Message from the Resort Manager
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!
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.
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 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.
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, 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, 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!”
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.
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.
“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.
“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
Starting 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.
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.
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 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.
Jalsa – April 2019 Awards and Recognition
Rock Star Winner – Ibrahim Riyaz (Senior Katheeb)
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)
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
Amilla Thari – April 2019
WELCOME HOME NEW ISLANDERS
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