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Jumeirah Vittaveli appoints a new Executive Chef

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Jumeirah Vittaveli appoints a new Executive Chef

Maldives, 19 January 2015: Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives has appointed Richard Faeh as the new Executive Chef.

In his new role, Richard will oversee Jumeirah Vittaveli’s three main restaurants ‘Mu’, ‘Samsara’ and ‘Fenesse’, ensuring consistent high quality food and service is delivered across all the resort’s menus. He will also focus on creating new ‘Dining by Design’ experiences. 

Born and educated in Switzerland, Richard enrolled at the Culinary Trade School in Zurich, before earning his executive chef certification from the Hotel School Montana in Lucerne. He began his career with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, building his wealth of experience in international cuisine across the brand’s portfolio of hotels. With over 30 years’ experience at Starwood and Hyatt Hotels, Richard has worked in 20 countries on four continents, including Spain, Germany, Sweden, Bahamas, Tunisia, Bangkok and Seoul.

Richard brings a cosmopolitan flavour to Jumeirah Vittaveli, using the freshest ingredients and highest quality local produce to enhance and develop the resort’s culinary offerings. Chef Richard will use his vast knowledge of diverse cuisines and cultures to create new menus for the resort’s three restaurants and for special, personalised guest dining experiences. 

Graham Kiy, General Manager of Jumeirah Vittaveli, said: “We are delighted to welcome Richard to Jumeirah Vittaveli. He brings a considerable amount of culinary experience from all around the world, which will serve to enhance Jumeirah Vittaveli’s reputation as a memorable destination in the Maldives with high quality cuisine.”

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About Jumeirah Vittaveli:

A 20-minute boat ride from Malé International Airport brings you to Jumeirah Vittaveli. Whether for an intimate escape or an indulgent family retreat, Jumeirah Vittaveli offers unmatched diversity, subtle luxury and personalised exploration. Impeccable choice and seamless service shape the character of this resort paradise, where every detail has been meticulously crafted to inspire journeys of discovery and enjoyment. Whether beach-side or over-water, all villas feature stunning interiors with private pools and access to the sandy shores or glistening waters. An inspirational Spa, a well-equipped overwater gymnasium, a children's club and 5 star PADI dive centre mean guests are always able to try something new. 

About Jumeirah Group:

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) and Rome in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VENU; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia and the UAE.

For further information please contact:
Genene Barraclough
Cluster Marketing and Communications Manager 
Jumeirah Maldives
Republic of Maldives
Email: genene.barraclough@jumeirah.com 
Telephone: +960 664 2020
Visit us: www.jumeirah.com

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