of training. The team had the chance to refresh the knowledge around the brand and products as well as learn three amazing new treatments that have been launched during Easter and will be integrated permanently in the Spa menu.

The Spa is now proud to showcase the Karuna Kaya deep muscle/sport massage for active people that prefer deeper treatments, the Manipura massage, for those looking for a light massage with detox benefits, and the Potali massage, an exotic treatment using herbal bags to loosen the tensions and to get rid of any unwanted tiredness and jet lag!


Farewell of Chef Lucas with Kitchen team


Renowned Jewelry Designer Patrick Muff

On 17th and 18th April 2019, Jewelry Designer Patrick Muff visited Amilla Fushi for two days of jewelry workshop. 

Patrick Muff has had a passion for classic crafts and fine materials all his life. Born into a family of craftsmen in Hochdorf, Switzerland, he grew up in a creative environment surrounded by hammers, nails and saws. While training as a goldsmith and after studying art in Cologne, Patrick continued to refine his unmistakable style, launching his intricate and opulent designs whilst the rest of the jewelry industry was in the grip of minimalism.

After several years in Cologne, the city of art on the banks of the River Rhine, the ‘Junge Wilde’ of the German jewelry scene headed south to make Munich his new home.

His love of craftsmanship and tradition is among the factors that link him to the Royal Porcelain Manufacturer Nymphenburg, which is just one of the renowned companies offering special collections and editions by Patrick Muff.


Amilla 417 by Tim Cahill

Children from 4 to 17 years participated in Amilla417 football camp hosted by Tim Cahill. Over 30 kids participated in this technical four days training camp. Kids from Amilla Fushi, Finolhu and Baa Atoll Education center had a fantastic experience.


Kids & Teens Fashion Parade with Twilight Affair

Our little guests as well as some of our islanders showed us how they can “strut their stuff” on the catwalk with exciting mid fashion show performances from the delightful performers from Area 51 delighting the crowds in preparation for the Easter celebrations.


Alice In Wonderland Twilight Affair
& Easter Dinner

On 21st April, we celebrated one of the biggest event of the year. Amilla Easter with a theme of Alice in Wonderland, reminding us the world wide tradition, which eventually enjoyed by high-end guests with a lot of decadents spread around the coconut grove

We encouraged our beloved guests to start their night with the varieties of drinks in our Twilight Affair followed by our Easter Dinner at Baazaar .

A special setup was arranged in all the restaurants. Easter Decoration was placed on each table. Tasty and delicious international cuisine was served .

International Entertainers such as Gypsy Queens and Area 51 gave a joyful vibe to all families and our passionate sushi master Chef Hiro.


Easter Bonnet Making Competition

As part of Easter Events, one highlighted activity was Easter Bonnet making. The activity was opened for all the in house families and it was successfully run with good number of participants. Winners were announced during the Easter Egg hunt with prizes of one bottle of wine for the winner.


Easter Bonnet Parade and Egg hunt

A crowd of children with their families raced to grab their share of 500 Easter eggs scattered around the Coconut Grove at Amilla Fushi which was decorated with Alice in Wonderland theme.   

Activity was started from Sultans village with Bonnet parade showing creative Easter Bonnets which families made with all the characters of Alice in wonderland.


Easter Time at Amilla – April 2019

Alice in wonderland’ descend on the island with 2 weeks of unlimited fun and activities, kids pirate day, treasure hunt, kids yoga, culinary sessions with chef, Easter Egg painting, Easter Bonnet Making Competition, four days football camp, kids & teens fashion parade for couples, kids and families are some to highlight . This Easter is one of the best and most successful festivals which Amilla Fushi presented. Lots of excellent feedback


Jalsa – March 2019

Our March Jalsa was held on 25 April 2019 hosted by F&B Service team.  On this Jalsa we had the pleasure of welcoming Mezzo, one of the famous Maldivian singers, who performed some of his songs live for us.


