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Sensational Sushi by the Sea in the Maldives

Each year on June 18, is a special day for lovers of Japanese cuisine. It is a day to celebrate the international day of sushi and the Maldives surrounded by the Indian Ocean has some excellent Japanese restaurants that specialise in sushi. Clarity, lightness, simplicity and order are the words used to describe the hallmarks of Japanese cooking and many […]

Women in Hospitality: Anuradha Abeywickramasinge

Anuradha Abeywickramasinge is the corporate purchasing manager for Cocoon Maldives and You and Me by Cocoon. Hailing from Sri Lanka, she has been in the industry for 20 years, bringing passion to her profession along with her significant international background working for the hospitality industry in Asia and Africa. She has held various positions in sales […]

Radisson Blu Resort Maldives Concludes First Internship Program

Radisson Blu Resort Maldives has announced Arushidh ‘Allu’ Aboobakuru as the first intern to complete the resort’s 6-month internship program. A highly motivated talent, Allu began his internship on 11 December 2020 and completed it on 11 June 2021. Originating from Noonu Atoll, Allu graduated from Maldives National University in International Hospitality Management. He then […]

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Radisson Blu Resort Maldives Concludes First Internship Program

Radisson Blu Resort Maldives has announced Arushidh ‘Allu’ Aboobakuru as the first intern to complete the resort’s 6-month internship program. A highly motivated talent, Allu began his internship on 11 December 2020 and completed it on 11 June 2021. Originating from Noonu Atoll, Allu graduated from Maldives National University in International Hospitality Management. He then […]

Vakkaru Maldives Presents First-Ever ‘Baa Atoll Big Five’ Safari

As part of the tenth anniversary celebrations of its UNESCO Biosphere Reserve home, Vakkaru Maldives invites guests on the Baa Atoll Big Five safari, a special chance to explore the underwater wonders surrounding the luxury resort. The safari highlights five of the most beloved creatures that can be observed in Baa Atoll, ones that sea […]

InterContinental Maldives Wins “Best Hotel Architecture Maldives” at the Asia Pacific Property Awards

Intercontinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort has been recognized as the 5-star winner for “Best Hotel Architecture Maldives” at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2021. This is the second architectural achievement for the resort, which won the Bronze Award for “Best Hotel & Tourism Development 2020” at the MIPIM Asia Awards in December 2020. The Asia Pacific […]

Secret Paradise Rejoices a Fully Vaccinated Team

As part of the “I’m Vaccinated” campaign by Visit Maldives and Ministry of Tourism, local tour company Secret Paradise announced that 100% of their team have received their first and second vaccination dose. Ahmed Mashir Ali, tour guide at Secret Paradise said ”Having received both doses of the vaccine, I feel reassured when welcoming guests […]

Lti Maafushivaru Launches Coral Nursery Project

Lti Maafushivaru has announced the start of a new marine conservation project. The resort aims to install 20 coral frames within three months, as part of the Coral Restoration Project lead by Lti Maafushivaru Marine Biology Department. During April 2021, three tester coral frames were installed and placed in various locations around the island’s arrival […]

Hospitality Hires of the Week

Featured Image: Kanruethai Roongruang, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru The beginning of June saw some big and inspiring movements in the hospitality industry of the Maldives. Read all about this week’s resort appointments. Kanruethai Roongruang, General Manager, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru has engaged […]

Aqua Activities on Offer at Pullman Maldives for World Ocean Day

What better place than the Maldives to learn to become a mermaid? The Pullman Maldives has officially launched its new PADI Mermaid course – as the first resort in the archipelago to do so. The Pullman Maldives Maamutaa celebrates World Ocean Day with a whole week of water-themed activities as it launches its brand new […]

Four Seasons Maldives Inaugurates TVET-Certified Apprenticeship Program

Four Seasons Resorts Maldives has welcomed 44 new apprentices to the class of 2022 (12 at Kuda Huraa and 32 at Landaa Giraavaru) during a virtual inauguration ceremony held on 3rd June, 2021, at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa and Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru. Recognised in 2010 as the Maldives’ first TVET-certified Apprenticeship scheme, the Four […]

People

Women in Hospitality: Anuradha Abeywickramasinge

Careers: Rohan Jayawardana, Sommelier at Gili Lankanfushi

Rohan Jayawardana, 42, the sommelier at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives takes us through what it is like to be a sommelier at a resort and takes us on a journey through the wine cellar and its contents. HM: What is it is like to be a sommelier at the resort? RJ:  My aim is to see […]

GM’s View: Brad Calder of Hurawalhi and Kudadoo

As the cluster general manager of Hurawalhi Island Resort and Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, two of the most exclusive resorts in the Maldives, Brad Calder is counted as one of the most experienced men in his business here in the archipelago. Before his arrival in the Maldives, Calder worked at one of London’s most exclusive […]

Meet Emily Mundy of the Olive Ridley Project

To mark World Ocean Day on June 8, Hotelier Maldives interviewed Emily Mundy who is a marine biologist with the Olive Ridley Project. She works for Kuredu Island Resort & Spa set on the teardrop island in the Lhaviyani atoll, surrounded by azure lagoons and cobalt Indian Ocean. With 50 dive sites just beyond the […]

Meeting Raffles Maldives Marine Biologist on World Ocean Day

To celebrate World Ocean Day on 8 June, Hotelier Maldives spoke to Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s resident marine biologist Giulia Pellizzato, 30, originally from Italy who has been based in the Maldives since January 2019. Her favourite marine animals are sea turtles, although she dreams about humpback whales. Working as a resident marine biologist at Raffles […]

Products

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 […]

Galleries

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
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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
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Address Madivaru Resort + Spa Noonu Atoll 2021