Industry Update
Appointment29 October 2018

Iain McCormack

Appointed General Manager
At Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi

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Sirru Fen Fushi

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi has appointed Iain McCormack as its new General Manager.

With a wealth of luxury hospitality experience spanning an impressive four decades, Iain's expertise and insight will be a valuable asset to one of the newest luxury openings in the Maldives.

Having spent extended periods of time in Asia working with international hospitality companies such as Leading Hotels of the World and IHG as well as in the Maldives as the General Manager of Soneva Gili (now Gili Lankanfushi), Iain joins the first property in the Maldives by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts with an inherent understanding of what makes the archipelago's hospitality industry so unique.

Most recently Iain served as the Global Group Director of the Karma Group, an award-winning international travel and lifestyle hospitality brand. In his role, he had full strategic control of the group's 27 boutique and luxury resorts, including implementing brand standard systems, setting up structured sales and marketing plans, and driving the development division.

During his time in Asia, Iain had served as the Consultant General Manager at Naman Retreat, in Danang Vietnam, and as the General Manager at InterContinental Danang, Vietnam, contributing to the resort's multiple accolades, including winning "World's Leading Luxury Resort" in 2014 and 2015.

In addition to Asia, the Southampton College graduate had also worked in key leadership roles in hotels across the UK and Caribbean, including the Gleneagles Hotel, The Metropole Hotel and Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort.

Part of AccorHotels, the stunning new Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi offers 112 luxury villas, each with a private pool. Sirru Fen Fushi, which means 'secret water island' in the local Dhivehi language, is set on an exceptionally lush island bursting with flora and fauna. The picturesque locale is also surrounded by powder white sand beaches, peppered with thatched-roofed villas overlooking an endless turquoise sea.


Accor is a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique and meaningful experiences in almost 4,800 hotels, resorts, and residences across 100 countries. With an unrivalled portfolio of brands from luxury to economy, Accor has been providing hospitality savoir-faire for more than 50 years.
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