Industry Update
Appointment26 January 2020

Andrew Steele

Appointed General Manager
At Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

Andrew Steele

With over twenty years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Andrew has worked with some of the world's most reputable brands - from Le Meridian and Mandarin Oriental to Shangri-La. He joins Fairmont Maldives from Potato Head Bali which, as Group Managing Director, he transformed into a globally recognised sustainable lifestyle hospitality brand, mobilising the company to become the first hospitality brand in Indonesia to be carbon neutral and opening the first zero-waste restaurant in the region. 


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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