Siyam World, Maldives Announces Key Leadership Appointments

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PUBLISHED May 15, 2022 | updated May 15, 2022 04:51

Siyam World, Maldives welcomes Florian Niessing as Director of Food & Beverage and Maya Damayanti as Veyo Spa Manager to the team and to its world of possibilities.  

Originally from Germany, Florian has had extensive professional expertise within the industry worldwide, holding incredible positions such as  Hotel Manager at Staycity Hotel in Heidelberg, Cluster Director of Food and Beverage at Crown and Champa Resorts Maldives that  includes Kuredu Maldives, and Bar and Beverage Manager at Le Meridien, Xiamen in China.  

Creative and innovative with a passion for the food and beverage industry, Florian has worked around the globe, boasting career highlights such as running his own hotel/ restaurant/ bar in Phuket, Thailand, and winning numerous awards for his cocktail creations. With his love for marketing, Florian is also involved in innovating food and beverage experiences and implementing new ideas that go in line with Siyam Worlds’ unique personality, that will undoubtably make an impact at the resort. 

He joined Siyam World in late February to oversee, manage and develop all food and beverage related operations on site of over 14 restaurants and bars, including exclusive new beachfront Chef’s Table dining venue THE CUBE, all new restaurant concepts, and underground Wine Cellar Barrique.  

When asked about his vision for Siyam World, Florian quoted “I am very excited to be a part of the Siyam World family, we have such a genuine team and a lot of amazing ideas. Our goal is to offer the most exciting and extensive choices of F&B experiences in the market including genuine heartfelt service by a proud and passionate team.” 

Maya, originally from Indonesia, lives and breathes a life as a healthy practitioner, values the importance of balancing body, mind, and soul and focuses on a self-love/self-healing aspect in life.  

She joins Siyam World as Veyo Spa Manager and brings with her a wealth of international experience within the spa and wellness field and as a wellness practitioner.  

Maya has worked extensively with global luxury hotel and resort groups for more than 15 years in Bali, Malaysia, Maldives, Srilanka, India, and Middle East. She offers solid customer service skills and a wide knowledge of developing spa brand standards, including motivating and training staff. With her result-focused, innovative approach, and eye for detail, Maya will lead the Veyo Spa team, oversee all spa operations, and be responsible for developments of spa marketing initiatives, treatment offerings and promotional activities to eventually expand spa revenues. 

A career highlight to point out for Maya, is her achievement of being awarded Best Spa Manager 2016 within the Bali Region by the Indonesian Tourism Government affiliated with (IndSpa) the Indonesian Spa Professional Association and, Indonesia Wellness Master Association (IWMA) and Wellness & Healthcare Entrepreneur Association (WHEA). 

A standalone brand under Sun Siyam Resorts, Siyam World, Maldives is an unapologetically quirky, all-embracing five-star all-inclusive island destination that transcends cultures and borders to offer guests an ever-expanding array of ‘never-seen-before’ experiences – from the Indian Ocean’s biggest floating water park to the Maldives’ first resort horse ranch. The natural 54-hectare island resort boasts an enticing variety of 19 accommodation categories ranging from 89 to 3,000 square metres, from lush Pool Beach Villas, expansive Beach Suites and breathtaking Beach Residences, to playful overwater Villas complete with irresistible water slides. An exclusive enclave, The Beach House Collection, also features stunning Grand Water Pavilions and the magnificent Palace. All accommodation types overlook the pristine Maldivian waters, come with direct access to the ocean and feature generously proportioned indoor and outdoor living spaces with private pools. 

Located in Noonu Atoll, Siyam World, Maldives is a mere 40 minutes’ direct seaplane ride from Velana International Airport, and also accessible via a 30-minute domestic flight to Maafaru Airport followed by a 10-minute speedboat trip. For more information, visit Siyam World  


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