Meet Roberto Lafforgue, Wine Manager at Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Wine Manager at Crown & Champa Resort’s Meeru Island Resort Roberto Lafforgue, 31, has lived in Spain, Canada and Mexico. Prior to working in the Maldives, Lafforgue worked as head sommelier at Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah, hired by the sommelier who worked with Gordon Ramsay. He speaks to Hotelier Maldives about what it is […]

JOALI’s New Resident Artist Nataliya Kuleshova Talks about the Innovative Immersive Art Resort

Amidst a world of tropical splendour JOALI Maldives offers a canvas for creativity as well as a haven for art afficionados. As the Maldives’ first luxurious art immersive art hotel and island retreat, JOALI is a destination brimming with experiential art pieces that extend across the island. Timeless artwork adorns the walls and spaces in […]

Meet Ahmed Zahir, the New Hotel Manager of Banyan Tree Group’s Angsana Velavaru

Maldivian-born Ahmed Zahir was officially appointed as Banyan Tree Group’s Angsana Velavaru hotel manager in April 2021, promoted from acting general manager since March 2020. Prior to this he was the executive assistant manager for almost five years at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and rooms division manager for Angsana Velavaru from 2009 to 2016. Having joined […]

Exclusive: Roshan Radhay, LUX* Maldives’ ‘Magician of Marketing’

Set in some of the most celebrated destinations in the world, including the Indian Ocean, the LUX* Resorts and Hotels inspire, surprise and delight guests, by offering imaginative experiences, delivered by passionate team members, to help you celebrate life. With two stunning resorts in the Maldives, LUX* Resorts and Hotels offer a variety of unique […]

Meet Navin Singh, Executive Chef of Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives

Navin Singh is an experienced executive chef at the Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives. The esteemed chef trained in Paris under the world-renowned three-star Michelin chef Michel Roux, where he learned the art of fine cuisine. He also worked with other culinary masters including Frederic Molini and Thomas Angerer. Navin’s first role was as executive chef […]

Making Tipping Abroad Easy

Tips Abroad is a company specialising in Cashless Tips for the Digital Economy making it easy to collect tips from international customers. A completely unique and new concept, which is one of a kind in the Maldives, it is hoped that this will revolutionise the tipping industry helping to provide a safe way to provide […]

Step into Siyam World Maldives this Autumn

The highly anticipated Siyam World, Maldives will open on 28 October 2021 offering a natural, carefree playground and an array of “never-seen-before” experiences. Siyam World is a striking new vision of the Indian Ocean archipelago’s rich natural wonders in Noonu atoll. The resort will feature an enticing variety of 21 accommodation categories ranging from 89 […]

Meet Isabelle Miaja the Maldives Hotel Design Guru

French interior designer Isabelle Miaja is the creative force behind many five-star resort projects in the Maldives. Beginning her career in the US working on homes in Beverley Hills, Los Angeles and Park Avenue New York, she later moved to Singapore and extended her savoir faire to hotel design. Blending east and west into her […]

Meet Anica Roch, the Newly Appointed Resident Manager of Mirihi Maldives

Mirihi Island Resort is a tiny island fringed by powdery beaches and palm trees in the Maldives. Leave your shoes behind and enjoy the ‘art of doing nothing’ on an island just 350 metres long and 50 metres wide.  This secluded paradise is surrounded by a spectacular house reef which serves as an underwater playground for sea […]

Get Ready for New Openings in the Maldives

The Maldives has been the international success story of the world, opening new resorts even during the pandemic. There have been several exciting new openings in the Maldives lately and more to come this year. Hotelier Maldives looks at some of these exciting new developments in the archipelago that have been announced or recently opened. […]

Sensational Sushi by the Sea in the Maldives

Each year on June 18, is a special day for lovers of Japanese cuisine. It is a day to celebrate the international day of sushi and the Maldives surrounded by the Indian Ocean has some excellent Japanese restaurants that specialise in sushi. Clarity, lightness, simplicity and order are the words used to describe the hallmarks of Japanese cooking and many […]

Women in Hospitality: Anuradha Abeywickramasinge

Anuradha Abeywickramasinge is the corporate purchasing manager for Cocoon Maldives and You and Me by Cocoon. Hailing from Sri Lanka, she has been in the industry for 20 years, bringing passion to her profession along with her significant international background working for the hospitality industry in Asia and Africa. She has held various positions in sales […]