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CROSSROADS Maldives’ Restaurants Win 2021 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for Top Restaurants in the World

CROSSROADS Maldives’ restaurants Kinkao, Kebab & Kurry and Hard Rock Café Maldives have been recognised as winners of the 2021 Travellers’ Choice Awards.  This achievement celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to diners around the globe, having earned great traveller reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year […]

Latest Marketing Activities by Visit Maldives

During the past few weeks, Visit Maldives carried out marketing activities to promote Maldives in prominent source markets such as the USA and Southeast Asia. Ultra Summit 2021 Visit Maldives has participated in the Luxury Travel Advisors ULTRA Summit for 2021 to promote Maldives in the United States market. Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit is […]

Marriott International’s Engineering Conference Celebrates Silent Heroes

Engineering has always been one of the most vital but least applauded elements of the hospitality industry. Behind the scenes and out of sight, teams of highly trained and multi-skilled professionals work tirelessly to make every element of a hotel or resort run smoothly, efficiently and in an environmentally friendly manner, enhancing the guest experience. […]

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CROSSROADS Maldives’ Restaurants Win 2021 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for Top Restaurants in the World

CROSSROADS Maldives’ restaurants Kinkao, Kebab & Kurry and Hard Rock Café Maldives have been recognised as winners of the 2021 Travellers’ Choice Awards.  This achievement celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to diners around the globe, having earned great traveller reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year […]

Latest Marketing Activities by Visit Maldives

During the past few weeks, Visit Maldives carried out marketing activities to promote Maldives in prominent source markets such as the USA and Southeast Asia. Ultra Summit 2021 Visit Maldives has participated in the Luxury Travel Advisors ULTRA Summit for 2021 to promote Maldives in the United States market. Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit is […]

Marriott International’s Engineering Conference Celebrates Silent Heroes

Engineering has always been one of the most vital but least applauded elements of the hospitality industry. Behind the scenes and out of sight, teams of highly trained and multi-skilled professionals work tirelessly to make every element of a hotel or resort run smoothly, efficiently and in an environmentally friendly manner, enhancing the guest experience. […]

Air Cargo Reports Strongest First Half-Year Growth since 2017: IATA

Global air cargo market posts a 9.9 per cent improvement in June compared to pre-COVID-19 performance (June 2019), as per data released by International Air Transport Association (IATA). This pushed first half-year air cargo growth to 8 per cent, its strongest first half performance since 2017. “Air cargo is doing brisk business as the global […]

John Keells Hotels Expects Pent-Up Demand for Leisure Travel

John Keells Hotels PLC (KHL) saw the revenue momentum losing in its Maldivian and Sri Lankan resort sectors during the June quarter (2Q22), as reported in The Island. The Srilankan group operates four properties in the Maldives under its Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts brand: Cinnamon Dhonveli, Cinnamon Velifushi, Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa and Ellaidhoo Maldives by […]

OZEN Reserve Bolifushi to Host Bolshoi Ballet Artists, Anna Tikhomirova and Artem Ovcharenko

OZEN Reserve Bolifushi is set to host an imperial Russian ballet performance in its pristine tropical settings, featuring renowned Bolshoi Ballet artists from Russia, Anna Tikhomirova and Artem Ovcharenko. From 22 to 29 August 2021, the celebrity couple will treat resort guests to an exclusive Russian ballet performance. Ice meets the sun as you watch […]

Kuramathi Maldives Launches Guest Experiences App

Kuramathi Maldives has introduced the Kuramathi app, allowing guests to make the most out of their blissful holidays by presenting all the stay essentials on one compact platform. Available on mobile phones and in the IPTV format, the app revolutionizes traditional printed room compendiums, taking ease and satisfaction to the next level. Guests can view […]

Resort News Weekly Roundup

Innovative wellness specialist Domingos Folgado comes to Vakkaru Maldives Vakkaru Maldives takes guests on a unique healing journey with award-winning wellness practitioner, Domingos Folgado. His special residency from 1-31 August 2021 offers guests the extraordinary opportunity to enjoy the breadth of his knowledge surrounded by the serene and restorative beauty of Baa Atoll. A wellness […]

People

Meet Ahmed Zahir, the New Hotel Manager of Banyan Tree Group’s Angsana Velavaru

Meet Navin Singh, Executive Chef of Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives

Navin Singh is an experienced executive chef at the Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives. The esteemed chef trained in Paris under the world-renowned three-star Michelin chef Michel Roux, where he learned the art of fine cuisine. He also worked with other culinary masters including Frederic Molini and Thomas Angerer. Navin’s first role was as executive chef […]

Meet Chef ‘Art’, Sushi Master at Kata Japanese Restaurant, Fairmont Maldives

Chef ‘Art’ Artyiasa is the Sushi Master and Chef at Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi’s signature Japanese restaurant Kata, and has been perfecting the art of sushi making for over a decade. Due to his hard work and passion for the Japanese cuisine and culture, Art has travelled the world and worked for household names […]

