Emerald Faarufushi Resort and Spa, the newest addition to The Emerald Collection and proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World, has announced the appointment of Patrick de Staercke as General Manager.
De Staercke comes to Emerald Faarufushi with strong expertise in resort operations and management in the Maldives and Asia, having served as General Manager at SAii Lagoon Maldives during Covid-19's chaotic height. With a background in food and beverage administration, de Staerke is well-suited to establish Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa, which features an intriguing Deluxe All-Inclusive concept that includes meals and drinks at the resort's many bars, restaurants, and events.
Thanks to an in-depth knowledge of the Maldivian archipelago, acquired during his many years of experience in the destination, de Staercke represents a fundamental figure for Emerald Faarufushi Resort and Spa. Moreover, he will oversee all operations in the pre and post-opening phase of the resort as it prepares to launch on June 30, 2022.
“We are thrilled to welcome Patrick de Staercke on board during such an exciting stage in the growth of our luxury hospitality brand. With a proven track record in managing some of the Maldives’ most luxurious openings, his expert knowledge of the destination and demonstrated passion for the guest experience will be invaluable for the launch of our second resort,” said Aldo Scarapicchia, partner and managing director, The Emerald Collection.
Framed by one of the Maldives most languid and extensive lagoons, Emerald Faarufushi Resort and Spa is a picturesque lush green island with a beautiful house reef, a state-of-the-art spa and unmatched dining. The island features 80 villas including a show-stopping Presidential Villa located on the pristine beach. With five fantastic restaurants and two bars to choose from as part of its signature Deluxe All-Inclusive formula, Emerald Faarufushi Resort and Spa will offer a level of variety, quality and creativity that is simply unmatched in the Maldives.