Marriott International resorts partner with Maldives National University to build future hoteliers

JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa | Photo: JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa

Malé, Maldives – The Maldives National University and seven Marriott International resorts in the Maldives signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the existing relations between Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies (FHTS) and the tourism industry towards human capacity development.

The MOU was signed by the Vice Chancellor of The Maldives National University, Dr. Mohamed Shareef and the respective General Managers of the seven Marriott Bonvoy Portfolio of resorts in the Maldives.

The MOU facilitates the capacity development of students and staff of both establishments in terms of knowledge exchange, internships, collaborative technical expertise between the two parties. This partnership will support, strengthen and develop mutually beneficial collaborative activities that would both contribute to the industry and academia positively.

Marriott International’s seven resorts in the Maldives all offer differentiated experiences for guests with the portfolio consisting of both Luxury and Premium brands. Through this partnership, the students will have the opportunity and access to a vast variety of learnings and trainings across departments, from operations to marketing and branding

Marriott International has consistently strengthened its presence in the Maldives through the entrance of various brands in the country, from premium to luxury, and is present across a range of atolls.

Through this collaboration, it is our hope that the youths of the Maldives are not only equipped with skills, but are poised to be on the forefront of successful careers in the industry.

Rivero Delgado, Marriot International Area Vice President for Singapore, Malaysia & Maldives

Vice President Delgado further stated that Marriott International values and believes in the substance of learning and training – beyond what we do, we are committed to empowering future hoteliers to hone their skills and reach their full potential.

Marriott International is a 94-year-old company, recognized today as a top employer and for its superior business operations. With W Maldives and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa having had their presence firmly established in the Maldives since 2006 and 2008 respectively, the recent years saw the opening of The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort in 2016, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort in 2018 and JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa in 2019. 2021 saw the opening of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands and Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa taking Marriott International’s portfolio in the Maldives to seven resorts with 701 rooms in total.