Data & Destination

A successful destination brand is a successful storyteller, engaging your audience with an emotive narrative. We looked at the role of data analytics in destination promotion in the cover story for Hotelier Maldives Print Edition issue 52; out earlier this month. Our contributing editor Naufal Naeem, a sales and marketing professional with a special focus […]

The Wondrous Wine Cellars of the Maldives

Featured Image: Hurawalhi Wine Cellar and Sommelier  Wine was first discovered in 6000 BC in Eurasia and it has long been enjoyed throughout the world. While the Maldives is a Muslim country and in its inhabited islands drinking alcohol is prohibited, in the resorts where international guests visit, the beverage is the perfect accompaniment to […]

Dive into the World of Marine Biologist Llewellyn Tossel, at Aqua, The Westin Maldives Mirandhoo Resort

One of the most astonishing places to dive in the world is the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Baa Atoll. Here, one can get up close and personal with manta rays and whale sharks or swim alongside the beautiful hawksbill turtle. This beautiful coral atoll in the middle of the country is made up of individual […]

Maldives Resorts Mark World Turtle Day

Featured Image: The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort For World Turtle Day on Sunday 23 May, an annual observance that highlights the necessity to protect these sea creatures from their disappearing habitats across the world, several Maldives resorts are undertaking conservation efforts to keep these islands welcoming to them. The archipelago is home to five of […]

Top 10 Cultural Attractions and Local Stays in the Maldives

Every year on the 21st of May, the world joins together to celebrate the richness of different cultures around the world and the essential role of intercultural dialogue to achieve peace and sustainable development. Relatively isolated from the rest of the world, the Maldives boasts a highly complex and unique culture, with historically deep roots […]

Women in Hospitality: Zainab Hussain Shihab

Zainab Hussain Shihab is the Marketing Communications Manager at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands. Patina Maldives Fari Islands, opened on 18th May 2021, is the first property for Patina Hotels and Resorts in the world. Located in North Male, three world-class hotels straddle a trio of islands that include the Ritz Carlton, Capella Maldives and Patina. […]

Stay in the Lap of Luxury at the JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa

Escape reality and luxuriate in five-star heaven within your spacious beach or overwater pool villas. The warm sun beats down on your face as you inhale the tropical air, and you surrender your senses to the enchanting backdrop of the stunning Indian Ocean – just beyond the infinity pool. Here in this land of endless […]

Exclusive: Gordon Andrew Stewart, CEO and MD, MACL

Gordon Andrew Stewart was appointed CEO and MD of Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL), a 100% government limited liability company vested with the mandate to oversee the development and operations of Velana International Airport (VIA). Despite taking the leadership role amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic and arriving in the country soon after the borders opened in […]

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 […]

Top Maldives Resorts for Eid Escapes

Eid-Al-Fitr is the celebration of the end of Ramadan, when Muslims gather to enjoy good food and drink and enjoy a long weekend of festivities. After the holy month of fasting, food is central to the Eid al-Fitr festivities and with the holidays just around the corner on May 12, guests can unwind at a […]

Intrepid Travel Takes Lead in Responsible Travel with Decarbonisation Efforts

As global societies finally start to adjust to a world that is quite different to that of yesterday, the aftermath of COVID-19 has also started to reveal a peculiar change in consumers across all spheres of the world’s industries. From fashion to food, as well as travel and tourism, all these sectors report a “changed” […]