Industry Update
Appointment 8 April 2016

Heinrich Morio

Appointed Managing Director - Maldives
At Soneva Group in Bangkok, Thailand

Heinrich MorioSoneva Resorts and Residences, the world-leading luxury resort operator, has announced that Heinrich Morio has joined the company as the new Managing Director – Maldives, responsible for overseeing its flagship resort Soneva Fushi as well as its latest luxury offerings Soneva in Aqua and Soneva Jani. A dual US and German National, Heinrich’s hospitality career spans more than 35 years, most of which have been spent in the management team of some of the world’s most renowned luxury hotels and resorts. Prior to joining Soneva, Heinrich was the General Manager (opening) of the Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai, and formerly the General Manager of the Burj al Arab, as well as the General Manager of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, both also located in Dubai, UAE. Before moving to the Middle East, Heinrich was the General Manager of several One & Only properties in Mauritius and Bahamas, as well as luxury resorts in the United States. He will join Soneva in July 2016.

Soneva Group

The Soneva Group is a world leading sustainable luxury resort operator which owns and manages Soneva Fushi in the Maldives and Soneva Kiri in Thailand. Soneva in Aqua, a new yacht experience, will be launched in the Maldives in 2014.
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