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David Martens Appointed Complex General Manager for Starwoods
Two Resorts on Maldives, W Retreat & Spa – Maldives and the
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

January 2010, Maldives – W Retreat & Spa – Maldives and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa are proud to welcome David Martens, the new Complex General Manager. With over 24 years in the industry, crossing over several continents and receiving fantastic achievements along the way; David lands back in the Maldives to oversee the two award-winning Starwood properties.

In Australia, David started his hospitality career in Food & Beverage and quickly worked his way into management roles from Sydney, to Darwin and the Sunshine Coast. His love of travel took him overseas starting in Singapore and beyond. David spent 6 years in Vanuatu at the Le Meridien Port Vila Resort & Casino holding Executive Assistant Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing roles, before being appointed General Manager in his last two years.

After leaving Vanuatu, he took General Manager posts at luxury properties including the Le Meridien Hotel & Convention Centre Cochin in India, Cocoa Island Maldives and Vomo Island Resort in Fiji (managed by Sofitel), before settling in as the General Manager for 3 years at the Le Meridien Dahab Resort in Egypt.

Throughout his career David has a proven track record in pre-opening and re-branding of properties, incrementally increasing profit year-over-year, and attaining accolades for his given property. “It is wonderful to be back in Paradise with such stunning resorts. I look forward to continuing and exceeding the success that both Sheraton Maldives and W Maldives have had. The unique characteristics of both brands prove that there is something for everyone within the Starwood Maldives Collection and it is going to be an exciting journey”, says David.

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa has recently completed a renovation of the 156 rooms, relaunched the Sheraton culinary concept “Feast” – an interactive buffet restaurant, and enhanced Anchorage Bar by installing new daybeds and lounges. Just 15 minutes from Male International airport by speed boat, its accessibility makes it the perfect destination for experiencing the true culture of the Maldives with families and loved ones.

Located 25 minutes by seaplane from Male, W Retreat & Spa – Maldives is the private island playground for those seeking exclusivity and appreciation of a lifestyle brand that flirt with your senses. Each of the 78 retreats is a true escape where every detail has been thought out for you. “Whatever/Whenever” is the W Hotels’ philosophy and is delivered time and time again to ensure every guest’s wish is granted.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 982 properties in more than 100 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit


Rosemarie Domdom
Complex Director of Marketing

W Retreat & Spa - Maldives
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Fesdu Island | North Ari Atoll | Republic of Maldives
T: +960 666 2208 F: +960 666 2229 C: +960 977 3977

Also See: Starwood to Own 50% of First W Hotels Resort, 80 room Resort to be Located on Private Island in the Republic of Maldives / May 2004

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