New General Manager announced for COMO Maalifushi in the Maldives
COMO Hotels and Resorts has appointed Pietro Addis as the new General Manager of COMO Maalifushi, a private island resort offering luxury, surf, wellness and family adventures in the Maldives’ Thaa Atoll.
Pietro joins COMO from Aman Resorts, where he worked as Area Manager for Sri Lanka since December 2012. During this time, he was responsible for the overall management of the two award-winning properties in Sri Lanka: Amangalla in Galle Fort, and Amanwella in Tangalle.
After graduating with an honours degree in history from the University of Manchester, Pietro started his career as an analyst with Dutch bank ABN AMRO in London. After two years, he moved into luxury travel, working with some of Britain’s leading operators, including Scott Dunn and Cazenove + Loyd.
Hans Jörg Meier, Chief Operating Office at COMO Hotels and Resorts, said, “We are excited to have Pietro as part of our COMO family. I’m confident that COMO Maalifushi will continue to grow under his leadership.”
COMO Maalifushi, which opened in January 2014, is the ultimate island for guests seeking Indian Ocean seclusion. Working with the existing team, Pietro will further enhance the luxury experience for visitors, including the gastronomy, COMO Shambhala wellness offering, surf instruction, dive centre and family-oriented excursions.
COMO Maalifushi opened in the Maldives in January 2014. It is the first of its kind in the pristine Thaa Atoll, a 60-minute seaplane journey from the capital, Malé. COMO Maalifushi is the ultimate away-from-it-all destination with white beach, inland tropical greenery and a cobalt lagoon. Koichiro Ikebuchi’s design showcases his sensitive approach to nature and cultural authenticity in garden villas with pools, overwater villas and large multi-room family suites. COMO Maalifushi also provides the ideal base for exploring the surrounding seas through surfing, sailing and diving, with instruction for all these activities available on site. COMO Maalifushi has three popular restaurants: ‘Thila’, for family-friendly cuisine; ‘Madi’, for local, Mediterranean, Indonesian and Thai-accented dishes; and ‘Tai’ for gourmet Japanese. Guests can enjoy holistic Asian therapies at the COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Maalifushi, which also offers yoga and a fully-equipped gym, with the guest experience from beginning to end defined by COMO’s exacting, passionate service.
COMO Hotels and Resorts offers personalised luxury travel experiences in its urban hotels, island resorts, adventure retreats and wellness resorts. The focus is always on service and design, adventure and culture, wellness and cuisine, while trying to uphold a strong, sustainable approach towards the people and places where we operate.
COMO Hotels and Resorts was founded by Christina Ong. Each property is hand-picked and individually curated. Properties include COMO The Halkin in London, three COMO Metropolitan hotels in London, Bangkok and Miami Beach, COMO Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos, COMO Cocoa Island and COMO Maalifushi in the Maldives, COMO Point Yamu in Phuket, three COMO Uma resorts in Bali and Bhutan, and COMO The Treasury in Perth, Australia.
COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali is a wellness retreat, managed in partnership with COMO’s sister brand in wellness, COMO Shambhala. COMO Shambhala products, services, cuisine, treatments and spa facilities are also available within each COMO property.