The new Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, which opened in the Baa Atoll in Autumn 2018, is delighted to announce the appointment of Director of Wellness, Dr Anand Kumar. Dr Kumar will be responsible for all aspects of the resort’s comprehensive wellbeing offering, from spa and fitness to wellness workshops and nutrition. This recent appointment highlights the brand’s overarching philosophy of wellness and its commitment to the health and wellbeing of its guests.
A Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences, Dr Kumar brings with him a wealth of experience in spa management, wellbeing, natural healing and yoga. He has worked for Marriott for the past five years, heading up luxury spas at the JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity and, most recently, Marriott Al Jaddaf in Dubai. Prior to that, Dr Kumar oversaw the opening of Vana Wellness Retreat in India in 2013 and held Spa Manager roles at Hyatt Regency Chennai, Goa Marriott Resort and the Jiva Spa at the Taj Rambagh Palace.
In his role as Director of Wellness at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, Dr Kumar will strive to deliver the region’s most comprehensive wellness offering for guests. Heading up the Heavenly Spa by Westin™ and the 24-hour WestinWORKOUT® fitness centre, Dr Kumar will implement an inclusive programme spanning the many facets of physical and mental wellbeing; from massage therapies, natural healing, holistic health, yoga, meditation and nutrition. Dr Kumar and his team are committed to offering a bespoke and highly individual wellbeing experience for all guests.
Dr Anand Kumar has commented: “I am delighted to be joining The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort as Director of Wellness. The resort is extremely committed to replenishing the mind and body with personal sensory experience, helping guests to feel rejuvenated and energized. The Westin Maldives’ extensive facilities and wellness team are dedicated to creating the finest wellness experience, and I am excited to be building upon these foundations”.
The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort has heralded the Westin brand’s wellness positioning in the Maldives and echoes its philosophy “Empowering a Better You™” through the brand’s Six Pillars of Well-Being: Feel Well, Work Well, Move Well, Eat Well, Sleep Well and Play Well.
Nestled on a beautiful coral island in the Baa Atoll, a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort features 70 villas and suites, 41 on the island and 29 overwater. Assembled by award-winning Milan-based architects PEIA Associati, the resort’s design takes inspiration from the ocean with a visionary approach towards environmental sustainability.
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