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Pulse Hotels & Resorts appoint new General Manager and Resort Manager for Kandima Maldives - opening December 2016

Grant Jefferies
Grant Jefferies is an Australian born, seasoned international hotelier whose passion for the industry developed from an upbringing in a family who owned hotels in Southeast Queensland Australia and which has resulted in an impressive career in hospitality spanning across the Pacific, USA, Europe and South East Asia.

Since graduating with a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia Business School in New York, Grant has gained over 29 years of invaluable experience in many aspects of the hospitality industry including hotels, resorts, cruise liners and casinos.  

Testaments to Grant’s experience include being New York’s youngest appointed General Manager of the Soho Grand Hotel New York, overseeing the launch of numerous luxury resorts in the Maldives, opening the sub continent’s largest Spa Resort managed by Six Senses and playing a significant role in bringing Formula One Racing to India whilst Vice President of Operations for Jaypee Hotels & Resorts.  

Grant has a proven track record of leading effectively and achieving results. He has a penchant for pre-openings and will apply his vast experience and expertise to Pulse Hotels & Resorts’ newest venture, Kandima Maldives.  

Jeremy Nordkamp – Resort Manager of Kandima Maldives 
Born and bred Australian Jeremy Nordkamp is a pre-opening hotel specialist with a particular interest in remote and island resorts.  

Jeremy is a passionate hotelier who brings more than 15 years’ experience to the role having previously worked with Mantra Group, Hilton Hotels and Voyages Hotels & Resorts at Sails in the Desert – Ayers Rock and Dunk Island.  He also spent many years managing operations at Accor’s 1000-bed Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort on the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island, in Queensland, Australia.  

Jeremy is results-driven with a passion for delivering 5-star service in hotel and resort environments. He is also known for his ability to develop high performance teams and cultures and is a welcome addition to the Kandima team in the Maldives.

Kandima Maldives will be the first lifestyle resort in the country and will offer guest the opportunity to experience the Maldives in a new way. The resort will offer a choice of 274 stylishly designed studios and villas, with eleven different categories to choice from, all of which have a private terrace and endless tropical views to enjoy.

Available from £160 per person, per night, based on two adults sharing a Sky Studio on a half board basis.

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