Nick Simmonds, as the new COO, will oversee all operational and strategic practices for both brands in the Maldives. He brings with him a wealth of experience, gained through an extensive career specializing in launching and operating some of the most well renowned hotels and resorts in the world. Most recently, Simmonds was Vice President of Chris Blackwell’s Island Outpost collection of hotels in Jamaica where he also headed up the company’s charitable foundations and environmental programs. Prior to Island Outpost, Simmonds was the General Manager at The Cotton House in Mustique, where he was responsible for the refurbishment and re-launch of the property. Simmonds also oversaw the launch and management of the highly acclaimed COMO Hotels & Resorts property, Parrot Cay, in the Turks and Caicos.

In addition to Simmonds incredible résumé, he also speaks fluent Zulu, Xhosa, and Afrikaans.