Sun Siyam Iru Veli names Masdhooq Saeed as the New General Manager

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Masdhooq Saeed as General Manager, 2024

22 January, 2024

Sun Siyam Iru Veli, a Premium All Inclusive Maldives resort, announced the appointment of Masdhooq Saeed as General Manager, signifying a pivotal moment in the resort’s quest for the ultimate tropical island getaway while crafting enchanting but authentic experiences for its guests.

With an impressive track record spanning over 22 years in the hospitality industry, Masdhooq brings a wealth of experience from renowned brands such as One&Only Resorts, Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts, and Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas. His extensive expertise encompasses overseeing all facets of the Rooms Division, leading pre-opening projects in the Maldives and China, and playing a crucial role in the successful rebranding of Diva Maldives into LUX* South Ari Atoll in 2011.

In Masdhooq’s own words, “Luxury is a feeling, not a product. It is an emotional connection that we create with our guests and the myriad experiences we offer. Our guests seek personalized, unique experiences that align with their ethical values over monetary value. This is what makes our guests tick. And when you get that right, when you are able to make that connection, you win—hearts, minds, and so much more.” 

Masdhooq consistently stands out as a transformative figure, actively developing others and providing opportunities that one may need. Under his unwavering command and clarion call that “Anything Is Possible,” he has not only built teams but also guided careers and introduced new services, setting the benchmark year after year. He has a style that exudes both humility and supreme confidence, with unwavering devotion to his guests, team, company, and industry. 

His exceptional leadership and strategic vision were clearly demonstrated by achieving the number one spot on TripAdvisor for LUX* North Male’ Atoll within just five months of opening in 2019. Masdhooq’s commitment to forging emotional connections with guests and providing personalized and unique experiences aligned with ethical values underscores his belief that luxury is a feeling. 

“With Masdhooq at the helm, we are confident in delivering unparalleled, enchanting, but truly authentic guest experiences while fostering lasting connections with our valued guests at Sun Siyam Iru Veli. His dedication to identifying talent, building teams, and guiding careers, coupled with a passion for surpassing guest expectations, undoubtedly positions Masdhooq to elevate Sun Siyam Iru Veli to new heights. We eagerly anticipate the continued success and excellence that Masdhooq will bring to our resort”, said Deepak Booneady, CEO at Sun Siyam Resorts.



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  • Certified diving school
  • Wine Academy tastings
  • Fishing lessons from the locals
  • Weekly pool parties

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