JA Resorts & Hotels, Dubai’s leading hotel group, has announced the appointment of Jason Kruse as General Manager of JA Manafaru, Haa Alif Atoll, the northernmost private island resort in the Maldives.
With over 20 years of experience in the international hospitality and tourism industry, Jason began his career in key senior leadership roles across a range of hospitality properties in his native Australia.
Most recently, Jason served as General Manager of Amira Maldives Resort and Residences, where he breathed new life into the luxury resort’s guest experience for three and a half years. Prior to joining Amilla, he led the pre-opening team for the sustainability-focused Six Senses hotel in Fiji. Other Maldives experiences include Universal Resort Maldives’ Kurumba Island, where Jason worked for six years. He has also served as General Manager of Casa Del Mar in Langkawi, Malaysia and Breeze Resort in Bali, Indonesia.
Nelson Gibb, Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “Jason’s extensive experience in luxury resorts globally, and island destinations in particular, will complement JA Manafaru’s current talented hospitality team, further strengthening the island’s reputation for delivering first-class service and unique guests. Reputation for Experience.” Development – JA Resorts & Hotels.
“Jason is also keen to introduce more sustainable practices on the island, and his wife Victoria has joined the business as a sustainability and environmental consultant. With the support of the island team, the couple will focus on expanding JA Manafaru The essence of the core brand, to create a real Maldives resort.”
With just 84 beach and overwater villas, the lush natural island of JA Manafaru is the most remote of all the resorts in the Maldives, offering Indian Ocean tranquility and a five-star boutique experience. Just 10 minutes from Hoarafushi Airport and 50 minutes by premium non-stop flight from Velana International Airport, scenic. – trade arab news agency