Marriott is delighted to introduce Emilio Fortini as General Manager of Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, North Malé Atoll, Maldives. Emilio’s recent appointment coincides with the completion of a $20 million renovation to the newly transformed resort, now exhibiting beautiful Maldivian architecture with a contemporary twist to reflect the five-star experience guaranteed at the property.
Emilio is a seasoned hotelier with over thirty-five years of hospitality experience in Asia Pacific, including leading the refurbishment and subsequent re-brand of properties in previous roles. His passion for travel and hospitality began when he joined Rydges Hotels & Resorts in 1995, where he held several F&B Management roles before being promoted to General Manager in 2001. Emilio moved to Fiji Island in 2005 as General Manager of The Pearl South Pacific Resort, Spa and Championship Golf Course, where he led the refurbishment of the property, turning the resort into the destination of choice for international visitors and Suva expats.
Continuing to excel in the hospitality industry, Emilio pursued further leadership roles as General Manager and subsequently as Senior Vice President Operations at Rendezvous Hospitality Group, managing 13 hotels across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Following his position of Director of Operations at TFE Hotels in 2014, Emilio’s most recent role was General Manager of Lizard Island Resort in Australia before moving to Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa to lead on the renovation project.
On a personal level, Emilio holds a passion for scuba-diving, reading, wellness and daily exercise.
He comments, “At Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, our team understands the importance of instilling the ultimate island holiday experience for guests, inspired by the Maldivian landscape and lifestyle we are fortunate enough to experience everyday. The resort’s new design even takes inspiration from this surrounding environment and we are excited for both new and returning guests to discover the amazing results of this grand refurbishment project.”