Constructing Paradise – AIMA Construction and Second-generation Resorts in the Maldives

With Additional Writing by Leesha Haneef and Nazaha Nazeem AIMA Construction Pvt. Ltd is one of the most experienced and prolific resort developers in the Maldives. It is a 100% Maldivian owned and family operated business, with an impressive portfolio of resorts and mega construction projects, linked to renowned international brands and hoteliers such as […]

Young Hotelier: Ibrahim Rasheed, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Kandima Maldives

Ibrahim Rasheed (Ebbi) is the Assistant Director of Human Resources at Kandima Maldives, located on the largest island in Dhaalu Atoll, boasting 264 studios and villas. Starting from humble beginnings, Ebbi paved his way to a managerial position before he turned 30. Hotelier Maldives interviewed him for an insightful look at his journey, the path […]

LANALA – Eco-Swimwear Meets Maldivian Beauty

With Additional Writing by Naza Nazeem, Loolua Mohamed and Shahudha Mohamed Built upon Hussen Abdulla and his family’s shared understanding of the dire need for environmentally-friendly products, LANALA is a pioneering swimwear brand founded on a praiseworthy pursuit. The brand’s aim is to create eco-conscious swimwear with recycled materials, and consequently draw attention to the […]

Indian Arrivals

India Reigns as Top Source Market, Maldives Hits One Million Arrivals

With Additional Writing by Shahudha Mohamed and Anshika Singhal 2022 marks 50 years of tourism for the Maldives, the idyllic Indian Ocean tourist destination, often hailed as ‘paradise on earth’. Each year, the isles welcome throngs of visitors from all over the globe, seeking all things ranging from luxurious getaways to action-packed adventures. With tourism […]

Emporia and Gulf Apparels Support Sustainability in its Expansion into Maldives

With sustainability labelled as a critical part of post-pandemic recovery, Emporia and Gulf Apparels have partnered with Lal’s Group to enter the Maldives market with a more sustainable product range. Emporia is one of the most popular customer choices when it comes to bed & bath linen and customisation. Emporia is one of the wings […]

Villa Hakatha – Fueling the Future

Through sheer perseverance and a commitment to excellence, Villa Hakatha Pvt. Ltd (VHPL) has become a powerhouse in the energy sector as well as a prominent leader in the field of construction material suppliers in the country. With a 20-year-old legacy, VHPL is a subsidiary entity of Villa Shipping and Trading Company Pvt. Ltd, that […]

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 […]

Lifebuoy Immunity Boosting Sanitizer for Hygienic Hands

With the outbreak of Covid-19 Global Pandemic, personal hygiene and safety became one of the most essential needs for everyone. When we step outside our home, we tend to touch many common surfaces such as staircase railings, door knobs, motorcycle handles, as well as unavoidable surfaces such as elevator buttons. All these common surfaces are […]

Maldives Introduces New Measures to Protect Wild Grouper Fish

According to MMRI, Groupers started to decline within only 5 years of the beginning of export fishery. Their research in 2011 reveals that 70% of Groupers that landed for the export trade were immature and their latest research in 2020 offers a devastating update that 90% of the most highly valued grouper species landed are […]

Purchasing Power: Abdul Baaree Abdul Hakeem, Procurement Officer, Hulhule Island Hotel (HIH)

In this interview with Hotelier Maldives, Abdul Baaree Abdul Hakeem, the Purchasing Officer at Hulhule Island Hotel (HIH) speaks about his take on an ideal supplier and his most successful deals.  How long have you been in purchasing? I started my career as an Office Assistant in the Finance Department in Hulhule Island Hotel, then slowly […]

Introducing GF Entertainment – Exclusively for the Select

Established in 2014, GF Entertainment have carved a reputation as one of the most sought-after boutique entertainment companies within the industry and are renowned for providing clients with unforgettable experiences from all over the world. Headed by Founder & Managing Director, Emmanuel Akintunde, GF Entertainment are the go-to gurus when it comes to celebrity galas, […]

Spa by PHYTOMER

Natural skin care; from the ocean to the skinOnly at Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort partners with transformational French brand PHYTOMER to introduce Pullman Spa by PHYTOMER, an innovative brand with the Ocean at its core and intertwined in everything they do – leading the way in revolutionary skincare. PHYTOMER scientists are the […]

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