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Interview with DJ Akram from Kandima Maldives

DJing is a way of life for DJ Akram who grew up in the Maldives. He is renowned at Kandima for spinning the decks. Hotelier Maldives caught up with him to find out more about what it is like to be a DJ. HM: Tell me about your background. Where did you grow up? DJA: […]

The Floating Spa at South Palm Resort Maldives

South Palm Resort Maldives, Addu Atoll, features unique floating spa rooms. Perched over the island’s natural lake, the Kurumba Spa offers a tailored wellness experience with treatments focused on a renewed self after the session, body and skin care programs for a youthful and glowing self. Treatments range from special massages to Balinese sessions to […]

The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives Welcomes Wellness Practitioner Ranjith Saj

Veteran wellness practitioner Ranjith Saj has arrived at The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives for an exclusive month-long residency. From 15th October to 15th November, Ranjith will share his knowledge of global holistic philosophy and fifteen years of expertise in integrative medicine with specialized workshops and treatments that address the fundamentals of health and well-being. “Wellness is […]

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The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives Welcomes Wellness Practitioner Ranjith Saj

Veteran wellness practitioner Ranjith Saj has arrived at The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives for an exclusive month-long residency. From 15th October to 15th November, Ranjith will share his knowledge of global holistic philosophy and fifteen years of expertise in integrative medicine with specialized workshops and treatments that address the fundamentals of health and well-being. “Wellness is […]

Resort News Weekly Roundup

Fushifaru Maldives Hosts “Kulafihin Dhivehi Raajje” Art Competition Fushifaru Maldives hosted its much-anticipated art competition, “Kulafihin Dhivehi Raajje” on 9th October 2021 to celebrate World Tourism Day. This was an endeavour from the resort to nurture and empower local talents and to revive and preserve the rich inimitable Dhivehi culture. Eight participants from four different […]

Kuramathi Maldives Appoints New Learning & Development Manager and Marine Biologist

Kuramathi Maldives warmly welcomes the newest additions to its dynamic team: Harrish ‘Harry’ Manggaring Aniceto as learning & development manager and Michaela ‘Michi’ Richter as resident marine biologist. Hailing from the Philippines, Harry holds vast experience in the hospitality industry spanning thirteen years with exposure across various areas such as Food & Beverage, Front Office, […]

The Nautilus Maldives to ‘Celebrate Togetherness’ this Festive Season

For this festive season, The Nautilus’ team of House Masters promise bespoke, memory-of-a-lifetime holiday experiences for young and old alike and have curated a dazzling array of options from which to choose. Young guests can expect to be spoilt for choice with their own activities including an Elf Zumba dance party, Mocktail Competition and a […]

Trans Maldivian Airways Awarded ‘Seaplane Company Global Winner’ at World Luxury Travel Awards

Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) has been titled ‘Seaplane Company Global Winner’ at the 2021 World Luxury Travel Awards. The World Luxury Awards recognizes and epitomizes establishments for world-class service excellence, and awards are presented on a country, regional, continental and global basis. Winners are selected by votes from guests, travellers and industry players. This year’s […]

Grand Park Kodhipparu Launches a Curated Library

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives has partnered with Ultimate Library, UK to add a curated library to the resort’s Beach Club. The book collections displayed at the Beach Club range from marine life, islands and the sea with illustrated editions on wildlife to lifestyle and luxury living. Another collection can be found at Little Explorer’s Kids […]

Resort News Weekly Roundup

Radisson Blu Resort Maldives Prepares for Festive Season Radisson Blu Resort Maldives has arranged a wonderful array of festivities, from family-fun Christmas to romantic New Year getaway. Starting from 23rd December, guests are invited to participate in the candy cane treasure hunt and join the chefs to craft and decorate their own gingerbread house for […]

Tourism Updates from the Maldives – September 2021

Maldives welcomed 870,862 tourists at the end of September 2021.  There are thirty-nine scheduled and chartered airlines operating to the country. 885 tourist accommodation facilities resumed operations from a total of 1102 registered facilities. During September 2021, there were 114,896 tourist arrivals, a 2.3 decrease compared to September 2019. India remains the top source market […]

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Interview with DJ Akram from Kandima Maldives

Meet Oreste Traetto, Resident Manager, Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort

Oreste Traetto joins the Pullman Maldives Maamutaa as resident manager with almost three decades experience in senior management at hotels across the globe. He began his career in 1993 with Club Med and evolved within the ACCOR Group. Originally from Livorno Italy, he specialises in hotel opening, preopening and operation budget as well as aspects […]

Purchasing Power: Waraporn Dakhuntot, Purchasing Manager, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

In this interview with Hotelier Maldives, Waraporn Dakhuntot, purchasing manager for the recently-opened The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, speaks about the ideal supplier and her most successful deals. HM: How long have you been in Purchasing? WD: I have been working for more than fourteen years in the procurement sector in the hospitality industry, spanning […]

Meet Ali Waheed, the Highly Experienced Boat Captain at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Ali Waheed, 55, is the boat captain at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi in Noonu Atoll. With 22 years of experience in Sun Siyam Resorts, Ali is one of the oldest employees on the island. We interviewed him to learn more about his long journey. Tell me about yourself and your job My name is Ali […]

