Vakkaru, Maldives, 24 June 2023: Timeless sanctuary Vakkaru Maldives welcomes seasoned hospitality veteran Patrick Duff as the new Resort Manager. With an illustrious career spanning nearly four decades and experience in some of the world’s most prestigious luxury hotel brands, Patrick’s appointment marks a new chapter in the resort’s quest to deliver unparalleled service and experiences to its guests.
A highly respected hospitality professional, Duff’s international track record includes roles in 14 different countries with well-known brands such as the Starwood Luxury Collection, Fairmont, Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Shangri-La, Sukhothai Bangkok, and One & Only, among others.
Most recently, he served as Director of Operations (Task Force Re-brand) for Accor Resorts and Hotels in Phuket, Thailand. His prior roles include serving as Resident Manager (Consulting Task Force) at Shangri-La Yanuca Island, Fiji, as Resort Manager at Iniala Beach House in Thailand, as Director of Food & Beverage (EAM) at One & Only Reethi Rah in Maldives and as Director of Food & Beverage at W Taipei.
In his new role at Vakkaru Maldives, Duff will oversee the overall operations and work closely with all departments, including Rooms, Food & Beverage, Spa, and Recreation. His leadership and comprehensive understanding of luxury hospitality operations are set to elevate the guest experiences at Vakkaru Maldives.
“We are absolutely delighted to have Patrick Duff join our team,” Iain McCormack, General Manager, Vakkaru Maldives. “His exceptional experience, vision, and passion for hospitality will undoubtedly bring a fresh perspective to our resort. We look forward to witnessing his positive impact on our operations and guest experiences.