JA Manafaru appoints general manager
Karen Merrick is the second female general manager in the JA Resorts & Hotels portfolio of eight properties
Merrick is the second female general manager in the JA Resorts & Hotels portfolio of eight properties.
Her career spans 30 years across a variety of boutique hotels in the Indian Ocean and Europe and this will be her fifth leadership role in the Maldives.
In her new role, she will be leading a team of 350 associates at the five-star luxury island resort.
Prior to joining JA Resorts & Hotels, she spent the last three years running the Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia. Merrick has previously worked at The Taaras Resort & Spa in Malaysia, Kemang Icon by Alila in Indonesia, Soneva Fushi Resort & Residences, Diva/White Sands Resort & Spa and The Rania Experience – all based in the Maldives and Ackergill Tower, Scotland.