Veganism’s Influence on Tourism Will Grow: GlobalData

According to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, Veganism’s impact on tourism space is growing. Vegan-friendly tours, excursions and digital travel apps are emerging as another tool for travel companies to attract environmentally focused individuals. As companies across the travel and tourism spectrum look to recover from the harmful impact of COVID-19, they see […]

EHL Titled World’s Best University in Hospitality Education

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) has once again confirmed its position as the world’s leading institution in hospitality management education and is now among the top five business management institutions in Switzerland. According to the University, the fine recognitions are the result of an exceptional and caring educational environment, training the managers and enlightened citizens […]

Meet Ibu Ribeiro, W Maldives’ New Disruptor GM

W Maldives, part of W Hotels Worldwide, has appointed Idu Ribeiro as the new General Manager of the resort. Born as a true disruptor hailing from Brazil, Idu is a seasoned hotelier with over 24 years of international experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. He had taken his first humble steps in entering the […]

Alan Ball joins the Soneva family as Vice President – Sales for Europe, Russia and the Americas

With more than a decade’s experience in the luxury hospitality sector, Alan Ball has worked with some of the industry’s best-known brands, including Per Aquum, Six Senses and JOALI Maldives, as well as premium travel company Linara Travel. Now he is delighted to join the Soneva family as Vice President -Sales for Europe, Russia and […]

Meet the New Executive Chefs Leading Culinary Teams at LUX* Resorts Maldives

LUX* South Ari Atoll and LUX* North Male` Atoll announces appointment of new Executive Chefs who will overlook the resorts’ culinary journey and take it to new heights. Taylor Shearman joins LUX* North Male Atoll after nearly a decade of international moves. She began her cooking career by becoming a kitchen apprentice in some of […]

You & Me by Cocoon Maldives Marks 2nd Anniversary

One of the leading adults-only resorts in the Maldives, You & Me by Cocoon began celebrations for its 2nd anniversary on 1st March 2021. The special day began with a treasure hunt at Cheer Bar, where guests had the chance to win exciting prizes. In the evening, a special cocktail reception was held to cut […]

lti Maafushivaru Climbs Up to TripAdvisor Maldives Top 10 List

Luxury resort lti Maafushivaru celebrates its achievement of being ranked #2 out of 35 resorts in South Ari Atoll and made it to the Maldives top 10 list on TripAdvisor based on traveler ranked as of February 2021. On 27 February 2021, the resort was ranked 6 out of 412 properties in the Maldives. Lti […]

Hotelier Maldives Set to be Media Partner, Hotel Data Conference: Global Edition 2021

Hotelier Maldives is set to be a media partner for the upcoming Hotel Data Conference: Global Edition. The event is hosted by STR and Hotel News Now.  The event has been a popular gathering for the last 12 years in the US, and this year the event is extended as an online global edition with […]

Marriott Appoints Tony Capuano as New CEO and Stephanie Linnartz as President

Following the unexpected passing of former CEO Arne Sorenson last week, Marriott announces the appointment of a new chief executive officer and president on 23rd February. Anthony “Tony” Capuano, 55, who was previously Marriot’s Group President of Global Development, Design and Operations, joins the Board of Directors and is titled the CEO of Marriott International. […]

Don Brandi Kumara Appointed Executive Chef at Radisson Blu Resort Maldives

Radisson Blu Resort Maldives has announced the appointment of Don Brandi Kumara as the resort’s new Executive Chef. The highly-skilled and experienced culinary professional will oversee the resort’s three exceptional restaurants, four iconic bars including The Lab Cocktail and Wine Cellar, and in-villa dining. Chef Brandi trained at the Ceylon Hotel School and holds a […]

Marriott International Announces the Unexpected Passing of Arne M. Sorenson, President and CEO

Marriott International has announced that Arne M. Sorenson, President and CEO, unexpectedly passed away on February 15, 2021. In May 2019, the company announced that Mr. Sorenson had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. On February 2, 2021, Marriott shared the news that Mr. Sorenson would temporarily reduce his schedule to facilitate more demanding treatment for […]

Crossroads Maldives Set to Open the Destination’s First Ever Co-Working Space

Crossroads Maldives has announced that it is set to open the Maldives first-ever co-working space at The Marina at CROSSROADS Maldives. Located just 15 minutes away from the capital city Malé and accessible all day long with regular ferry services, ‘Your SPACE’ at CROSSROADS Maldives would be the first of its kind in the country, […]