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Jumeirah Vittaveli appoints a new Executive Chef

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Jumeirah Vittaveli appoints a new Executive Chef

Maldives, 07 July 2015: Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives has welcomed Chef Benjamin Rendell as the new Executive Chef.

Chef Ben will oversee Jumeirah Vittaveli’s main restaurants Mu, Samsara, Fenesse and the new signature restaurant Swarna scheduled to open this summer. Chef Ben will use his vast knowledge of diverse cuisines and cultures from around the world to bring new flair to the resort’s restaurants.

“We are delighted to welcome Chef Benjamin. I am confident his extensive knowledge and leadership skills will further enhance the resort’s culinary experience,” says Graham Kiy, General Manager of Jumeirah Vittaveli.

A British citizen, Ben earned his chef’s certification in the UK and spent several years in the kitchens of prestigious establishments, including the Savoy Grill in London. Ben brings over 45 years of culinary experience with him, as Executive and Regional Chef for luxury brands such as Mandarin Oriental, Le Meridien and Shangri La, in China, Singapore, Bahrain, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand.

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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, Bodrum, 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 VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Mauritius, Morocco, Oman, Russia and the UAE. 

For further information please contact:
Simmi Soodan
Director of Sales Jumeirah Maldives
Republic of Maldives
Email: simmi.soodan@jumeirah.com
Telephone: +960 664 2020
Visit us: www.jumeirah.com

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