Feel the Beat of the Maldives with Jennifer Dons, Music Curator at W Maldives

Escape to W Maldives where the sound of the waves drumming against the infinity pool provides the perfect soundtrack to life as you luxuriate in a wonderland of white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and breathtaking reefs. From the moment you step onto this heart shaped island playground, get ready to welcome infinite days amplified by the […]

Products

IFS – A Pioneering Market Leader in Food Service Distribution

With its inception in 2013, International Food Solution Pvt Ltd (IFS) set out on an ambitious journey to become a ‘one-stop solution provider’ for food service distribution to the HoReCa and Retail sectors in Maldives. The company specializes in the distribution of premium food and non-food products from internationally recognized brands, in addition to serving […]

Suppliers You Should Know: Deli United

Deli United is a leading exporter of tropical first Grade fresh fruits, and vegetables, a wide array of foodstuff, bakery, flowers, and a large array of Hotel Equipment to Hotels and Resorts throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Established in 2010, with its head office in Bangkok, Deli United offers an unsurpassed selection of seasonal and year-round […]

Māzŭ Resortwear – Luxury Swim Wear Born from Hong Kong’s Rich Traditions

Inspired by Hong Kong’s rich maritime history, Adam Raby founded a luxury men’s swim wear brand that celebrates the country’s unique relationship with water. Combining traditional colours, local motifs, and unique fabrics, Māzŭ creates classic swim shorts for the man who understands quality and comfort. With an impressive range of more than forty designs, each […]

Good Food Maldives: Bringing Healthy Food Brands from around the World

Amidst the rising global trend of healthy eating and conscious consumerism, a passionate team of locals in the Maldives began sourcing organic grocery product lines from markets such as Australia and Europe. Good Food Maldives (GFM) offers high-quality organic and natural food products by renowned brands around the world. From baking products like gluten-free flours […]

Aqua Vita Residency – Setting the Standard for Excellence

An evolution of Modernist Architecture designed with both purpose and intention to create a sublime experience of space and light, Aqua Vita is not just a home, but an extraordinary lifestyle choice. The luxury residential complex developed by NPHD- a joint venture by  Ayenka Holdings Pvt Ltd, Sri Lanka, and NPH Investments Pvt Ltd, Maldives, […]

Ocean Group Introduces LIFT e-Foil and LIFT Surf Foil to the Maldives

The first to bring SEABOB, CROWNLINE boat, PARITET glass bottom boats, MASTERCRAFT wakeboarding boat, X-JETBLADE and X-JETPACK to the island nation, Ocean Group has now expanded their water sports equipment range with the innovative LIFT e-Foil. This electric hydrofoil surfboard lets you fly above any body of water, even without wind and waves. LIFT e-Foil […]

Villa Hakatha – Fueling the Future

Through sheer perseverance and a commitment to excellence, Villa Hakatha Pvt. Ltd (VHPL) has become a powerhouse in the energy sector as well as a prominent leader in the field of construction material suppliers in the country. With a 20-year-old legacy, VHPL is a subsidiary entity of Villa Shipping and Trading Company Pvt. Ltd, that […]

MARAZ Introducing Healthy and Organic Drinks from Greenstone, Australia

Thirst-quenching beverages take on a healthy and greener approach with Greenstone’s natural and organic drinks, exclusively distributed in Maldives by MARAZ Pvt ltd. With a strong passion for taste, health and the environment, MARAZ offers customers a healthy alternative for every occasion. From hundred per cent natural iced teas to organic sodas to prebiotics sparkling […]

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The Floating Spa at South Palm Resort Maldives

South Palm Resort Maldives, Addu Atoll, features unique floating spa rooms. Perched over the island’s natural lake, the Kurumba Spa offers a tailored wellness experience with treatments focused on a renewed self after the session, body and skin care programs for a youthful and glowing self. Treatments range from special massages to Balinese sessions to […]

ILAA Maldives Pvt Ltd Celebrates 30 Years of Service

ILAA Maldives Pvt Ltd, a one-stop engineering solution provider for resorts, celebrated its 30th anniversary on 22 August 2021. Along with a joyous staff party to mark the occasion, ILAA also carried out social media giveaways and collaborated with Maldives Blood Services to conduct a blood donation camp. Throughout the past three decades, ILAA has […]

Baglioni Resort Maldives Reopens After Extensive Refurbishment

The luxury Italian resort in Dhaalu Atoll, Baglioni Resort Maldives, reopened on 10 July after an extensive refurbishment featuring a brand new collection of pool villas. The resort now boasts eighty-five refurbished villas surrounded by virgin turquoise waters and velvet-smooth white sands. Guests have the option to choose from the brand new Pool Sunset Beach […]

Upcoming Properties

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Siyam World Noonu Atoll 2021
Alila Kothaifaru Maldives Raa Atoll 2021
Madifushi Private Island Meemu Atoll 2021
Gran Meliá Maldives Thaa Atoll 2021
Maniya Faru Resort South Male Atoll 2021
ZAZZ Island Maldives South Ari Atoll 2021
Cocogiri Island Resort Vaavu Atoll 2021
Avani Fares Maldives Resort Baa Atoll 2021
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