Ashraf joins The Nautilus Maldives from Niyama Private Islands Maldives where he had served as the Resort Manager since May 2016.
After finishing a BTEC Diploma in Tourism Management in 1999, Ashraf joined local hotel group AAA Hotels & Resorts as a marketing executive. He later moved to Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and worked his way up to become a front desk manager.
Following his posting with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Ashraf worked as the Resort Manager at several resorts operated by world-renowned Thai hospitality group Minor Hotels including Anantara Veli Maldives Resort and Niyama Private Islands Maldives.
The Nautilus Maldives welcomed its first guests in February, ushering in a new world of luxury in Baa Atoll.
With only 26 beach and ocean houses on a tiny coral reef-encircled island, The Nautilus is a bohemian hideaway located in the only UNESCO biosphere reserve in the Maldives. Here, a kaleidoscopic wonderland of incredible marine life awaits discovery: trips to world-renowned Hanifaru Bay to swim amongst manta rays; diving on iridescent coral reefs; exploring remote sandbanks and deserted islands or just cruising the ocean on a custom-built yacht are amongst the many adventures guests can look forward to.
Built by a Maldivian entrepreneur, The Nautilus is his ultimate project in the country, created to express his personal vision of the best that luxury can be – not just in the Maldives, but worldwide. With its philosophy “a world of your own making,” this is a celebration of the individual spirit, liberation, and freedom unconditional. A place where guests are encouraged to be themselves and shape their own personal journey. And, most of all, to celebrate the people they’re with, in any way they choose. Because in the end, it’s these simple, elemental pleasures – that ability to simply be – that form the greatest luxury of all.