SINGAPORE 5 November 2021: Gili
Lankanfushi, one of the Maldives’ renowned resorts, has announced the
appointment of Matthew Senyard as the island’s new resort manager, whilst
Rodrigo Buanafina has been promoted to Director of Food and Beverage.

With IHG for the past 14 years in various
roles across his native Australia, Senyard has moved to the island after
working at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, where he worked as operations manager.

Matthew Senyard- Resort Manager.

In his new role, he’ll be responsible for
the day-to-day running of the resort’s 45 overwater villas whilst also working
closely to promote the resort’s ethos of sustainability, wellness, and barefoot
luxury, in partnership with the resort’s GM Nicolas Khairallah.

The new director of food & beverage,
Rodrigo Buanafina has worked at the resort since May 2018 and leads a 43-person
team to deliver personalized and unique culinary experiences to the resort’s
guests, including the launch of dining experiences such as a ‘Brazilian
Churrascaria theme night’ and ‘Dining for the Senses’.

Rodrigo Buanafina – Director of Food & Beverage.

Buanafina will continue to enhance the
resort’s ocean to plate philosophy, looking after the resort’s wide variety of
dining and destination options, including modern European-Maldivian fusion,
Japanese seafood, lantern-lit feasts on the beach, and private sunset cruises.

For more information, please visit www.gililankanfushi.com

About Gili Lankanfushi

Located in the North Male Atoll, Gili Lankanfushi opened in 2000 as the original overwater resort Soneva Gili. In 2012 the island was acquired by HPL (Hotel Properties Limited), a Singapore based company investing in hotels, lifestyles and properties around the world. Voted number one hotel in the world by Trip Advisor in 2015, Gili Lankanfushi is an easy 20-minute speedboat transfer from Male international airport. Set in the middle of its own lagoon, guests enjoy a barefoot existence with 360-degree views of the Indian Ocean.

Gili Lankanfushi’s 45 overwater villas, including the vast and secluded Private Reserve, offer unrivalled privacy. The wellbeing of the planet is at the heart of the Gili Lankanfushi, with each stay contributing towards preserving the natural environment, protecting the fragile marine ecosystem and treading lightly.

(Source: Gili Lankanfushi)