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, […]


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 […]

GM Forum 2019 now open for sponsorship

The fourth edition of the Hotelier Maldives GM Forum is now open for sponsorship. Scheduled to take place on April 3, 2019 at Bandos Maldives, the event will feature keynote speeches, presentations, and panel discussions on a myriad of topics including hotel safety and security, skills gap in the hospitality industry and how this challenge […]

New members appointed to GM Forum Advisory Panel

Mariya Shareef, the Resort Manager at Summer Island Maldives and Marc Gussing, General Manager at JW Marriot Maldives Resort & Spa (scheduled to open in 2019) have been appointed as new members to the Advisory Panel of the annual Hotelier Maldives GM Forum. The fourth edition of the forum is scheduled for April 3, 2019, […]

Women in Hospitality: Anusha Zubair, Sales & Marketing Manager at Fushifaru Maldives

Anusha Zubair is known to her family, friends and colleagues at Fushifaru Maldives as Anu. Having completed her A’ levels in Malé, Anu packed her bags for an adventure in the land of the Hobbits, New Zealand, and signed up for a Degree in Design from the University of Massey. Returning from New Zealand with […]

Voting open for World Spa Awards 2018, Maldives seeks to defend Indian Ocean’s Best Spa Destination title

The World Spa Awards 2018 has been opened for voting. Launched in 2015, World Spa Awards is a dynamic awards programme designed to drive up standards within spa and wellness tourism, by rewarding the organisations that are the leaders in the field. World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony 2018 will be staged at The St. Regis […]

Conrad Maldives announces world’s first undersea villa at the Hotelier Maldives GM Forum

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has announced the development of THE MURAKA – what is believed to be the world’s first undersea residence. The new level of accommodation, which is expected to be open in November, was officially announced in the Maldives at the Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2018, in the presence of over 150 hotel industry […]

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas voted Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has been named the World’s Most Instagrammable Hotel. The upscale resort located in Baa Atoll, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas defeated Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve 45,385 – 30,143, taking home the crown in Luxury Travel Advisor’s inaugural Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World contest. To reach the finals, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas […]