Outrigger Enterprises Group has appointed John Allanson as the general manager of Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort, an exclusive sanctuary of over-water bungalows and exquisite villas located within the crystal waters of the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll.
He will commence his position immediately and will report to Paul Richardson, executive vice president and chief operating officer in Outrigger’s corporate office in Hawaii.
Allanson, a UK national, brings to Outrigger 30 years’ experience in hotel and resort management in the Maldives, Vietnam and the UK.
Before joining Outrigger, he was the general manager of the Six Senses Con Dao Resort & Spa, a five-star property on Con Dao Island, Vietnam.
Allanson also spent two years as resort manager in the Maldives at the Six Senses Laamu Resort & Spa, a property with 97 villas.
For much of his career, Allanson has been a general manager, or in senior management positions including food and beverage, in various high-end UK country hotels, many of them with a spa facility.
“John’s leadership in hotel and resort operations in Asia and UK will help Outrigger take our acclaimed hotel operations in the Maldives from good to great,” said Richardson.
The Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort opened in August 2015 and offers guests a complete sense of privacy and intimate luxury.
Boasting the largest average villa sizes in the Maldives, the resort features 53 spacious villas, each with a private swimming pool.
The inspirational three-bedroom Grand Konotta Villa offers an enchanting oasis with floor-to-ceiling windows, an expansive sun deck and breath-taking infinity pool overlooking the pristine turquoise ocean.