Making of a Hotelier

Hassan Shihab is the resident manager at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives. For Hassan Shihab, time has been a teacher, friend and foe that made his years at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives an adventure, an epic journey in the making. For the past twenty years, he has grown alongside the resort, collecting stories of a lifetime. Joining the […]

GM Forum 2021 Post Event Report Now Available for Download

Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2021 post-event report is now available to download. GM Forum 2021 took place on 23rd September 2021 at Paradise Island Resort, Maldives. The fifth edition of the forum saw the attendance of over 90 delegates representing 50 hospitality brands. This year’s GM Forum discussed topics on the themes of airline connectivity, […]

GM Forum ’21 Highlights: Presentation by Euro Marketing Pvt Ltd, Platinum Sponsor

Euro Marketing Pvt Ltd, Platinum Sponsor of GM Forum 2021 presented at the event; The presentation was given by Mohamed Nasyr, marketing manager, Euro Marketing Pvt Ltd. Nasyr introduced Rendisk food waste solutions supplied by Euro Marketing in the Maldives. Rendisk, based in Netherlands, is part of Ali Group, a global market leader in the foodservice […]

GM Forum ’21 Highlights: Keynote Speech by Rajesh Mehta, Director Enterprise, Ooredoo Maldives

Rajesh Mehta, Director Enterprise, Ooredoo Maldives gave a keynote speech at this year’s GM Forum, held on 23rd September at Paradise Island Resort, Maldives. Rajesh talked about the major challenges faced by enterprises in adoption of digital technologies, such as lack of trained professionals and adapting to market dynamics, and offered solutions to these challenges. […]

GM Forum ‘21 Highlights: Presentation by Tropical Fitness Pvt Ltd, Wellness Partner

Tropical Fitness Pvt Ltd, Wellness Partner of GM Forum ’21 and Official Distributor of Technogym in the Maldives, presented at the event; The presentation was given by Angelo Goggioli, International Key Account Manager Hospitality & Residential, Technogym. Joining him on stage was Maurizio Placuzzi, Sub-Continent Area Manager, Technogym, and Mariyam Imna, Director, Tropical Fitness. Angelo explained […]

GM Forum ’21 Highlights: Panel Discussion – ‘Connectivity in the New Normal’

The first panel at the GM Forum 2021 discussed ‘Connectivity in the New Normal’. Moderated by Ibrahim Saleem Bandhu, panelists included Mohamed Mihad, MD, Island Aviation Services and Ahmed Maumoon, Deputy CEO, Manta Air. The panel highlighted the current issues and solutions for airport connectivity in the new normal, including domestic transportation to the south […]

British Airways Resumes Weekly Flights from Maldives to London

From 3rd October 2021, British Airways will operate four flights a week from Velana International Airport to London Heathrow. From 18th October 2021, the airline will increase operations to daily flights between the two airports. Moran Birger, British Airways’ head of sales for South Asia, Middle East and Africa said: “We can’t wait to welcome […]

GM Forum ’21 Highlights: Keynote Speech by Emilio Fortini

Emilio Fortini, general manager at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa and chairman of Marriott Business Council gave the second keynote speech at this year’s GM Forum, held on 23rd September at Paradise Island Resort, Maldives. Emilio talked about the various challenges of the pandemic and the positive recovery of Maldives. “It’s difficult for […]

GM Forum ’21 Highlights: Keynote Speech by Dr Abdulla Mausoom

The fifth edition of Hotelier Maldives GM Forum took place on 23rd September 2021 at Paradise Island Resort, Maldives. This year’s Forum saw the presence of over 90 delegates representing 50 hospitality brands. The first keynote speech was given by Minister of Tourism, Dr Abdulla Mausoom. In his speech, Minister highlighted Maldives being removed from […]

Industry Leaders Discuss Challenges at Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2021

The fifth edition of Hotelier Maldives GM Forum has come to a successful close. Over 90 delegates representing 50 hospitality brands attended the forum held at Paradise Island Resort, Maldives on 23rd  September 2021. This year’s GM Forum discussed topics on the themes of airline connectivity, human resources, data-driven storytelling and destination marketing trends. The […]

Over 30 General Managers and Corporate Hoteliers Confirm Participation at GM Forum ’21

At the close of registration, over 30 GMs and corporate hoteliers have confirmed participation at this year’s GM Forum scheduled for 23rd September 2021 at Paradise Island Resort, Male’ Atoll. The participating GMs represent over 50 brands from international hotel management companies and local operators. Launched in 2014, the fifth edition of the GM Forum was […]

Bestbuy Maldives Pvt Ltd, Silver Sponsor, GM Forum 2021

Bestbuy Maldives Pvt Ltd (BBM) has partnered with Hotelier Maldives as a Silver Sponsor of GM Forum 2021. BBM is a leading supplier of food, bakery, cooking ingredients and non-food offerings to resorts, HORECA, and the mainstream consumer market. The company is the choice distributor of some of the world’s leading brands such as Unilever, […]

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