One&Only Reethi Rah OOMoments Photostudio; capturing moments today, creating memories for a lifetime

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Surrounded by the crystal turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, nestled within lush tropical gardens and fringed with pure white-sand beaches, One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives is an ultra-luxury, all-villa resort offering an unrivalled level of seclusion, choice and personalised exploration. Situated on one of the largest private islands in North Malé Atoll, there […]

Women in Hospitality: Fathimath Nafha, Duty Manager, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With hard work and determination, Fathimath Nafha, the Duty Manager at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa has reached the management level in the hospitality in little under five years. Being a woman in hospitality in the Maldives still comes with its own challenges in a largely male-dominated industry. Yet, Nafha has proven that […]

Exclusive: Andrew Ashmore, Chief Commercial Officer, Coco Collection Hotels & Resorts

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Andrew Ashmore, the Chief Commercial Officer at Coco Collection Hotels & Resorts has over three decades of experience as a hotelier. He has worked for big names of the industry in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. He has trained hundreds of potential hoteliers who have continued their journey to success in the industry. He […]

GM’s View: Ahmed Siaar, General Manager, Fushifaru Maldives

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Despite the notion of responsibility synonymous with the title of ‘General Manager’, when you first meet Ahmed Siaar, the General Manager of Fushifaru Maldives, he will likely make you think it’s an easy job. The way he carries himself, the easy conversations, his rapport with the staff; all point to a relaxed management style. When […]

Sea Gear appointed exclusive distributor for Atoll Editions products

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sea Gear, a subsidiary of Silver Sands Pvt Ltd, has been selected as the exclusive distribution partner for Atoll Editions products in the Maldives. The core products of Atoll Editions include Atlas of the Maldives, Fishes of the Maldives, Marine Life of the Maldives and Dive Maldives. Other products include the Fish Field Guides, Marine […]

Tourism industry registers 9% growth in 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Growth of Maldivian tourism sector has attained a four-year pinnacle in 2017, with a total receipt of US$2.7 billion, a 9% annual growth. This marks a turnaround from the negative growth recorded in the industry in the past two years, according to numbers released by the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA). The positive growth was attributed […]

One&Only Reethi Rah conducts a CSR programme for Special Needs Children

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One&Only Reethi Rah has held a one-day programme for children with Special Needs from Imaduddin School, to mark the Autism Awareness month. Themed around the importance of marine ecosystems for the Maldives, 16 students, including students with special needs attended the programme which comprised of an information session and a snorkelling trip to the lagoon. […]

BBM, MECS hold 6th Masterclass and Barista workshop

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Bestbuy Maldives (BBM) together with Maldives Exhibition and Conference Services (MECS) has hosted the 6th Masterclass and Barista workshop at Hulhulé Island Hotel. The session – held in preparation for Hotel Asia 2018 – was conducted and guided by Chef Garth Shnier, Complex Executive Chef of Sun International; and Chef Ronald Prasanto, Executive Chef of […]

Leading hoteliers discuss challenges at the Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The third Hotelier Maldives GM Forum, bringing together hospitality industry leaders of Maldives to discuss important aspects of the industry, has come to a successful close. Over 150 delegates representing over 40 hospitality brands attended the forum held at Kurumba Maldives on April 18, 2018. The third in the series, this year’s forum discussed topics […]