Meet Isabelle Miaja the Maldives Hotel Design Guru

French interior designer Isabelle Miaja is the creative force behind many five-star resort projects in the Maldives. Beginning her career in the US working on homes in Beverley Hills, Los Angeles and Park Avenue New York, she later moved to Singapore and extended her savoir faire to hotel design. Blending east and west into her […]

Meet Anica Roch, the Newly Appointed Resident Manager of Mirihi Maldives

Mirihi Island Resort is a tiny island fringed by powdery beaches and palm trees in the Maldives. Leave your shoes behind and enjoy the ‘art of doing nothing’ on an island just 350 metres long and 50 metres wide.  This secluded paradise is surrounded by a spectacular house reef which serves as an underwater playground for sea […]

Products

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 […]

Vilunü: Bespoke Maldivian Scents

Inspired by their own childhood memories in the island jungles and lush foliage, the founders of Vilunü began a journey to rediscover their native Maldives by capturing the essence of local scents. Using natural and sustainably sourced ingredients, Aish and Immi create a range of innovative scents and products that give the full range of […]

Introducing the World’s Most Magnesium-Rich Mineral Water – ROI

World’s most magnesium rich mineral water is now available in the Maldives. Magnesium is responsible for the regulation of the overall nervous and muscular system and is known to have various health benefits when enjoyed in moderation. Steeped in mythical legends, the source of ROI water are the springs of Rogaška Slatina in Slovenia. The […]

Luxury Watchmaker’s New Maldives Inspired Watch Sales Help to Preserve Manta Rays

Horology meets environmental conservation as the Patravi ScubaTec Maldives dive watch applauds Carl F. Bucherer’s long-standing partnership with the Manta Trust. The newest member of the Patravi ScubaTec family, the Maldives watch, was created to raise awareness of the Manta Trust and its outstanding commitment to preserving endangered manta rays in the Indian Ocean nation. […]

Essenso© MicroGround Coffee – A Tale of Tastes & Aroma

Continuing its long-lasting tradition of introducing top international F&B brands to the Maldives, BHM Traders introduces a premium instant coffee that’s targeted towards the coffee connoisseur on-the-go. Especially unique for providing the fresh brewed taste of premium coffee in ready-to-mix sticks, it is undoubtedly the best solution to please guests staying at hotels all around […]

Lifebuoy Immunity Boosting Sanitizer for Hygienic Hands

With the outbreak of Covid-19 Global Pandemic, personal hygiene and safety became one of the most essential needs for everyone. When we step outside our home, we tend to touch many common surfaces such as staircase railings, door knobs, motorcycle handles, as well as unavoidable surfaces such as elevator buttons. All these common surfaces are […]

Vegware, packaging made from plants

To meet the growing demand of the eco-friendly lifestyle more and more people are adopting today, the hospitality industry has also been increasingly embracing eco-friendly practices and some establishments are even basing the entirety of their theme around going green. Ever since their inception in the 1800’s, plastic usage been rising exponentially. The multitude of […]

LvTong Electric Vehicles: Sweet, comfortable and practical

While the world is still reluctant to accept the fact that electric vehicles are the future of transportation, the hospitality industry is quickly embracing them as the mainstay for most activities. From guided tours to hauling luggage, electric vehicles are rapidly becoming a cool futuristic addition to the hospitality experience.In addition to the obvious advantages […]

Galleries

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 […]

Sheraton Maldives Featured in National Geographic Traveller Photo Exhibition

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa’s marine conservation effort “Adopt a Coral” has been recognized at National Geographic Traveller’s photo exhibition in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The exhibition by National Geographic Traveller, in partnership with Visit Maldives, kicked off in June and will run through July. The exhibition features images showcasing the nature, tradition, […]

Constance Halaveli Undergoes Stunning Transformation

A five star luxury hideaway in North Ari Atoll, Constance Halaveli welcomes back guests after taking advantage of the recent quiet months to undergo an upgrade. The villas offer a bright and innovative accomodation, providing an unmatched degree of privacy for guests. Meanwhile, the restaurants, particularly the buffet at Jahaz restaurant have been redesigned, embarking […]

Upcoming Properties

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Siyam World Noonu Atoll 2021
Alila Kothaifaru Maldives Raa Atoll 2021
Madifushi Private Island Meemu Atoll 2021
Tolarno Maldives Kunaavashi Resort & Spa Vaavu Atoll 2021
Gran Meliá Maldives Thaa Atoll 2021
Maniya Faru Resort South Male Atoll 2021
ZAZZ Island Maldives South Ari Atoll 2021
Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa Lhaviyani Atoll 2021
Cocogiri Island Resort Vaavu Atoll 2021
Avani Fares Maldives Resort Baa Atoll 2021
Address Madivaru Resort + Spa Noonu Atoll 2021