The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is pleased to announce the appointment of Willy Ribbe as Resort Manager. Ribbe previously served as general manager of the Ritz-Carlton Doha, Sharq Village & Spa in Qatar for several years.
Ribbe has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and holds a prestigious background working across three continents: Europe, the Middle East and the United States. Beginning his career at Marriott Hotels in the food and beverage division as an Executive Chef, he transitioned straight to management positions at the Prague Marriott Hotel, Renaissance Prague Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments. He is fluent in English and German and married with two teenage daughters.
“I am excited to contribute my knowledge of luxury hospitality and the region to Conrad Maldives Rangali Island,” said Ribbe. “I am looking forward to continuing the success of one of the leading resorts in the Maldives.”
Ribbe has assumed responsibility for all operational aspects of the resort, overseeing accommodation, leisure facilities and the sales and marketing functions of the property. Ribbe will report directly to Carsten Schieck, Island Chief and Regional General Manager Maldives and Sri Lanka for Hilton Worldwide. Schieck said, “I am confident that Ribbe’s global industry expertise will support Hilton Worldwide’s dedication to the Maldives in addition to further evolving Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.”
The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s restaurant Ithaa, the world’s first undersea restaurant, just celebrated its fifth anniversary and is now offering guests the opportunity to spend the night underwater in the transformable Ithaa Suite for two. In addition, the resort was just named the 2010 “Indian Ocean Leading Resort” and “Maldives Leading Spa Resort” in the World Travelers Awards.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island boasts 50 luxurious water villas, 79 exotic beach villas and 21 fabulous spa water villas with private treatment rooms. Situated on a picturesque corner of the Maldives and spread across two islands, surrounded by a vibrant coral reef and lagoons, the resort provides world leading standards and has twice been voted ‘Best Hotel in the World’ and several times ‘Best Resort’.