In this month’s issue, we have a special guests’ appearance on our staff profile. This time, it’s not just one team member of Kuramathi, but two and also a lovely family who calls Kuramathi their second home.
Alain Trefois, our Director of Operations joined the Kuramathi team on January 17th 2010. Originally from Belgium, his story is an interesting one. He started as the F&B Manager and moved up to the Director of F&B after a year. This year, congratulate him again, as he is now the Director of Operations, a position that oversees several of the key departments within the resort. We asked him what his secret was, and he chuckled it off by saying he invested a lot of passion in what he did. A polyglot, Alain speaks English, Spanish, French, German and Dutch with ease. He has garnered years of experience in the hospitality industry and has worked in Spain, Switzerland, France, England, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Presently, he lives on Kuramathi with his family; his wife Sara – the Kids Club Manager, and their 10 year old daughter Sharon. When asked what message he would like to convey to guests he beamed up and said
“My message for our guests is to discover as much as you can of the fauna and flora of Kuramathi, since not all islands in the Maldives flaunt such vegetation. We have plenty to offer, from a mixture of global cuisines to activities and entertainment suitable for all guests. Chose this place if you are seeking quality relaxing atmosphere and serenity, a place to forget all worries”
Name: Alain Trefois
Birthday: 8th December
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Favourite colour: Blue
Sara shares her story with us as well. She first joined Kuramathi in September, 2011 and started at the Hydroponics Garden, overlooking the operations with the resident horticulturist. She then changed her hat, after joining the reception as a Guest Relations Officer mainly assisting guests of Spanish, Italian, and French origin. Her current position is overseeing the Kids Club, and she describes it as the perfect place to work, surrounded by the bubbly, go-happy kids. Sara has 9 year of experience in the hospitality industry and 6 years of experience as a recreational manager in a private children’s school.
Name: Sara Quiles Perez
Birthday: 21st September
Star Sign: Virgo
Favourite colour: Green