Sea Gear: Inspired by the Sea

Your Marine Supplier Sea Gear has just recently celebrated its five year anniversary. It took a special concept to stand out against long-established competitors on the market and become one of Maldives’ biggest suppliers. Led by a team of capable professionals who are experts in their fields was key to this successful set-up. Sea Gear […]

Seagull Café: An ever-present Place of Charm

With a sense of nostalgia and well-known to almost every Maldivian, Seagull Café has been in operation for over two decades and the thatched roofs and sandy garden are things synonymous with the café ever since its beginnings. With its long history, its focus is still unwavering; keeping up with the times, serving fresh healthy […]

Topo Design Studio: Fundamental & Necessary design endeavours

Topo Design Studio, a boutique multi-disciplinary design practice striving to produce innovative and inspiring spaces that allow nature to be the star of the show, came about 10 years ago. Although the heart and soul of the business is landscape architecture, the company noticed a significant increase in clients requesting for integrated design solutions that […]

Manta Trust: Safeguarding a species on the edge

When the Maldivian Manta Ray Project (MMRP) was founded in 2005 by Dr Guy Stevens, very little was known about the different and fascinating species of mobulid rays. Now after more than a decade of research across the island nation, MMRP has evolved into one of the largest and longest-standing manta conservation groups in the […]

Raffaele Solferino, General Manager at Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives

Taking an example from other passionate hoteliers, Raffaele Solferino started his career in the industry at a young age. Now, as the General Manager of Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives, Raffaele is a man of distinct characteristics and experience. Our sit-down with Raffaele saw him speaking about his time working in more than 12 countries, the […]

Dhivehi Insurance: Tailor-made products for the tourism sector

Dhivehi Inbound Travel Insurance for tourists The growth of the tourism industry in the Maldives is always on the next gear and the need for developed services to cater to tourists in this competitive market has become ever more present. Dhivehi Insurance is exploring the development of niche products for the insurance industry that is […]

Keiretsu: Road to 2025

As the world traverses on an unstoppable voyage into the digital era of tomorrow, Keiretsu is at the vanguard of the charge into the days of the future. Innovation, intelligence and futuristic views led by a team of visionaries have turned the company into the leading team that is focused on empowering change. 2025 is […]

The Soneva-YCI partnership: Building blocks for women empowerment

Contributing only around four per cent of the total workforce in the Maldives’ tourism industry, local women are the least employed demographic in an industry that covers over 40 per cent of the country’s economy. Despite the fact, Soneva has been instrumental in the efforts to promote women employment in the industry, seeking to achieve […]

VITO Oil Filtration Systems: Simplified cleaning, convenience and safety

Made from stainless steel, VITO Oil Filtration Systems take just five minutes for filtration after a clean start. Just put VITO in the fryer at service temperature. Push the button and voila! You’re done! The high-quality stainless steel design means that VITO’s system is also dishwasher safe and disassembles to fit easily in any dishwasher. […]

Mona Sedghi, Cluster PR and Communications Manager, LUX* South Ari Atoll and LUX* North Malé

After almost a decade of working in the entertainment industry, Mona Sedghi knew that the time was right when she made a sudden turn in her career and entered into the hospitality industry. She eventually got the jump on things when LUX* Resorts & Hotels gave her the opportunity to follow her dreams. As the […]

Tourist arrivals to the Maldives reach 320,000 within two months

A notable 16.8 per cent increase in arrivals saw Maldives reach the 320,000 tourist arrivals milestone within just two months of 2019. Tourist arrivals to the Maldives by the end of February stood at 320,135 according to the most recent statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism. Other notable developments for the country saw a […]

Women in Hospitality: Marife Tolentino Bien, Wellness Manager, Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fenfushi

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Marife Tolentino Bien, the woman behind the first ever Willow Stream Spa in the Indian Ocean, is the shining example of the heights women can reach in the hospitality industry. A firm believer of where there are challenges, there is also an opportunity, Marife was ecstatic in narrating to us at Hotelier Maldives, her wonderful […]