Coetzer Deysel Appointed General Manager of InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort has announced the appointment of Coetzer Deysel as general manager. In his new role, Coetzer will be responsible for driving the resort’s strategic and commercial growth, overseeing operational  excellence and will continue to elevate the luxury positioning of IHG’s flagship property in the Maldives. Coetzer brings with him over 17 years’ […]

Making the Connection! Responsible Tourism and Traditional Maldivian One-by-One Tuna Fisheries

Sustainably caught Tuna – Yes, we have heard of it, some of us even search it out in the sea of canned tuna choices in the supermarket aquarium, but how many actually know what makes it sustainable, or what pole-and-line fishing actually is? One-by-one fishing is a centuries old technique for catching tuna that is […]

May Appointments in Maldives Resorts

(Featured Image: Ali Navaz, resort manager, Hurawalhi Maldives) Hotelier Maldives has rounded up the latest hotel appointments beginning in May. There’s been some exciting movements at Maldives resorts. One of the country’s newest resorts The Ritz Carlton has a new assistant manager, while Cora Cora who opening in October, has selected its sales and marketing […]


Coetzer Deysel Appointed General Manager of InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort has announced the appointment of Coetzer Deysel as general manager. In his new role, Coetzer will be responsible for driving the resort’s strategic and commercial growth, overseeing operational  excellence and will continue to elevate the luxury positioning of IHG’s flagship property in the Maldives. Coetzer brings with him over 17 years’ […]

JLL Advises on First Maldives Hotel Transaction Since 2019

JLL today announced that it advised on the first hotel transaction in the Maldives since 2019. The firm’s Hotels & Hospitality Group represented Sun Resorts Ltd on their sale of Kanuhura Maldives, a five-star resort with 80 villas. This landmark transaction reinforces the strength and confidence in the Maldives hospitality market, according to JLL. The deal follows […]

Qatar Airways’ Free Cargo Aircraft to India with 300 Tonnes of Aid

On 3rd May, 300 tonnes of aid from around the world was transported by Qatar Airways in a three-flight cargo aircraft convoy from Doha to India, further strengthening international relief efforts. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “The State of Qatar has a long and special relationship with India, […]

Siyam World, Maldives Appoints Tom McLoughlin as Island Chief and General Manager

Siyam World, Maldives, the latest addition to Sun Siyam Resorts, has appointed hospitality trailblazer Tom McLoughlin as island chief and general manager ahead of its grand reopening in quarter four, 2021. Siyam World, Maldives will be the biggest and most exciting newly built resort in the Maldives. Offering a playground of possibilities full of diverse […]

Velaa Private Island Maldives Puts on a Show with Opera and Broadway Stars

World-renowned tenor, Dimitri Pittas, will perform at Velaa Private Island as the worlds of Opera and Broadway collide. Pittas will lead a performance alongside opera singer and Broadway actress Leah Edwards, in an enchanting evening of song. The pair will be joined by San Francisco Opera’s Maureen Zoltek on piano for the performance on the […]

Exclusive Culinary Events to be Hosted by Chef Mauro Panebianco at SAii Lagoon Maldives

Italian Chef Mauro Panebianco is set to host a special culinary experience at SAii Lagoon Maldives – Curio Collection by Hilton from 1-5 May 2021. Born in Busto Arisizio, Italy, Chef Mauro grew up spending most of his time at his uncle’s restaurant. Much of his success came during his work in Milan, followed by […]

Party Package Holidays May Suffer in Post-Pandemic Travel as Young Generations Turn to Adventure Holidays, Says GlobalData

‘Party package’ holidays were already declining pre-pandemic in terms of both demand and supply. Now fears of infection and the process of organising group travel will further delay recovery. It is likely that demand will never fully return as both individuals and destinations are drifting away from this party concept, says GlobalData, a leading data […]

CNN’s Quest’s World of Wonder Features the Maldives

In the latest episode of Quest’s World of Wonder, CNN anchor and correspondent Richard Quest travels to the Maldives to explore the island paradise. Quest starts his journey at the very first resort opened in the Maldives, Kurumba Maldives. He chats with founder Mohamed Umar Maniku about his vision for the resort nearly 50 years […]


Careers: Mariyam Nazeeha, Airport Team Leader at Radisson Blu Maldives

A Day in the Life of Yuki Matsutori

Yuki Matsutori began her hospitality career in 2009 at her home country Japan. She always had a strong passion to meet new people and experience the world outside Japan. In 2011, she moved to Maldives with an opportunity to work with Taj Exotica Resort & Spa. She started her international hospitality career with Taj Exotica […]

Maldives Fitness Trainer to the Stars Shares Her Secrets

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day today, read on the journey of an inspiring woman from the Maldives, a fitness trainer proving that dreams do come true- big or small, male or female. Kai is a fitness trainer from the Maldives who helps celebrities keep in shape and improve their fitness. Based in Male, […]

Young Hotelier: Aminath Hameed, Commis One Pastry Chef at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Hotelier Maldives: What inspired you to become a pastry chef? What initially attracted you to work in hospitality? Aminath Hameed: Back in 2012, just out of interest I decided to take cake decorating classes, while I was working as a corporate sales officer in Ooredoo Maldives. Slowly it became an online cake shop and I […]

Ibrahim Rasheed Moosa, Engineering Manager, Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa

A proud native from B. Thulhaadhoo, the island famous for its lacquer work, with his own family involved in the craft, Ibrahim Rasheed Moosa started in the field of Engineering 10 years ago. Currently, he is the Engineering Manager of Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa. With extensive experience carrying out projects at 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 […]

Light up the buffet with Zieher Textura

Zieher’s “Textura” series buffet risers are a true marvel of design. The structure consists of thin polyethylene filaments which are intricately intertwined and fused together. The design affords a flexible but incredibly stable texture. The true beauty of the blocks is revealed when they are lit up using the rechargeable Zieher LED lights which fit […]

Culina: The Artisanal & the Innovative

Since its establishment in 1994, Culina has become the leading food and beverage distributor in Singapore. Culina prides itself on providing its customers with only the very best in quality foods and beverages; having received accolades such as Gourmet Retailer of the Year (2009, 2010 & 2012), Wine Retailer of the Year (2009 & 2010), […]

GROHE SmartControl – 3D showering at a whole new level

Building on a trend-setting premium product range, advanced craftsmanship and innovation, GROHE presents itself as a global leader which points the way forward for the sanitary market. Quality, technology, design and responsibility are the driving forces behind the brand promise ensuring a perfect water delivery system as its vision “Pure Freude an Wasser” suggests.‘Masters of […]


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 […]

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives hosts “Colours in the Sky” Kite Festival

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives holds a special kite festival titled “Colours in the Sky”. The festival was held for the guests of Cinnamon Dhonveli, which also saw the attendance of guests from other resorts and Malé. In addition to flying kites, the festival also featured classes on how to make kites, face painting and an inter-department […]

Gallery: 2018 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy

The 2018 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy, dubbed the ‘the world’s most luxurious surfing event’, is back at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa with six superstar surfing champions. With a great looking forecast for the perfect right-handers of Sultans, the race is held from August 6 to 12 with a great looking forecast for the […]

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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
The Ritz Carlton Maldives North Male Atoll 2021
Patina Maldives North Male Atoll 2021
Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa Lhaviyani Atoll 2021
The Chedi Kudavillingili North Male Atoll 2021
Cocogiri Island Resort Vaavu Atoll 2021
Avani Fares Maldives Resort Baa Atoll 2021
Address Madivaru Resort + Spa Noonu Atoll 2020