Message from the Resort Manager
Welcome to the last month of the year 2019! An amazing journey indeed!
As previously mentioned, we are so proud that the Amilla Family have made it thus far and now ready to unfold our next chapter of a blissful journey ahead.
Series of remarkable events were lined up and thoroughly enjoyed by our notable guests.
I take this opportunity to extend our sincerest appreciation to all our dear Islanders, for their continuous effort towards making all these events possible!
December is the most challenging month of the year, high-end guests from all over the world who need special, detailed and personalised attention came to celebrate festive with us and it is with great joy to witness the teamwork that was displayed and well executed. Your full support is undeniable! Every action and special touch we gave, truly left a humble mark in everyone’s heart and mind. Big Thank You to all of you!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!
Mystery Box Culinary Challenge
As part of the activities for the 5th Anniversary of Amilla Fushi, a Mystery Box Culinary Challenge was organized on the 10th December 2019 in IceGe. Four teams under the Brand Traits colours, four judges and one hour to prepare a Maldivian dish with the ingredients provided. A show that we really enjoyed with teamwork, tension, excitement, motivation and creativity from the team. Rich Experiences excelled in the competition by winning the first prize.
5th Year Anniversary Party
We celebrated a century in one night on 12th December 2019 on the occasion of our 5th Year Anniversary. Music, food, drinks, brand traits performances, Tiger Lilies, awards and DJ were all on the list of production numbers to grace the night. Rockstar of the Year 2019 was awarded to Jo Danielle from F&B Service, Superhero of the Year goes by Hassan Abdulla from HR and Guest Excellence award was given to Amnee from Front Office team.
Joyful Mood of Culinary Team During the Staff Party
Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay had a wonderful time of the year at Amilla specially at Feeling Koi
We even quoted him saying that he and his family had a great dinner experience in Feeling Koi!
Staff Annual Party Buffet
We prepared special buffet for the yearly Annual party on 12th December 2019 to mark the special day for our dearest Islanders!
EBC Lunch Buffet
Battle of Chefs at Feeling Koi
We had a special Battle of the Chefs event at Feeling Koi on 21st December, 2019. The night turned out to be a gastronomical battle between Japanese and Peruvian dishes!
Special Festive Turndown Amenities
New Breakfast Buffet Set-up
A glimpse of our weekly deep cleaning schedules
A glimpse of our kitchen team meeting
Christmas eve special dinner buffet
Special Christmas lunch buffet
IceGe special Christmas preparation for Islanders
Daily Stretches are important for your body
How is stretching well for you?
Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Injured muscles may not be strong enough to support the joints, which can lead to joint injury.
These stretches can do by yourself either in the morning, at work or any other place that you can feel your body tight. Many starches that can do as below an example
What happens if you don’t stretch?
Not stretching will only increase tightness in the body, allowing muscles to pull on joints, causing major pain. It doesn’t need to take a lot of time to stretch, bouncing while stretching may tear muscles—which can lead to scar tissue, tight muscles, decreased flexibility and increased soreness, bad impact your body posture.
Here are some tips for how to do it properly.
- Stretch for 10 minutes every day.
- Warm up your muscles before stretching. …
- Hold a sustained stretch for 10 to 30 seconds.
- Only stretch to the point of mild discomfort.
- Breathe normally when stretching.
Little helpful information about Maldives
An ordinary Maldivian called Mr. Mohamed Umer Manik has started tourism back in 1972 challenging United Nation. Back then UN did an assessment to check if tourism can be viable in Maldives, after the assessment they said tourism will not be possible in Maldives, because there is no natural source of water/ electricity, and neither proper airport, however, tourism in Maldives has flourished today . The arrival of the first tourist group is estimated to have occurred in February 1972. Tourism in Maldives started with just two resorts with a capacity of about 280 beds. Kurumba Island Resort is the first resort which was opened in Maldives, followed by Bandos Island Resort. At present, there are over 105 resorts located in the different atolls constituting the Republic of Maldives. Over the past few decades, the number of tourists in Maldives has risen continuously. In 2009, local island guesthouses started popping up in the Maldives.
This was thanks to a change in regulations that began to officially allow tourists to stay among the local population, rather than just on privately owned resort islands. In 2015, a total of 1.2 million tourists visited the Maldives, and another 1.5 million visited in 2016. Current work is being undertaken to dramatically boost tourism numbers by constructing another 120 properties, which will include foreign developers such as the Four Seasons, JW Marriott, and The Westin. It is estimated that another 100 new islands with 100 to 200 rooms each will be needed to reach a capacity capable of receiving 7.5 million visitors by 2018, this is what Maldives government targeting, can this achievable? Until recently, tourism was restricted to the Maldives resorts, built on uninhabited islands where all services are offered within the island, with no contact with the local people. Guests rarely move away from the resorts, managed mostly by foreign multinationals, whose revenues only minimally go to the local economy. Recently the legalization of tourist facilities took place on the islands inhabited by locals, to create new jobs and allow more people to enjoy the gains from tourism. One example of inhabited island where “guest houses are growing is Huraa, situated in Kaafu Atoll of Maldives, one of the nearest locations from Malè’s International Airport (only 20 km), where tourists can stay in a local guest house among island inhabitants.