The Arrival

Seaside Finolhu and MNU Collaborate for Hospitality Development

Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives and Maldives National University (MNU) have recently formalized a partnership with the signing of a significant Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the resort. 

This venture marks a significant milestone in both the tourism and education sectors, ushering in a period characterized by hands-on learning, academic inquiry, and active community involvement.

Distinguished representatives from both organizations, including Dr. Ali Fawaz Shareef, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Ms. Zeenath Solih, Dean of FHTS, Mr. Steven Phillips, General Manager of Seaside Finolhu Maldives, Mr. Matheen Faisal, Human Resource Manager of Seaside Finolhu Maldives, Mr. Eranga Bandara, Talent Development Manager of Seaside Finolhu Maldives, and team members from both Seaside Finolhu Maldives and The Maldives National University, attended the signing ceremony.


The primary objective of the MoU is to provide Seaside Finolhu’s employees with opportunities to pursue further education and development in hospitality through academic programs offered by MNU, catering to both locals and work permit holders. 

This initiative aims to provide convenient access to high-quality education and training, skill enhancement and on-site career development. The Outreach Centre within the resort creates a conducive learning environment, benefiting individual islanders and enhancing the overall excellence of the resort’s hospitality services for improved guest satisfaction.

Steven Phillips, General Manager of Seaside Finolhu, expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “This partnership with Maldives National University signifies our commitment to nurturing talent and excellence in hospitality. We are excited to provide our team with avenues for continuous learning and development.”

Recognizing the economic importance of tourism in the Maldives, the collaboration between Maldives National University and Seaside Finolhu shows a dedication to cultivating talent and relevant skills in hospitality and tourism.

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