Joachim Schuette has joined Viceroy Maldives succeeding Mark Sterner as the new General Manager. Schuette was the pre-opening General Manager at Velaa Private Island Maldives, and is scheduled to start work at Viceroy Maldives from 1st December 2014. Schuette moved from Resident Manager to General Manager at the Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts during his thirteen years of service with the group. He also worked in the corporate office as the Director of Development for four years.
Hospitality veteran Schutte’s extensive career has taken him from his home country Germany across the globe including Zurich, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur, Bali, Cairo, Qindao, Jakarta, Chennai, Philippines and to the Maldives.
Upon his appointment as the General Manager Joachim Schuette commented “I am so excited to have returned to the Indian Ocean, to join such a dynamic team of dedicated and talented individuals at Viceroy Maldives! Now just over two years young, and well established in the region, we have lots of exciting plans on the 2015 horizon, I am delighted to be part of this journey!”
Andrew Humphries (Regional Vice President & General Manager of Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi) welcomed Schuette to the property saying “We are thrilled to have Joachim join the Viceroy Hotel Group. Hospitality is in his core and having already worked in the Maldives at Velaa Private Island and Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives, he is very knowledgeable about the unique characteristics of this beautiful archipelago. Joachim’s previous experience in the Maldives and internationally makes him a strong leader for the team and he is a great addition with an exciting and dynamic shared vision of the future of the Viceroy Maldives.”
Viceroy Maldives is located in the Shaviyani Atoll, a Northern Atoll in the Maldives and it takes a 50 minute seaplane ride from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport to this 17 acre island.
Viceroy Maldives is located in the Shaviyani Atoll, 192km from the capital island of Male and the international Airport. Take an incredible 50 minute seaplane ride over the turquoise waters and Maldivian islands, to the uncharted northern edge. Here lies Viceroy Maldives, with over 17 acres of palm trees and pristine sand encircling a startling blue lagoon.
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