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Welcome to our new edition of Velassaru Moments 2015
Around The Island

The resort team takes pride to ensure that all guests are served with the highest quality of personal service. We are constantly striving to see how we can improve your stay with us and we would like to take this opportunity of highlighting some key implementations that happened during the last quarter.

The Spa - With its recent refurbishment, The Spa now offers a newly renovated reception area, a cozy relaxation room and ten fully equipped overwater treatment rooms. The new facelift was designed by Mei Kheng Leong, an interior design specialist from Olive Garden Interior Design Pte. Ltd., Singapore. With a light touch of Japanese essence, Mei Kheng's creative concept uplifted The Spa with a softer and comfortable look and feel. The Spa had also recently launched a luxury wine spa treatment using red and white wine as its main ingredient for a full body scrub, wrap and massage. Velassaru Maldives is proud to be the first and only resort that offers Vinotherapie treatment in Maldives.

An all-inclusive price - From 01 November 2014, our on resort pricing is now fully inclusive of 12% GST and 10% service charge. The all-inclusive price principle was implemented after feedback from our guests who requested to simplify the payment procedure so that what pricing they saw on the menus was reflected on the final bill on checkout. The feedback thus far has been very positive and we continue to look forward to working with our guests and their suggestions to provide a better product and service for the future.

Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) - We are pleased to introduce our new TV system which allows guests an option of 100 complimentary movies on demand as well as incorporating our 40 cable TV channels. In addition guests may now check the latest resort information, view their bills, check flight arrival and departure details as we well view and order all our in villa dining options.

Honeymoon benefits - Newly-weds are well pampered with exclusive add-ons during their honeymoon stay. Guests enjoying their honeymoon with us will now be offered a complimentary sunset tapas dining experience with a glass of sparkling wine each at Chill Bar, 25USD spa credit to enjoy our variety of treatments, an in-room L'Occitane sleep well honeymoon gift pack and a welcome bottle of Taittinger champagne.

Festive Cheers

Everyone's favourite season of the year was better than ever!



Purely White Party - Celebrity DJ, Paul Harris, who spins for Dirty Vegas, played a series of popular house music. Bringing the groove back to the sunny island, the Taste For Life event was a collaboration with Magnolia Creative Collaborations and Taittinger Champagne.

Christmas & New Year Cheers - This year, Santa and his beautiful elves arrived in a jet-ski with gifts. While the parents kept their children busy with fun filled activities and festive treats, the resort spoilt the adults with abundance of colourful and delicious delicacies throughout the festive season. New Year's Eve gala dinner and countdown party with live entertainment from resident DJ Bappu in our little paradise was certainly a night to remember!

New Year, New Faces

Velassaru Maldives is proud to introduce three new members who recently joined its dynamic team.

Michael Häfner - Director of Food & Beverage

Known for his attention to details, Michael Häfner, who hails from Germany, joins the team as the Director of Food and Beverage. Michael's valuable knowledge and vast experiences include international stints in senior management roles in Hotel Marviaux, Brussels in Belgium, Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, Switzerland and Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg in Russia before moving to Velassaru Maldives. Hospitality Management is certainly Michael's forte as he holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Les Roches University of Applied Science in Crans Montana, Switzerland.

Linda Goh - Marketing & Communications Manager

Linda Goh, a Malaysian national, recently joins the team as the Marketing and Communications Manager. Linda's marketing career includes years of experience in Avillion Hotel Group in Malaysia, Traders Hotel in Dubai and OP3 Design in Dubai, a global exhibition design and event management company. Linda is an English Language and Literature graduate from University of Science, Malaysia and also holds a Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from i-to-i Travel, United Kingdom and a Certificate in Hospitality Marketing from Cornell University, New York.

Tri Permana - Pastry Chef

Permana, who joins the team as a Pastry Chef hails from Indonesia. With a Diploma in Tourism Management from Bali Tourism Institute, Permana brings with him international experiences from Canouan Resort St. Vincent & the Grenadines in the Carribean, Sheraton Kuwait Hotel and Towers and the Ritz Carlton in Doha, Qatar before joining Velassaru Maldives.

Upcoming Events

Take a sneak peak at what’s happening in the next two months.
February 2015

Valentine's Day Celebration - Special Menus for those wishing to celebrate Valentine's Day with us.

Chinese New Year - Celebrate the lunar year with a deluxe Asian buffet feast.

Mediterranean Wine Trip - Take a trip to the Mediterranean with various wine selection from Spain, South of France and Italy

March 2015

Fruit de Mer - Savour the best the sea has to offer. Enjoy an evening of local and international seafood grills.

El Churrasco - Immerse in succulent Churrasco grills sizzled to perfection on every Wednesday night.

Vibes of summer - A day of sun, sand, sea and chill-out lounge music at the beach.

Quotes & Comments

Here's what the guests have to say about us.

"The perfect start to an amazing honeymoon" - Laurence 1985 from Croydon, UK
"A little piece of heaven" - Trippers from Leeds, UK
"Dream paradise!" - Vbineo from Singapore
"Lovely romantic getaway" - Adele L from Vilnius, Lithuania
"Breathtaking resort, close to Male', lovely bathrooms!" - KC-meow from Abu Dhabi, UAE

P.O. Box 2015 Malé 20-02, Republic of Maldives T +960 665 6100 F +960 664 3041
www.velassaru.com