General Manager Welcome Message

General Manager Welcome Message

Dear Guests,

Welcome to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, the island of solitude, peace and tranquillity. Surrounded by turquoise waters, each of the all-pool villas are sprinkled across lush green gardens of coconut trees and indigenous blooms.

Wind down the evening with the perfect cocktail accompanied by the vivid changing colours of the lagoon. Discover the Maldives’ diverse marine life or be rejuvenated under the healing touch of the therapists at Banyan Tree Spa.

Enjoy a wide selection of land, sea and recreational activities designed for guests of all ages here at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. From swimming with the majestic Manta rays, cruising onboard our two private yachts or dining on a sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean. After an exciting day out, indulge in eclectic Maldivian cuisine and unwind down with rejuvenating Spa treatments at our award-winning Banyan Tree Spa. This is the ultimate island getaway for spa aficionados!

My team and I look forward to having you as our guest at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru.

Sincerely, 

Mr. Srikant Peri, General Manager, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru


General Manager Biography

Mr. Srikant Peri is the General Manager- North Malé, responsible for overall operations and profitability for the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru. Srikant has joined the Banyan Tree Group in July 2012 as part of the pre-opening team of this first Banyan Tree unit in India.

Prior to joining Banyan Tree Group, Mr. Peri was the General Manager with the Oberoi Group, last at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, in the Indian Himalayas. He has with him over 26 years of working experience in the hospitality industry and has worked with numerous hotel brands such as Taj, Hotels, Resorts and Palaces, The Leela Group, Hilton Worldwide and the Oberoi Hotels and Resorts, across various states in India.

After graduating from the Institute of Hotel Management in Mumbai, India in 1988, Mr. Peri started his career as part of a pilot personal butler team at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi, working his way to Assistant Manager of In Room Dining. Following that he joined the Leela Hotel, Palaces and Resorts where he was in-charge of the pre-opening food and beverage teams for their resorts and hotels in Goa and Bengaluru.

Mr. Peri is a “Certified Hotel Administrator” by American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute, having received his certification in 2004 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Kakateiya University in India.

Srikant is an Indian national and is married with one child. He is fluent in English, Hindi and Urdu and a self-proclaimed theater buff. He likes spending his spare time with his family and pet German shepherd, listening to semi-classical Indian music and keeping abreast of current affairs.

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