Taj Maldives, part of the Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), has made history by appointing its first female Cluster General Manager. Corinna Luebbe will oversee operations for IHCL’s award-winning properties in the Maldives – Taj Exotica Resort & Spa and Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa.

With a degree in Economics from the Fachhochschule Wilhelmshaven in Germany, Luebbe has an extensive international career in the hospitality industry, having worked with Aman Resorts in France and Indonesia, Mandarin Oriental in New York, and various Taj properties in Mauritius, New York, and San Francisco. Under her leadership at Taj Campton Place, the hotel was awarded a second Michelin star for its restaurant and the coveted Forbes Star Award.

Luebbe’s appointment aligns with IHCL’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as part of their “She Remains the Taj” framework. The framework aims to raise women’s participation in IHCL’s workforce to 25% by 2025, including 25% of leadership roles at upcoming IHCL hotels to be women. Luebbe, known for her intrepid spirit, guest-centric approach, and focus on sustainability, was awarded General Manager of the Year for Medium-Sized Hotels in 2019 and named one of ‘The most influential women in Bay area Business 2018’.

As Taj Exotica Resort & Spa prepares to install one of the largest solar parks in the Maldives, Luebbe’s arrival will bring a fresh perspective and strong focus on sustainability to the resort. She was active in the San Francisco community as a board member of the Hotel Council of San Francisco and the San Francisco Travel Association and is fluent in English, French, and German.

Luebbe’s leadership at Taj Maldives is set to add another successful dimension to IHCL’s outstanding global management roster and foster a culture that holds female guests in high regard while nurturing its women associates and partners. Spread across Emboodhu Finolhu island in the middle of one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is one of the most glamorous and romantic 5-star resorts in the archipelago.