Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa has announced the appointment of Julian Moore as General Manager, effective April 2013. Julian returns to the Maldives property, having been part of the pre-opening team in the lead up to the hotel’s launch in 2009. With a career in hospitality spanning 30 years, Julian brings a wealth of experience to Hadahaa. He has a thorough understanding of leading luxury island resorts, managing new and existing properties, and has over five years experience in the Maldives. Julian also has vast knowledge of Hadahaa, having spent two years as General Manager of the property in advance of the opening.
Originally from Australia, Julian has previously held management positions at Coco Palm Dhunikolhu, Maldives; Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa, Maldives; The Royal Mirage, Dubai; Longitude 131, Australia; and Meridien Hotels & Resorts, Thailand. Prior to joining Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, Julian was General Manager at Pacific Resort Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, where he was selected General Manager of the Year for the South Pacific in both 2011 and 2012 at the annual HM Industry Awards in Australia.
Speaking about his appointment, Julian said: “I am delighted to return to Hadahaa and to join the renowned Hyatt brand. Since its launch in September 2009, Hadahaa has become one of the finest luxury resorts in the Maldives, and I am excited to have the opportunity to build on the excellent work of the previous GM, Pierre Lang.”
Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa underwent an extensive refurbishment in 2012, to coincide with the launch of a new regional airport in the south of the Maldives. Maldivian now flies five times daily to Kooddoo Airport the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, reducing the internal journey time to Hadahaa by nearly half (now 1 hour from Male).