Scheduled to open its doors in Q4 of 2021, Sun World, Maldives, is the thrilling and bold new addition to Sun Siyam Resorts’ spectacular properties. Ahead of its grand opening, the resort had appointed hospitality trailblazer, Tom Mcloughlin, as the resort’s Island Chief and General Manager.
Unconventional disruptor and daring visionary, Mcloughlin, began his hospitality career with global brands including Accor and Hilton International. boasts a track record of heading innovative and iconic island concepts that have driven the evolution of the modern Maldives hospitality industry, such as Hilton Rangali (subsequently rebranded as Conrad), Dhoni Mighili, Huvafen Fushi, Amilla Fushi, and Finolhu. Maldives has been his home away from home for almost two decades, and his love for his second home is evident as is his expertise in helping owners curate extraordinary resort experiences.
With extensive knowledge in food and beverage, leisure and luxury travel, asset management and spa operations, he is set to support the owners and local management team in bringing Siyam World, Maldives to life.
Under the lead of Mcloughlin, the team at Siyam Work Maldives aims to create a striking new interpretation of the country’s rich natural wonders as a playground of possibilities; of memorably modern, quirky resort adventures and exciting, diverse experiences – confidently conceived and brilliantly brought to life.
As strong believers in local talents and capabilities, the brains behind Siyam World have made it their mission to develop Maldivian talent in the hospitality industry by aiming for a whopping 80% local employment rate. With the aspiration of building a resort concept on traditional roots, the training, employment and development of local talent has already commenced – including at higher managerial levels.
Located in the popular Noonu Atoll, Siyam World, Maldives, boasts an enticing variety of rooms and residences and classifies as a five-star all-inclusive resort unlike any other. Forget any preconceptions of monotonous dining in the Maldives: at 54 hectares, this island is one of the largest in the Maldives to house a resort, offering guests an abundance of space and variety. At Siyam World, there are a dozen different bars and restaurants to choose from and an endless array of ‘never-seen-before experiences to enjoy. This is a new resort that offers fun-loving, open-minded guests the freedom to roam, socialize and engage in an island community. With its uncompromisingly quirky with an “I can have it all” perception comes a deep-rooted soul and a unique approach to everything.