Rock Star Winner – Jamsheed Ahmed (Room Attendant – Residence)

Jamsheed Ahmed (Jambe) has shown us an extra ordinary level of performance on last month specially when we’re getting lots of residence arrivals, he took initiate to maintain service and keep ready all the Residences without getting any delay, also he took initiate to update all the residence maintenance issue to concerns. He has worked more than 8hrs per day without asking anything in return, with dedication. Even there were some days, he worked more than 12hrs without any rest and sleep as we were running out of time and less manning to make ready the residences. With all these things above highlighted I would like to recognize his hard work.

Super Hero Winner – Lal Miah (Gardener)

Lal Miah our (Super Hero), he is the employee who is maintaining waste garbage area & incinerator. He is the talented incinerator operating in the team. He is working and he will be working without any complain and completed daily jobs on time. He is working afternoon till late night every day.


Best Up Sellers – March 2019

Amilla Thari – March 2019

Welcome Home New Islanders


Transfers and Promotions

 

Permanent Islanders – 2 Years Service


Welcome Chef Nishantha

Everyone gave a warm welcome to our new Executive Chef who gave us inspiration and encouragement

AMILLA FUSHI – MARCH 2019

Message from the Resort Manager

JNDearest Islanders, 

Achieving our goal is one of our driving factors in life as it motivates us to work harder each day.

It is seizing all the opportunities presented to us but above all, to remain consciously aware of what is achievable for us as a team. Without teamwork, none of these goals will happen.

Believing in each and everyone’s commitment, I am very proud to say that the month of March has given us much of this opportunity!

As we continue the thrill of being favoured this month, JAVVU SPA made its way having been awarded by LUX LIFE MAGAZINE (UK base) as the ‘Most Outstanding Luxury Destination of the Year 2019’!

Enthusiastically moving forward, Coffee with RM sessions are back starting this month. 5th March was a fabulous start attended by 11 islanders from different departments. “Self-motivation, energy and passion that keep us achieving goals” has been fantastically tackled at the morning talk.

International Women’s Day celebration was something that we shall all be looking back at with smiles and huge happiness as our ladies participated and enjoyed the afternoon of a variety of fun games to celebrate the occasion.

March ended wonderfully with the Volleyball tournament in good fair play and enthusiasm. As I leave my simple thoughts to all islanders, all these are impossible with our unity, looking towards the same vision ahead of us. For the upcoming months, I would like to encourage everyone to keep the same focus, let us all be curious about what more we can do as a team.

Once again, thank you for keeping all our guests happy and for your valuable contribution to the community!

Sincerely,

Jean Noël
Resort Manager


Coffee with RM

Coffee with the Resort Manager restarted on 5th March 2019 and it happens weekly with  islanders joining from different departments. Our Resort Manager makes it a must to sit for a coffee with some islanders every Tuesday.  It’s the time for him to get to know the team more and listen to what they have to communicate.

 


Modern Butlers Training

From 3rd to17th March 2019, we welcomed again Budi from International Institute of Modern Butlers for a Butler training in Amilla Fushi. 15 Katheebs and Katheebas had the great opportunity to participate of this 4 days classroom and practical training in a Villa: setting up a table for breakfast, tea preparation, cigar knowledge, packing and unpacking luggage. Budi gave as well the chance for the previous Katheebs to have a quick refresher training from last year.

On March 17th we had a graduation ceremony with our Resort Manager Jean Noel to support and congratulate their efforts from the training. All 15 islanders are now certified Modern Butlers. Well done team!

 


Island Cleaning

Our monthly island cleaning was done on 6th March 2019.  We would like to thank all our loyal Islanders who are always present for that event and once again reiterate our invitation for other islanders to join and support us in that monthly activity.


Sky is the Limit Competition

For the launch of the Skyhouse with bubble, a competition was organized with a lucky draw on 6th March 2019 for the Islanders who got all correct answers. Mushthaq from Security was the lucky winner of the one night stay in the Skyhouse.

