Patina Maldives Resort in the Fary Islands project announces the first foreign educational program in partnership with the Hotel College of Lausanne

The new project achieves leadership through the work and study program available to the employees of Patina Maldives Resort and the acquisition of an accredited diploma from major educational institutions in the field of hospitality

United Arab Emirates Dubai: The “Fary Islands” project in the Maldives welcomed the first group of students at its Center for Vocational Education and Training, which offers its programs in collaboration with the Hotel College of Lausanne – the most prestigious hotel college in the world.

The first of its kind training courses represent a great opportunity for ambitious and talented people who want to develop their professional abilities and knowledge in a way that supports their professional development in the hotel and restaurant sector. Those who join the courses, which last for three years, receive an internationally accredited diploma issued and signed by the Hotel College in Lausanne and recognized by the Maldives Qualification Authority, to give talented youth a realistic and reliable alternative to hotel colleges in Europe give.

In this context, Mr. Mohamed Rashid, Director of Human Resources at Patina Maldives Resort in the Faroe Islands, said: “We are happy to be the first in this initiative, which is the first of its kind and internationally accredited training in the field of hotel and hospitality in the Maldives This leadership is in line with the spirit of excellence. We are committed to enriching their path to success in collaboration with The Hotel College of Lausanne, to enable them to realize their full potential in hospitality management. “

The course curriculum uses content developed in the form of training modules in Switzerland and combines practical on-the-job training with classroom learning and assessment. During the academic year 2022/2023, the 6-month foundation unit courses and intermediate and advanced courses are available before students graduate and obtain a professional diploma. Courses are offered between May and October for a total diploma program duration of three years.

Fourteen students were selected based on specific criteria to join the first course, under the full sponsorship of Patina Maldives Resort, covering tuition fees and study materials.

The program will be developed from 2023 by adding new diploma programs in the fields of cooking, room service, food and beverage, hotel management and hotel communication, with 30 students enrolled in each group. The program begins by receiving young people from the hotels of the Fary Islands project, while the final phase of the initiative includes opening the program to all Maldivian citizens.

As for the training content, it is provided by managers and supervisors of departments accredited by the Hotel College in Lausanne. It is worth noting that the Fary Islands project, based on a four-island archipelago, developed by the Pontiac Land Group, was launched last year with the opening of Patina Maldives Resort and The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Resort, while a third resort under the Capella brand is scheduled to open in 2025.

The project includes an island completely dedicated to the facilities of “Vary Camps”, which includes a variety of facilities and housing units in order to bring about a real change in the field of housing and employee welfare in the Maldives. Integrated of recreational facilities, services and various advantages of outdoor spaces and the entire coast of the island. Vary Camps is designed to instill a sense of belonging and strengthen connections between workers, thanks to a number of smart common areas inspired by the traditional communities of the Maldives, which cater to the different needs of the residents.

The vocational education and training program and the sponsorship program are a further confirmation of the commitment of Patina Maldives Resort and the Faroe Islands project to attract and employ the best talented local youth and support their career paths through promising development opportunities to offer the team members.


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About Patina Maldives Resort, Fary Islands

Patina Maldives Fary Islands Resort is the first destination developed by the new resort brand Patina Hotels & Resorts – the latest hospitality concept from Capella Hotel Group. Designed by renowned Brazilian architect, Marcio Cogan, the resort features 90 contemporary villas ranging in size from one to three bedrooms in beachfront and overwater locations, along with 20 studios that embody the harmony of excitement and tranquility. Located in the Faroe Islands archipelago in a remnant of islands north of Male, the resort offers guests a life-giving experience with tailored wellness programs, interactive music programs, signature culinary experiences, as well as enjoying the day-flooded James Turrell Skyspace . Suite – all in a social, lively and focused atmosphere. The heart of the project is Vary Marina Village and Vary Beach Club.

About Patina Hotels and Resorts

Patina Resorts & Hotels is the latest hospitality concept from Capella Hotel Group, born from a desire for guests to celebrate exclusivity as the brand attracts a new generation of travelers looking for a deeper connection with themselves and the world around them . The design is human-centered and flows with their natural feelings to give each guest an experience that meets their individual needs and ensures an experience unlike any other. Patina Maldives Fari Islands, a five-star upscale resort, will be the luxury brand’s first project, while it is developing another project in Ubud in Bali and eyeing a number of opportunities in China, Japan and Southeast Asia.

About the Vary Islands Project

Offering a luxury Maldivian resort experience that celebrates nature, connectivity and sophistication, Vary Islands is a project of the Pontiac Land Group. The project is based on three international hospitality brands and is located in North Male in the Maldives, a 45-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport. The archipelago also includes the beautiful village of Vari Marina, which includes a beach club, a number of elegant shops and a variety of excellent restaurants and cafes, carefully selected to match the atmosphere of the place. The elegant spaces in the project were designed by a number of prestigious engineering and architecture firms, including Studio MK27 led by architect Marchio Cogan, Kingo Kuma and Associates and Kerry Hill Architects – to achieve a delicate balance between calm and serenity with ‘ a lively social atmosphere. One of the islands includes “Fary Camps”, dedicated to housing employees with a focus on community services, education and communication facilities, to be the first of its kind in the Maldives.

About the Pontiac Land group

The Pontiac Land Group is a private property developer, owner and operator in Singapore with assets spread across hospitality, mixed-use, commercial and residential projects. Building on over fifty years of experience in luxury real estate development, Pontiac Land Group strives to enhance built environments through thoughtful design and unique architecture to support each project with world-class art and a dedicated property management team, offering the highest levels of hospitality . and luxury. The group has assets in Singapore, New York, Sydney and the Maldives, and participated in the launch of the Capella Hotel Group in Asia in 2006 before being fully acquired as a subsidiary in 2017.

About the Hotel College in Lausanne

The Hotel College in Lausanne is the first hotel college in the world, founded in 1893. In 2022, for the fourth consecutive year, the college is ranked first as the best hotel management school in the QS World University Rankings in the Hospitality and Leisure Management category. It also received the ‘Best Educational Innovation’ award at the World Hospitality Awards 2019 in recognition of the undergraduate program in International Hospitality Management which offers study options in various colleges and provides support to students in the field of entrepreneurship.

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