On 1 September, Mariya was appointed Resort Manager of Summer Island Maldives, located in Kaafu atoll. In her new role, Mariya takes on the responsibility for the day-today management of the resort, advising the Board of Directors on strategy, and helping develop and grow the Summer Island Maldives brand. Mariya is a veteran of the Maldivian tourism industry with a career spanning fourteen years. She was previously Business Development and Marketing Manager for the Kaimoo THS group of companies, a post she held since 2013. In this role, Mariya helped with the re-development of Summer Island Maldives and was responsible for branding and marketing the resort in the months leading up to its re-opening last year.
Commenting on the appointment, Mohamed Manih Ahmed, Managing Director of Kaimoo THS Group said: “Mari is young, energetic and full of exciting ideas and has an excellent gauge of the innovations and developments in global tourism. “Mari’s experience, her academic achievements, and her natural business acumen will enable Summer Island Maldives to grow and consolidate its reputation as one of the most exciting holiday hotspots in the Maldives.”
Commenting on her new appointment, Mariya Shareef said: “Summer Island Maldives has always been close to my heart. It’s not only the beautiful island that makes it special, but also the amazing team and their hard work. I am proud to be a part of this team, and I thank the directors for trusting me in this role. It’s a pleasure, every day, to see smiling faces and I’m confident that as a team we can continue to be one of the best resorts in the Maldives.”
Summer Island Maldives Resort prides itself on offering tourists an authentically Maldivian, barefoot slice of paradise at an affordable price. One of the Maldives’ first resorts, and wholly Maldivian owned, Summer Island Maldives recently underwent a complete redevelopment. The resort now boasts fresh and zesty rooms, a spa, international restaurants, a rustic beach bar, a dive center and water sports center. Summer Island Maldives retains, though, the family-friendly, natural atmosphere that has made it such a popular destination. Summer Island Maldives offers an all-inclusive holiday, with a variety of rooms including water villas, at 4 star prices.