The Tranquil Treetop Spa at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives

Explore health and beauty rituals that will leave your inner nature aligned with the natural world at Spa Alila, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives. Nestled just above the treetops, Spa Alila features four double treatment suites, all with a private bathroom, shower, and a floor-to-ceiling window offering views for days. Entwined with the lush surroundings, there is […]

Hotel Budget Season: Are you Ready for 2023?

A hotel budget is a plan that explains how revenue will be generated and spent each month for the upcoming year to reach the goals and objectives. It also helps hotels to make sure there’s enough money every month to pay the bills and reserve money for other expenses such as investments. In other words, the […]

Women in Hospitality: Aishath Alaa Abdul Hannan

Aishath Alaa Abdul Hannan is the Deputy Manager, Corporate Strategy & Business Development at Trans Maldivian Airways. Alaa is a proponent of leading women in the Maldivian aviation industry. Alaa joined the aviation industry 9 years ago as a Reservation & Ticketing Assistant and after observing the airline’s operations, she decided to pursue her career […]

ILAA Maldives Pvt Ltd – The Exponential Success of a Family Business

With a candid company ethos: “To be the leader in providing effective engineering solutions, quality products and excellent services to achieve total customer satisfaction in the region,” ILAA Maldives Pvt Limited has bolstered its reputation for three decades by representing quality workmanship in the engineering sector of the Maldives. Founded in 1991, ILAA Maldives Pvt […]

Wellness & Wellbeing at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

The global pandemic sparked an awareness of the importance of health and wellbeing which in turn provided a catalyst for tourism providers to look deeper into their wellness offerings and introduce elements that were more than “just” the traditional therapeutic Spa. A hotel brand that is already ahead of the pack is The Westin Hotels […]

Hotel Marketing Checklist for 2022 & 2023: Part 2

Today’s traveler’s journey is more fragmented than ever. With the recent proliferation of new travel super apps, distribution Goliaths such as Google and Expedia updating their ranking algorithms at a frantic pace, and the seemingly unstoppable growth of metasearch engine traffic, building and executing an effective hotel marketing strategy can seem intimidating. Maintaining a holistic, cross-channel approach […]

Resorts Asked to Help Identify Future Marine Protected Areas

Government-led Noo Raajje program has requested all resorts in the Maldives to take part in the national Ocean Use Survey, the largest effort of its kind to comprehensively understand how people and businesses in the Maldives use and value the country’s seas, lagoons and coral reefs. The data collected from the survey will inform which […]

A Maldivian Culinary “First”

Culinary competitions are always hotly contested; however, the upcoming International Culinary Competition at Hotel Asia is going to provide a platform for two talented brothers to go head to head, something that is a unique first for the Maldivian Culinary Profession. Brothers Chef Mohamed Adhil, Head Chef at Salt Café & Restaurant Male City, and […]

Hotel Marketing Checklist for 2022 & 2023: Part 1

Today’s traveler’s journey is more fragmented than ever. With the recent proliferation of new travel super apps, distribution Goliaths such as Google and Expedia updating their ranking algorithms at a frantic pace, and the seemingly unstoppable growth of metasearch engine traffic, building and executing an effective hotel marketing strategy can seem intimidating. Maintaining a holistic, cross-channel approach […]

Hotel Review: Sky Beach Hotel, K. Dhiffushi

Sky Beach Hotel is located on the Northern side of Dhiffushi, an island in central Kaafu Atoll where guests can witness the slow, idyllic, Maldivian lifestyle in all its authenticity. Rising above the green foliage and tin roofs of quaint residences, the sleek, contemporary hotel stands out in all its grandeur – an intimate haven […]

Wellness Tourism – Balm for Frustrated Travellers, Boon for Investors

As globetrotting numbers begin to resume pace two years after COVID19 unceremoniously locked the world down, industry experts say, the collective human experience is effectively rewriting the hospitality story – with one’s physical and mental well being now placed firmly at the center of the plot. It has taken terms like ‘conscious’ and ‘mindful’ – […]

Ahmed Jihad, Butler, St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

Ahmed Jihad’s 25-year long journey in the hospitality industry started as most journeys do – with a life changing spark of interest. As a young boy living in an island on the south, he was fascinated by the stories he heard from the resort workers from his neighbourhood. They would return to the island on […]

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