 


Women’s Day

On the 8th March 2019,  we celebrated International Women’s Day.  All Amilla ladies were invited for an afternoon tea in EBC with some fun activities


Island Hopping

In view of creating new activities for our islanders, Island hopping was  organized on 11th March 2019 for us to discover other islands nearby. A visit to Kudarikilu was organised and we had very good participation. This activity was much appreciated by the islanders who are looking forward for the next trip


Inter-Departmental Volleyball Final

From 20th – 29th March, we ran a fun and competitive Inter-departmental Volleyball Tournament for the islanders. We saw 8 teams play in the group rounds with Kitchen, Front Office, Housekeeping and Engineering making it to the semi finals.

The final was on 29th March, a battle between Engineering and Front Office where Engineering took the CHAMPIONSHIP title. Stay tuned for our next inter-departmental challenge coming in May.


Mauritius Independence Day

Mauritius Independence day was celebrated on 12th March 2019.  A special food corner was set up in IceGe for lunch with various Mauritian dishes.


Long Service Award

For the first time since the opening of the resort, a long service award was held on 28th March 2019 with High Tea to reward and recognize the Islanders who have completed 3+ years of service with the company. 

We would like to thank the 89 team members who have been rewarded that day for their renewed commitment and loyalty to the company.


Jalsa

Our monthly Jalsa was held on the 28th March 2019 hosted by the Kitchen and Stewarding team.  Once again we had the pleasure of seeing the creativity of our team with the wonderful backdrop arranged for the event and the food stations that was available that night.

Jalsa – February 2019 Awards and Recognition

Rock Star Winner – Jadulla Jameel (Waiter)

Jameel has been a key member of the F&B Team throughout February. His “can do” attitude made the impossible POSSIBLE. Starting from the Valentine’s Day set up (which by itself should be sufficient to vote for him), the team and in particular Jameel worked more than 12 hours that day ensuring a wow experience that not only blew away our guests but also to outshine all the other resorts’ celebrations plans on that day. We can also mention his contribution to Chinese NY and his uncountable POD and AL due to operational obligations.

Jameel is a waiter that delivers exceptional service, mentioned by guests in travel click multiple times and thrives by adding brilliant and creatives ideas to our outlets, he is a strong leader within our waitressing team. Kindly recognize his hard work.

Super Hero Winner – MD Arif Hossain (Staff Village Attendant)

Arif is working with us more than 1 year as Village Attendant. His main task is looking after the cleaning of the islander’s village area.

During the month of February, he took a great effort on maintaining the cleanliness of these areas in absence of one village attendant. With his great passion, he cleans the Mosque and dedicate himself as a prayer caller while our Imaam is on leave.

Transfers & Promotions

2 Years Anniversary

Best Up Sellers – February 2019

Welcome Home New Islanders

Amilla Thari – February 2019


Earth Hour

Earth Hour 2019 was celebrated on the 30th March 2019. To support the cause, several activities were organized throughout  the day. Beach and reef cleaning, upcycling competition and we also burnt the earth hour fire sign when the lights were turned off at 9:30pm. 

Amilla Fushi always works towards protecting the environment and creating awareness for the islanders and guests to keep our environment clean and safe.

FINOLHU – FEBRUARY 2019

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Dear Islanders,

I hope that you all had a great month of February. Reflecting back on what we have accomplished together for the past month, there is so much to be proud of, not the least of which is the ongoing dedication and commitment of all team members and our many partners in supporting our vision and mission on a daily basis.

Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day were both wonderfully successful evenings thanks to our Food and Beverage and Oceaneers team.

Stand-Up for Our Seas – A Baa Atoll Initiative by Dr Claire Petros but also in association with Olive Ridley Projects. This expedition has raised awareness of the positive initiatives and changes that are contributing towards the protection of Maldivian marine life. The expedition has also promoted the wonderful endeavors that resorts, NGOs and local communities are already doing to protect their local environment and by doing so contributing to preventing climate change and protecting our oceans from plastic pollution.

