Top 10 Family-Friendly Resorts in Maldives

The Maldives is a renowned destination for couples, but it also has all the hallmarks of a great family holiday. From scenic seaplane journeys to dreamy villas to entertainment for all ages, the whole family can enjoy a guilt-free vacation in the Maldives. We bring you a roundup of some of the best Maldives resorts […]

Nifraz Mohamed Naheem, Mixologist, W Maldives

Nifraz Mohamed Naheem is a mixologist at W Maldives. Born and raised in Kandy, Sri Lanka, he has worked in W Maldives as a mixologist since 2009. In 2019 he was promoted to head mixologist (liquid specialist). However, he never set out to become a mixologist, he dreamt of being an accountant before he started […]

Akshay Prakash, Bartender, JOALI Maldives

Akshay Prakash Ingole is a bartender at JOALI. Originally from central India, he graduated with a degree in Hotel Management and Catering Technology. His older brother, who is in the same industry, inspired and guided him to choose a career in beverages. Once he decided to train as a bartender, Prakash was able to explore […]

Nalin Praboda, Assistant Bar and Pool Operations Manager, The Standard Huruvalhi

On the occasion of World Cocktail Day on 13th May, Hotelier Maldives interviewed some of the most creative mixologists in Maldives resorts. Nalin Praboda hails from a small village called Polgahawela, a three-hour train journey from the capital city of Colombo in Sri Lanka. He is a beverage specialist at The Standard Huruvalhi in Raa […]

Design: An Insight into GX Associates

GX Associates is one of the leading architectural firms in the Maldives. Among their projects are the resorts of Huvafen Fushi, Velassaru Maldives, Kuramathi, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa and LUX* Maldives. They have worked on over 70 hospitality projects to date, and they continue to grow with a pipeline of private island […]

This Easter in Maldives Resorts

Easter is just around the corner and many of the resorts in the Maldives have unveiled their festive packages. Holidaymakers visiting the Maldives during this time will be treated to an ‘eggciting’ array of activities. Hotelier Maldives has put together a guide to some of the events on offer across the archipelago. Dusit Thani Maldives […]

One&Only Reethi Rah Unveils Easter Events Programme

The One&Only Reethi Rah has unveiled a jam-packed programme of easter activities that promise to deliver fun for all the family. Between 10 to 19 April, the resort has planned an array of sports, wellness, and kids’ events. The highlight of the calendar is the Easter White Party, a beachside Easter cocktail and gala dinner, […]

Naufal Naeem, Director of Sales at Nova Maldives

Naufal Naeem is the new Director of Sales at Nova Maldives, an island resort set to open its doors on the 1 April 2022. Nova will be introducing a modern All-Inclusive Community Concept, which offers a contemporary yet laidback atmosphere. The brand’s value for money, “no fuss” concept is intended to foster a fun, progressive […]

Tourism Investment Opportunities Highlighted in Virtual Forum

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the advent of tourism, nineteen new Maldivian virgin islands have been opened to foreign investment. This news was shared by Minister of Tourism Dr Abdulla Mausoom on Thursday 10th February 2020 at a Virtual Webinar on Opportunities for Tourist Resorts Development in the Maldives and attended by ambassadors. “Today’s forum is […]

IATA figures show dip in demand for air travel around the world from 2019

The latest figures from IATA show that demand for air travel in November 2021, measured in revenue passenger-kilometres (RPKs), was down 47 per cent compared to November 2019 and 48.9 per cent in October 2019, according to a report in TNA News. International passenger demand in November was 60.5 per cent below November 2019, bettering […]

GM’s View: Idu Ribeiro, W Maldives

As 2021 draws to a close, Idu Ribeiro reflects on his one-year anniversary as general manager of W Maldives.  With twenty-four years of international experience in the hospitality industry prior to joining the island, Idu has held leadership positions in five countries. He began his career as a Valet Parker in Boston, USA for Marriott […]

Marriott Set to Open 30 Luxury Hotels in 2022

Marriott confirmed at ILTM Cannes that it is poised to open more than 30 hotels worldwide in 2022. With seven properties already in the Maldives, including the J. W Marriott, St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, W Maldives, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, Ritz Carlton Fari Islands and Le […]