Jesper Soerensen appointed General Manager of The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives

 Tuesday, December 22, 2020 

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Jesper Soerensen has been appointed as the General Manager of The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives, the brand’s newest resort. Soerensen comes with more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has worked at properties around the world, from England, Singapore, and the U.S. to Qatar. He is a Danish national fluent in English, Danish, and German. His extensive branding, leadership, and marketing skills will be welcome assets as he will oversee every aspect of the resort’s daily operation and lead team members across multiple departments as a part of his new role.


Prior to his latest appointment, he served as the General Manager of the Six Senses Hotels and Resorts in Singapore, where he was a task force leader for the opening, branding, and management of their two five-star wellness properties, Duxton and Maxwell.  He enhanced the resorts’ identities and drove awareness and consumer demand with strategic branding campaigns, in addition to hiring, training, and managing a staff of 175.


 

Soerensen was previously promoted from Hotel Manager to General Manager at the Shore Club beachside resort under the Morgans Hotel Group in Miami Beach. He generated the property’s highest annual revenue target during his time there and oversaw its retail space, spa, three restaurants, nightclub, bars, pool, and beach.  His numerous responsibilities also included managing the property’s entertainment, accounting, security operations, corporate training programs, and human resources functions.


 

Before moving to Miami, Soerensen served as the Director of Rooms for St Martin’s Lane, a Morgans Hotel Group property in London.  He was proactively recruited as Front Office Manager and quickly promoted to be responsible for the performance of the room division.  Soerensen also controlled the hotel’s multi-million-dollar budget and further developed his experience with guest services, engineering, reservations, retail, and the spa.

 Amar Lalvani, Chief Executive Officer, Standard International said in his statement that Jesper’s creativity, touch with guests, boundless energy and positive spirit make him a fantastic addition to the team and shared that it is a pleasure to welcome him to the paradise. He also mentioned that Soerensen has vast experience throughout the world at some really wonderful properties and stated that the company is excited for him to help bring The Standard’s culture to life in its first island resort, and first property in the region.


Speaking about his appointment Soerensen added that he is thrilled to be a part of bringing an incredible new property like The Standard to the Maldives and Asia. He mentioned that it is the company’s priority to ensure the safety and health of guests while maintaining a memorable experience for them. He also mentioned that fortunately, the Maldives is one of the safest remote areas in the world and ideal for social distancing.


Traditionally seen as a couple’s destination, The Standard has taken a fresh approach to its island retreat, offering relaxation, social activities and vibrant cultural experiences that welcome not only couples, but groups of friends and singles looking to reset and recharge in paradise.  Guests are spoiled for choice with a selection of curated experiences and cultural programs that include indigenous basket weaving, a moonlight cinema beneath the stars or join one of their legendary pool parties at the beachside infinity pool.  The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives also has some of the most experienced guides for snorkeling and diving excursions through the resort’s protected house reef and local waters. 


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