SIFANI – One Precious Gem at a time

Humans have treasured gemstones for centuries. They are often associated with beauty and great wealth. From religious, medicinal, mythical to astrological values, gemstones have been associated with human beliefs from as early as the middle-ages. Gemstones are found at various depths and locations within the Earth’s crust. The island of “ceylon”, modern day Sri Lanka, […]

Jason Lohman, Founder & Managing Director of Bespoke Marketing Global Pte Ltd

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Bespoke Marketing Global Pte Ltd specialises in audio branding and was established in 2007 by Founder & Managing Director Jason Lohman. Specialising in On Hold Messaging (OHM), offering a creative and unique experience to inbound callers. Based in Singapore, the company has offices in the U.K., Spain and U.S.A. Globally, the company has over […]

A Hotelier’s Guide to Food Safety Management

With globe-trotters chasing their wanderlust dreams visiting hundreds of destinations, the number of tourists travelling around the world has increased tremendously within the past decade making the Maldives no exception. However, with the increase of awareness among travellers, they have become highly conscious regarding their health, safety and surrounding environment before they choose a destination.  […]

Souk, A Unique Supermarket Experience

The crowded Malé City is experiencing an interesting pattern among local businesses where modern spaces and services are being introduced from several types of eateries, pizzerias, bakeries, restaurants all the way to supermarkets. Recently a completely unique supermarket was opened under the name “Souk” in Orchid Magu, Malé. Souk is the latest business venture of […]

Chef Profile: Glen Cooper, Executive Chef at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa

Glen Cooper, the Executive Chef of JW Marriot Maldives Resort & Spa, has an outstanding history working with Resorts, Boutique and 5 Star City Hotels. A well-established hotelier not only experienced on the arts of modern cuisine but in all aspects of managing operations and leading teams from diverse cultural backgrounds. His notable pre-opening experiences […]

Banyan Tree Spa: A Sanctuary for the Senses

The introduction of oriental spas and combining the spa element with the hospitality industry was one of the most successful combinations of two industries complementing each other. Wellness trends are thriving around the world and today we see the success of spas especially within the hospitality industry in the Maldives. Banyan Tree Spa was first […]

Ali Faheem, Chairman – City Investments

Ali Faheem, the Chairman of City Investments is a Maldivian entrepreneur mostly recognised for the modernising of the bakery industry in the Maldives. Led by his strong passion and enthusiasm, City Investments has gained the trust and love of the local community in Malé City. From being a self-taught baker eager in experimenting with food […]

Celebrating Wine – A collaboration between Nika Island & Grape Expectations

Nika Island Resort & Spa conducted wine sommelier basic training for four of their team members in collaboration with Grape Expectations Pvt Ltd, from the 29th to 30th of September. The two-day course was conducted by the Head of Sales & Marketing for Grape Expectations, Dora Dzurjak.  The course which included knowledge of wine, upselling […]

Maagiri Hotel – Jewel for Business Travellers

Maagiri Hotel, is a newly constructed city hotel situated at one of the most premier locations of Malé. It conveniently faced the Airport/Hulhumalé ferry terminal on Boduthakurufaanu Magu, granting easy access to the airport via land or sea. The modern Maagiri Hotel is set oceanfront with a spectacular view of the surrounding islands near Malé, […]

Wellness Spa presented by Plaza Premium Lounge is your place for pampering before take-off and after landing

Velana International Airport in Hulhulé Island is the biggest and busiest international airport in the Maldives. Most of the passengers travelling to Maldives flock to this little gem throughout the year. Wellness Spa introduced by Plaza Premium Lounge is the first of its kind opened at Velana International Airport and is the perfect place for […]

Want to step up your expertise in hospitality sales and marketing? …Judy Ong shares it all!

In a friendly-interview with Hotelier Maldives; Judy Ong, The Director of Sales and Marketing – Maldives at Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, Singapore; expresses about her career and experiences in the hospitality industry for over 16 years. Judy is a strong professional, passionate about training her peers and working towards achieving their goal as a […]

The story of Chef Giovanni De Ambrosis; the talent behind Taste of Italy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Taste of Italy, a state-of-the-art authentic Italian Restaurant is undergoing its final preparations for opening in Malé City. On this issue, Hotelier Maldives introduces the incredible talent behind this restaurant, Chef Giovanni De Ambrosis. Taste of Italy is curated by Chef Giovanni, a man in love with taste and rich traditions of Italian cuisine. An […]