Fairmont Maldives’ new GM looks forward to taking Sustainability Lab to new levels

TD Editor

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, a luxury resort set in the North Shaviyani Atoll, has announced the appointment of Marshall Orton as general manager. With a wealth of luxury hospitality experience, spanning an impressive 25 years, in his new role Orton will lead the overall operations, performance, and strategic direction for Fairmont Maldives.

The appointment comes at an exciting time for the resort, with Maldivian tourism expected to return to pre pandemic levels by 2023 and the recent launch of the Fairmont Maldives’ Sustainability Lab, the first of its kind in the archipelago. A hub of eco-education, the lab turns plastic waste into bespoke souvenirs and unique products, educating guests of all ages and empowering local communities.

Marshall Orton said: “The hotel is renowned for its forward-thinking eco-initiatives and thoughtful luxury approach. I look forward to bringing a fresh perspective and continuing the legacy of this sustainably rooted resort.”

Before honing his managerial skills, he held a number of executive chef and culinary roles across the globe which were instrumental in shaping his understanding of the food & beverage sector. Orton joins the team with an inherent understanding of the resort’s key pillars: family, dining, sustainability and wellness.

Part of AccorHotels, Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi is a luxurious 120 villa resort and home to the largest, 200m infinity pool in the Maldives. Peppered with opulent Beach Villas, decadent Overwater Villas and luxury Tented Jungle Villas, the resort also boasts an onsite Art Studio, 9km long manta ray cleaning station,  the Willow Stream Spa and three gourmet restaurants.

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