Industry Update
Appointment17 July 2014

Dietmar Koegerl

Appointed General Manager
At Per AQUUM NIYAMA in Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives

Dietmar Koegerl Per AQUUM has announced the appointment of Mr. Dietmar Koegerl as General Manager of NIYAMA, the company’s edgy, modern resort that lives its tagline, Nature’s Playground, to the fullest offering guests more than a romantic Maldivian escape. No stranger to the Maldives, Dietmar is known for his passion, creativity and enthusiasm in the hospitality industry, Dietmar explains, “After spending more than 30 years in the Asia Pacific region I can truly say that every aspect of the Maldives astounds me and that every traveller should experience the warmth and beauty at least once in their life. I am very proud to be part of such a visionary team that dares to be different at every turn here at Niyama.” Born and raised in Ingolstadt, Germany, a graduate of Cornell University and Insead University, Dietmar started his career path in hospitality in Food & Beverage with Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, working in Asia including in Thailand and Sri Lanka and in a number of island properties in the Maldives and the Seychelles. He returned to the Maldives in 2009 in the role of General Manager at Anantara Kihavah Villas, where he spearheaded the successful opening and ongoing operation of one of Anantara’s flagship resorts. Located in the South Western Atoll of Dhaalu, a 45 minute seaplane flight from Male, NIYAMA was created as an iconic property that stands out not only in the Maldives, but globally by bringing elements of stimulation and fun for guests. With a contemporary twist balanced by tranquillity with a sense stimulation and fun, NIYAMA offers 86 beach and over water Studios and Pavilions.

Minor International (MINT)

Minor Hotels is a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 145 hotels and serviced suites in operation under the Anantara, AVANI, PER AQUUM, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St.
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