Bert Goebel appointed new general manager at ROBINSON Club Maldives

ROBINSON Club Maldives has announced the appointment of Bert Goebel as the new general manager. Born and raised in Germany, Bert chose a career in the hospitality industry at an early age, and today considers himself as a “cosmopolitan in the industry” with nearly 30 years of experience in high-end hotel, resort and cruise ship […]

Adil Moosa, Managing Director, Maldives Airports Company Ltd

From humble beginnings, Adil Moosa’s education started in his native island of Eydhafushi Island in Baa Atoll, after which he completed his secondary education in Majeedhiyya School in Malé. Fortunate enough to land a scholarship, Adil completed his undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance and moved on to his postgraduate in Commerce at the Macquarie […]

Purchasing Power: Muthuraja Dhanushkodi, Purchasing & Logistics Manager, COMO Hotels & Resorts, Maldives

In this interview with Hotelier Maldives, Muthuraja Dhanushkodi, the Purchasing & Logistics Manager for COMO Hotels & Resorts in the Maldives, speaks about the ideal supplier and his take on the industry. Hotelier Maldives: How long have you been in purchasing? Muthuraja Dhanushkodi: I’ve been working in the purchasing sector for over 13 years now. […]

Exclusive: A.U.M. Fawzy, Chief Executive Officer, Trans Maldivian Airways

A.U.M. Fawzy, the Chief Executive Officer of Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA), is a certified management accountant and has FCMA (UK), ACCA (UK) and has also obtained an Executive MBA from the National University of Singapore. He has been working in the Maldives since 2005, as the CFO of Maldivian Air Taxi (MAT) from 1995-2002 and […]

Guest transfers: A step beyond a lasting first impression

You are on a plane on its final approach to Velana International Airport, the main gateway to the Maldives, and what you see when you look outside is one of the most idyllic scenes one can witness and is often described as one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Offering unparalleled views, what you […]

Purchasing Power: Ibrahim ‘Sappé’ Shafeeq, Purchasing Manager, Anantara Dhigu, Anantara Veli and Naladhu Private Island

In this interview with Hotelier Maldives, Ibrahim ‘Sappé’ Shafeeq, the Purchasing Manager for three properties operated by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas; Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, and Naladhu Private Island, speaks about his take on an ideal supplier and on the industry. Hotelier Maldives: How long have you been in purchasing? […]

Exclusive: Michael Wieser, Chief Executive Officer, Lily Hotels & Resorts

Michael Wieser studied in one of the most reputable hotel schools in Austria, Hotel School Villa Blanca Austria, earning a Hotel & Management Diploma. He was introduced to the hotel industry at a very young age, as his parents owned a small country hotel. Over the years, Michael had worked with some notable brands, Starwood, […]

If it’s related to marine transport, Al Shaali Marine has it all!

Al Shaali Marine Maldives, one of the largest boat builders in the country, has geared up to launch the AS47 Passenger Launch, an all-new passenger vessel designed for luxury and comfort. The new speedboat is a 47-foot vessel dedicated to the resort market and local transport sector. The new vessel has a capacity of 50 […]

Purchasing Power: Ali Shareef, Purchasing Manager, Vakkaru Maldives

Hotelier Maldives speaks with Vakkaru Maldives’ Purchasing Manager Ali Shareef about his take on the industry and his idea of an ideal supplier. Hotelier Maldives: How long have you been in purchasing? Ali Shareef: I’ve been working in purchasing since 2007, and I joined the team at Vakkaru Maldives in August 2017. HM: What do […]

Tourist arrivals up 10% in June, Europe contributes over half

Tourist arrivals to the Maldives have registered a year-on-year growth of 10.5 per cent at the end of June. A total of 726,515 tourists visited the country during the first six months of 2018, according to official figures released by the Ministry of Tourism, with June registering an arrival figure of 93,786. Europe was the […]

Purchasing Power: Chorinchath Sasikumar, Director of Purchasing, Four Seasons Resorts Maldives

Hotelier Maldives speaks with Four Seasons Resorts Maldives’ Director of Purchasing Chorinchath Sasikumar to get his take on the industry. Hotelier Maldives: How long have you been in purchasing? Chorinchath Sasikumar: I’ve been in purchasing for 20 years HM: What do you look for in a product? CS: I look for a combination of all. […]

Suppliers You Should Know: SIMDI Resu

With the launch of the ‘Buyer’s Guide’ segment, featuring industry news, supplier and buyer’s opinions and latest product news, Hotelier Maldives speaks with SIMDI Resu for the Product Guide section. Have you introduced any new product range? Yes, illy instant coffee and illy Cold Brew. What makes your products stand out from the rest of the competition? […]