There is little doubt that month of March will prove to be equally busy; however, through the collective efforts and support of all islanders, we will fulfill our mission: Curating idyllic island escapes, providing lifelong memories for our valued guests.

In closing, I would like to thank the entire Finolhu family for their continued hard work and adaptability to the numerous changes in meeting our guest demands. I would also like to thank our Strategic Leadership Committee for their commitment and availability, as well as our TSMIC team for their confidence and steadfast support.

I hope that you find our Roohu blog informative and I invite you to come back and visit frequently. We are continually updating our TSMIC Roohu site with new and additional information every month. We greatly welcome your comments and questions so please do not hesitate to contact us for information, assistance, or to make a recommendation of how we can improve.

Yours sincerely,

Marc Reader

Kung Hei Fat Choi – Chinese New Year 2019

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Last 4 February 2019, Finolhu guests were in a treat for our celebration of Chinese New Year. Since it’s the year of the pig, the Baa Baa Beach Diner was decked out with pig decorations and Chinese lanterns. The celebration started with a retro red party at Baa Baa Beach Diner beach where a dragon dance welcomed the guests and an amazing show from the Finolhu Performers The night then ended with a fire sign “Gong Xi Fa Cai 2019”


CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS BY THE RECREATION TEAM

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One week of celebration with  45 kids in-house joined our various types of activities by discovering the traditions China’s most important holiday

Love Journey at the Sandbank – Valentine’s Day Celebration

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A romantic dining experience at the 1 OAK Beach last 14 Feb 2019 with a 5-course menu, a glass of rose and roses for the lady. Guests were serenaded by a sax performance from The Riffs. We also offered a 50% discount on Testulat Rose for the whole day so guests may enjoy this romantic day.

Our in-house band The Riffs and Finolhu performers choreographed a whole show for our guests where they performed side by side. Guests were extremely happy and was amazed by their show.


VALENTINES DAY – BY THE RECREATION TEAM

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The day is mostly celebrated by people who are in love including couples that are married or just dating. Oceaneers Team celebrated Valentines day  by sending gift cards  for their parents and rose. Family guest in house are well overwhelmed by their kids when they took them from club and surprised them.

On the other hand, Recreation did a great job by decorating whole guest area with full of hearts starting from the arrival jetty all the way to 1Oak Bar, Activities starts in  morning  Couple Aqua Gym with a complimentary Cocktail and serenade by our In house band with the beautiful love songs. As the day goes, we challenge all the lovers to join our Couple Challenge Games and the winner will get a bottle of champagne.

New signature cocktails training & tasting

Out with the old and in with the new. As we turn over to a new year, we will be launching our new beverage package. Set to be done on the 1st week of March, Bob, our bar manager, did a training & tasting for our F&B team and management this February. IMG-7013

Watch out for our new thirst quenchers!

JANUARY STARS!

CONGRATULATIONS!

PROMOTIONS

WELCOME TO MY #ISLANDPLAYGROUND!

BEACH CLEANING – by our Islanders

Beach clean-ups are considered to be very important because throwing trash into beaches and the oceans can be better known as pollution. When trash gets into the oceans, animals can easily mistaken that trash for food. An example of this is with the sea turtles.

Like every month, this month too we had our monthly beach cleaning organized for all the islanders. It is lovely to see islanders taking time from their busy schedules and some joining on their off day for these kind of events.

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“Let’s all be part of the solution, not part of the pollution!”

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  • Prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
  • Strengthen your bones and muscles
  • Improve your mood and gives a sense of wellbeing.
  • Improve your balance, coordination and keeps you motivated during the day.

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AMILLA FUSHI – FEBRUARY 2019

Message from the Resort Manager

Dearest Islanders,

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 firstSkyhouse 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!

Sincerely,

Jean Noël
Resort Manager

“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

IPTV Box

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.

Jalsa – January 2019 Awards and Recognition

Best Up Sellers – January 2019

Welcome Home New Islanders

Transfers & Promotions

2 Years Anniversary

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