Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa has appointed Juan Pablo Iametti as Executive Chef and Luca Piergiovanni as Sous Chef.
Chef Pablo brings 26 years of culinary experience to Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa and was previously the Chef de Cuisine at Grand Hyatt Amman. Hailing from Switzerland, his gastronomic journey started strongly, with wins at culinary competitions such as Jeunes Restaurateur’s d’Europe Suisse as best student-cook in Switzerland, ExpoGourmand’s annual Young Tournament Chef, Master Tournament, Pasta Category, and Master Tournament, Gran Finale.
Throughout his career, his passion for cooking has brought him to positions with several renowned hotels and restaurant brands such as Ristorante Grotto Della Salute, Switzerland, Blue Bay Reef Oasis Resort and Spa, Egypt, Grand Hyatt Dubai Andiamo Italian Restaurant and Hyatt Regency Santiago, Chile.
“With his extensive experience in upscale large operations and with a focus on quality, he was the clear choice to further enhance the culinary culture at the resort. No stranger to Mediterranean, Asian, Arabic and Latin American cuisines, Chef Pablo brings with him a vast experience and diverse styles of delectable food,” an announcement by the resort read.
“The resort looks forward to his creativity and leadership in the kitchen.”
Italian Chef Luca joins Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa from ZUMA Restaurant in Rome where he was the Sous Chef. His culinary career began as an intern at La Pergola, Hilton, Rome Cavalieri and then progressed to Castello Di Fighine and Gusto, both by Heinz Beck Restaurant.
To further develop his skills and techniques, his culinary passion allowed him to expand his experience at a variety of different restaurants all over the world, such as Therasia Resort, Palazzo Dama and Sayonara Restaurant.
Chef Luca’s journey has now led him to Hadahaa, and with him he brings a variety of spectacular dishes,” the resort said.
Tucked away from the teeming resorts of the dense northern atolls on a private island in Gaafu Alif Atoll, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa has more than 30 pristine dive sites to explore, all filled with rich marine life, including resident turtles and black-tip sharks. Diving enthusiasts will be spoilt at Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa as the resort boasts pristine waters, owing to its ongoing conservation efforts, which include banning motorised water sports and coral reef monitoring.
Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa currently features 50 villas — 36 on land and 14 over the ocean. Whether nestled within the island’s tropical greenery or elevated above the water, the villas are steps away from an idyllic beachfront, giving guests direct access to this area or the house reef. All spaces feature floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that lead to a private deck, with some villas inclusive of a private plunge pool.
The resort offers luxurious amenities, a host of recreational activities, and relaxing and rejuvenating treatments.
Since the five-star resort welcomed its first guests in 2009, it has undergone several refurbishments to offer guests a rare escape to a barefoot luxury experience. Most recently, it has launched two new luxury villa categories, including the resort’s two-bedroom family villas and villas with deluxe private pools.