Meet Oreste Traetto, Resident Manager, Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort

Oreste Traetto joins the Pullman Maldives Maamutaa as resident manager with almost three decades experience in senior management at hotels across the globe. He began his career in 1993 with Club Med and evolved within the ACCOR Group. Originally from Livorno Italy, he specialises in hotel opening, preopening and operation budget as well as aspects […]

GM Forum ’21; Maldives Looking to a Busy Season to End the Year

Panel Discussion on  ‘Trends in Destination Marketing’, featuring Thoyyib Mohamed of Visit Maldives and Abdulla Ghiyas of PATA Maldives Chapter at Hotelier Maldives GM Forum ‘21 UK online searches for the Maldives have hit the roof since the announcement they were coming off the UK’s travel red list. Abdulla Ghiyas, Chair of PATA, Maldives Chapter, told […]

The Tale of Veligandu

Within a luxurious blue kingdom, one can find one of the most authentic resorts in the Maldives. Veligandu Island Resort and Spa, in the North Ari atoll is one of the Maldives’ founding resorts that retains its original charm as it entices honeymooners today. The secluded haven of Veligandu Island Resort and Spa is a […]

Maldives is back on the Flight Path for Brits

The Maldives is off the ‘red list’ and back on the ‘to do list’ for British travellers as the UK Government has announced a major overhaul to simplify the rules governing international travel. The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps made an announcement yesterday that effectively freed up the red tape that has engulfed the UK travel […]

GM’s View: Ozgur Cengiz, Joali Being

JOALI BEING is first and only nature immersive wellbeing island retreat of its kind in the Maldives. With 68 villas, each with its own butler or “Jadugar”, the island aims to create wellbeing experiences tailored to individual lifestyles and goals and the man tasked to deliver this concept is general manager Ozgur Cengiz.  No stranger […]

Exclusive Interview with Ishan Munaweera

Ishan Munaweera, assistant vice president of Aviation Services Pvt Ltd talks exclusively to Hotelier Maldives about business post-pandemic. Aviation Services Pvt Ltd is an airline representation company offering a one-stop shop for any airline who wishes to visit the Maldives. Offering all services to enable an airline to operate to Maldives from supervision, sales and […]

Women in Hospitality: Laurean Sahilices

Laurean Sahilices is the Cluster Assistant Director of Marketing at Pullman and Mercure Maldives. As cluster assistant director of marketing at Accor Maldives for the Pullman Maldives Maamutaa and Mercure Maldives Kooddoo, Laurean Sahilices is an expert in hotel marketing, particularly digital, as well as a champion of women in marketing and women in hospitality. […]

Marc Van Bergen, Managing Director of Heilbron Hospitality Talks about Butler Training

Grand Park Kodhipparu in the Maldives began their butler training programme in 2019 for the lifestyle hosts with follow up trainings in 2020. However, due to the pandemic, this was delayed for a year. Now things are back on track and, Heilbron Hospitality is assisting the team with restarting and reviving their energy after the […]

GM’s View: Emilio Fortini, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Emilio Fortini is the general manager of Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. As a seasoned hotelier with over 35 years of hospitality experience in the Asia Pacific region, Emilio joined Rydges hotels and resorts in 1995 after 12 years with independents. He has held several management positions specialising in food & beverage. Sheraton […]

Women in Hospitality: Farsa Saeed, Sales Manager, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

Farsa Saeed is a sales manager and driving force at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. Saeed joined the finest address in the Maldives in 2017 as a sales coordinator and quickly worked her way up to a sales executive and sales manager position. Highly skilled in her role, Saeed expertly manages the Asia Pacific accounts of […]

Meet Retheesh Mohanan, Head Sommelier, InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau

Retheesh Mohanan, 39, originally from Kerala, India is currently the head sommelier at InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort.  Hotelier Maldives interviews Mohanan about working in the Maldives,  different wine varieties in the wine cellar at InterContinental and his favourite wines. HM: Tell me a bit about yourself and your background and how it has shaped you? […]

Feel the Beat of the Maldives with Jennifer Dons, Music Curator at W Maldives

Escape to W Maldives where the sound of the waves drumming against the infinity pool provides the perfect soundtrack to life as you luxuriate in a wonderland of white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and breathtaking reefs. From the moment you step onto this heart shaped island playground, get ready to welcome infinite days amplified by the […]

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