Appointed General Manager
At The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives in Huruvalhi Island
Soerensen comes to The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives from his role as general manager at the Six Senses Hotels and Resorts in Singapore, where he was a task force leader for the opening, branding, and management of their two five-star wellness properties, Duxton and Maxwell. He enhanced the resorts' identities and drove awareness and consumer demand with strategic branding campaigns, in addition to hiring, training, and managing a staff of 175.
Prior to that role, Soerensen was promoted from hotel manager to general manager at the Shore Club beachside resort under the Morgans Hotel Group in Miami Beach. He generated the property's highest annual revenue target during his time there and oversaw its retail space, spa, three restaurants, nightclub, bars, pool, and beach. His numerous responsibilities also included managing the property's entertainment, accounting, security operations, corporate training programs, and human resources functions.
Before moving to Miami, Soerensen served as the director of rooms for St Martins Lane, a Morgans Hotel Group property in London. He was proactively recruited as front office manager and quickly promoted to be responsible for the performance of the room division. Soerensen also controlled the hotel's multi-million-dollar budget and further developed his experience with guest services, engineering, reservations, retail, and the spa.