Buying Local: The Maldives Alternative

(with additional writing by Donna Richardson) It is widely agreed by hospitality industry experts that creating a positive and unique customer experience is one of the key ingredients of service. The marketing strategies of hoteliers can be more appealing when it is associated with the culture and flavor of the region or destination where they […]

10 Ways on How to Improve Hotel Operations

If you´re reading this, chances are you´re looking for ways to improve your hotel´s operational performance – and you are unsure what actions to take and which tasks to prioritize. And understandably so, since creating a successful hotel business is anything but a straightforward – cookie-cutter process, and success definitely doesn’t come overnight… It requires […]

How Google Hotel Ads is Penetrating the Hotel Distribution Vertical, and the Opportunity this Presents for Hotels

Google is taking the hotel industry by storm to gain market share and grow their advertising revenues. We will take a look at how Google is penetrating the hotel distribution vertical with Google Hotel Ads, and what opportunities this gives in terms of hotel revenue management and marketing. From Hotel Finder to GHA Exactly ten years […]

FIRST LOOK: Siyam World

Across a 54-hectares lush natural island in Noonu Atoll, Siyam World offers a world filled with unique experiences and unlimited adventures. The idyllic resort opened its doors on 28 October 2021 and is just a 40 minutes’ direct seaplane ride from Velana International Airport. Siyam World features twenty-one different accommodation categories, ensuring that there’s a […]

A Balanced Vacation – Pullman Maldives Maamutaa

It is no doubt that we all want our vacation to be as stress free as possible. One that is amusing and filled with wonderful memories and exciting adventures. A place where all our worries would disappear and where we are spoiled with heart-warming hospitality and luxury. Look no further as Pullman Maldives Maamutaa might […]

Wellness Experts in Maldives Talk About Post-Pandemic Wellness Trends

Hotelier Maldives interviews four wellness experts in Maldives: Renate Hermes, group spa director, Duniye Spa; Melany Martinez Thomas, director of wellness, JOALI BEING; Susanne Fisch, wellness manager, JOALI BEING; Elise Rimbaud, director of spa and wellness, OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI. The global wellness economy, valued at a whopping USD 4.5 trillion by Global Wellness Institute, has […]

The Touchless Revolution

Contactless tech pre-dates the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the crisis accelerated the adoption of new technologies in the hospitality and travel industry. In our cover story for Issue 53, contributing editor Naufal Naeem ‘re-imagines’ the old ways by looking at the changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated in how we interact with each other. For […]

Maldivian Sushi Chefs, Yes They Do Exist!

The Maldives is a natural paradise, its azure waters home to vibrant sea life interwoven with enticing white strips of sand, which have spawned a flourishing tourism industry that even the pandemic couldn’t dampen. New resorts are opening on a seemingly continuous basis. Each with the aim of wowing their discerning audience. Japanese cuisine is […]

FIRST LOOK: Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives

The latest resort to open in the Maldives, Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives, in North Malé Atoll,  is just a 30-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. The luxury property, which opened doors on 6 June 2021 offers an idyllic haven that perfectly balances togetherness and inclusivity with privacy and independence. Guests have the option of […]

Luxury is in the Eye of the Beholder

Few years back whilst browsing through Facebook, I saw a picture of a hotel in Santorini that for me, felt like pure luxury. I haven’t found time to learn more about this hotel, but the view from that room is something I always thought of when anyone mentioned luxury – the mountains, sea and the […]

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 […]

Removing Barriers Between Hotel Technology, Marketing and Operations

The perfect storm of economic decline, technological advancement, and consumer liberation may have created considerable challenges for the hospitality industry. However, the situation also presents a unique opportunity for organizations to adapt and recalibrate their operations to reduce asset loads, improve information exchange, and leverage customer self-service. What forced us to remove these barriers between […]