Seasoned Hospitality Veteran Takes the Helm at Vakkaru Maldives as Resort Manager

Patrick Duff at Vakkaru Maldives

Vakkaru Maldives, the timeless sanctuary, is excited to announce the appointment of Patrick Duff as the resort’s new Resort Manager.

With an impressive track record spanning almost four decades and experience in some of the world’s renowned luxury hotel brands, Patrick’s appointment represents a new chapter in the resort’s commitment to delivering unrivaled service and unforgettable experiences to its guests.

A highly respected hospitality professional, Duff has worked in 14 different countries and has held positions in some of the most highly acclaimed luxury hotel chains in the world, including Starwood Luxury Collection, Fairmont, Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Shangri-La, Sukhothai Bangkok, and One & Only, to name a few.



Patrick’s most recent role was as Director of Operations (Task Force Re-brand) for Accor Resorts and Hotels in Phuket, Thailand. His prior roles include that of Resident Manager (Consulting Task Force) at Shangri-La Yanuca Island, Fiji, as Resort Manager at Iniala Beach House in Thailand, as Director of Food & Beverage (EAM) at One & Only Reethi Rah in Maldives, and as Director of Food & Beverage at W Taipei.

In his new role as Resort Manager at Vakkaru Maldives, Duff will oversee the resort’s overall operations and work closely with all departments, including Rooms, Food & Beverage, Spa, and Recreation. His leadership and comprehensive understanding of luxury hospitality operations are set to elevate the guest experiences at Vakkaru Maldives to unprecedented levels.



“We are thrilled to welcome Patrick Duff to our team,” said Iain McCormack, General Manager, Vakkaru Maldives. “His remarkable experience, vision, and passion for hospitality will undoubtedly bring a fresh perspective to our resort. We look forward to seeing his positive impact on our operations and guest experiences.”

Vakkaru Maldives is located in the UNESCO biosphere reserve of Baa Atoll and boasts pristine beaches, lush tropical flora, extensive coral reefs, and crystal clear waters. The resort offers a wide range of dining options inspired by exceptional culinary craftsmanship, a state-of-the-art wellness center, and action-packed activities for all ages.

With Patrick’s vast expertise in luxury hospitality, the resort is poised to provide its guests with unparalleled service and extraordinary experiences. As the world begins to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, Vakkaru Maldives is committed to maintaining the highest standards of health and safety protocols to ensure the well-being of all guests.


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