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The secret to top class hospitality in the Maldives
This month, we highlight our Housekeeping Department that is responsible for the grand gestures, such as creative bed decorations, the finer details that make your stay in our Villas and Rooms as comfortable as possible, and everything else in between. In an interview with Mirjana Vidic, Executive Housekeeper at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, learn more about what goes into your perfect stay at Vilamendhoo.

Mirjana was born in Belgrade, Serbia and had developed a love for the Hotel industry from her father, who used to work as a Chef. With the desire to gain great life and work experience, Mirjana decided to travel soon after graduation. She had the opportunity to work and live in different places, England, Montenegro, Laos and Maldives, where she finally joined the Vilamendhoo family in August, 2016.

Name one spot on Vilamendhoo that you love to go and relax?
I have more than one place where I relax. Some of my highlights are, watching the Sunset at the end of the Water Villas Jetty, swimming in the ocean, and having a spicy Ginger tea at Duniye Spa. Those places make me feel like I live in paradise - truly magical.

Describe your normal day at Housekeeping Department?
My working day starts with tasty Lemon Green tea and after checking emails, I have a briefing with my team. We make sure all rooms are ready on time for guest arrivals and all information is shared with related team members. We follow up on in-house guest requests and maintenance issues as well, to make sure that everything is covered.

After breakfast, I take a round of the island and check on my team, Supervisors, Tailors, Laundry Operation, Room Boys and Public Area Cleaners. This part of the day is most important for me. I get the chance to see employees in operation individually and really get familiar with work quality, status of equipment, etc. On my way around the Island, I also meet with the guests. I use this opportunity to chat with them and make sure they are happy with their stay, or if there is anything I can do for them.
Second part of the day is reserved for office work and meetings. Though I have my daily routine, every day is a new challenge, new surprise and chance to do something special, either for guests, for my team, friends or myself.
I love Housekeeping, we are everywhere, all around the island connected with every department of the resort.

What is the best compliment that you or your department have received from a guest?
In my opinion there is no “The Best” compliment. For us, every smile, every happy guest, a simple “Thank you”, every high score on social media, every positive feedback on a guest comment card is a reward for my team and me. Guests' Appreciation is the most valuable stimulus for our work.

What are some of the popular requests that guests make for their Villa setting before arrival?
Well, we have so many guest requests but the most common are related to Mini Bar drinks, for example guest prefer Diet Coke instead of regular Coke, so we simply replace them. Then we have requests for hypoallergenic pillows and duvets.

How do you and your team prepare each Villa for arriving guests?
First of all, we read the arrival list from our Front Office colleagues. On that list we have several information, which is very important for the smooth operation. Information like guest's arrival time, number of guests arriving in one room, any guest preferences, etc. has to be shared with the room boys so that they can prepare the room accordingly. After the cleaning of the room, the Housekeeping Supervisor will check the room, to see if the setup, maintenance and cleanliness is up to Vilamendhoo standards. Only when Supervisors handover the room as Vacant Inspected to Front Office, the guest can finally check in.

Guest reviews show that Vilamendhoo’s Villas are immaculately clean. How many times a day does your team attend to each Guest Villa?
Every day Housekeeping boys provide service twice per day, morning service and evening service - called Turn Down. Sometimes we clean the room even more than twice if the guest requests.

Share one of the ways you and your team make guests feel truly special?
One of the most popular ways for a positive first impression is bed decoration, but this is not the most impressive. The main reason why our guests are happy, and keep returning to us is because we provide the service in an honest and natural way. Many Room Boys develop a special kind of friendship with guests. After guests leave the island, they keep in touch throughout the years, sharing messages, photos and sometimes gifts with the Room Boys.

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