Exclusive: Yoosuf Riffath, CEO of Capital Travel & Tours

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hotelier Maldives sat down with Yoosuf Riffath, CEO of Capital Travel & Tours to learn more about his 35-year long career in the Maldivian hospitality sector. Capital Travel & Tours was founded by Riffath in 1990, and under his guidance, the company has now become one of the leading tour operators in the country. Apart […]

Handy products for hotel landscaping and gardening

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Fertiplus Organic Fertilizer 4-3-3 Fertiplus Organic Fertilizer 4-3-3 from Netherlands is a well-known 100% organic fertilizer pellet. This environment friendly natural plant fertilizer contains mostly humic acid structures. Humic acids enrich soils by facilitating their nutrient availability. They gradually release the minerals making it easier for plant roots to absorb them.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]When correctly applied, Fertiplus […]

Careers: Meet a team of professional women from the Hulhule Island Hotel

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the Maldivian tourism sector, women make up only 8% of the workforce and of which only 3% are Maldivian women. For this instalment of Hotelier Maldives’ Careers segment we bring you a team of young, energetic and dedicated professional women from the Hulhule Island Hotel (HIH).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Aminath Nuha, General Manager’s Secretary Even at a very […]

Frella Extra Virgin Coconut Oil: the only luxury coconut oil product from the Maldives

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Frella is a rapidly growing signature Maldivian brand developed by COSMERC. The brand’s luxury health care product ranges are centred on the holistic approach to wellness, and all Frella products are extracted from natural ingredients. Frella Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is a real and pure coconut oil manufactured with no additives or preservatives. In order […]

2nd edition of THINC Sri Lanka to take place this February

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The 2nd edition of Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Sri Lanka is scheduled to take place on 7 and 8 February 2017, at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo. THINC Sri Lanka aims to be the region’s premier event for the hospitality and tourism industry. Sri Lanka has been increasingly gaining significance in the […]

Dhaalu Airport opens next month

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dhaalu Airport, located in Dhaalu Atoll, will open next month according to the airport’s main developer Riolo Group. The airport was developed by reclaiming land from the Dhaalu Kudahuvadhoo lagoon and according to local news sources, approximately USD 20 million were invested in the project. The preparations for the opening next month are underway and […]

Eight wellness trends for 2017 and beyond

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The 10th Annual Global Wellness Summit took place in Kitzbühel, Austria from 17th to 19th October 2016. The theme for last year’s summit was “Back to the Future” and over 500 wellness experts from more than 46 nations attended the summit to debate the future of wellness. The result of the debate was a uniquely […]

Renate Hermes, Group Spa Director/Co-Owner of Duniye Spas

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Renate Hermes is Group Spa Director and Co-Owner of Duniye Spas, a company founded in 2002 by a group of international hotel owners. With spas at ten locations in the Maldives, Duniye Spas is currently one of the leading spa management and consultancy companies here in the Maldives. Originally from Germany, Renate joined Duniye Spas […]

Qatar Airways to introduce new amenity kits for Economy Class passengers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Qatar Airways will be introducing new amenity kits for Economy Class passengers this month. The kits are part of the airline’s ongoing upgrade of on-board products. With a focus on simplicity and functionality, the kits are designed to include products that will make the passengers’ trips more comfortable and relaxing while adding value to their […]

Michelin starred chef from Switzerland Tanja Grandits to visit Milaidhoo

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Tanja Grandits, one of Switzerland’s top chefs, will be visiting Milaidhoo Maldives from 4 to 11 March 2017. Tanja, who takes inspiration from the Asian cuisine, holds two Michelin stars and is renowned for making dishes that celebrate colour, texture and spices. Tanja grew up in southern Germany and trained as a chef at the […]

Basilur Tea: Forever changing the bond between tea and tourism

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Basilur tea is an award-winning brand which has reinvented the 5000 year old tea gifting culture by creating eclectic tea blends and innovative packaging. Based in Sri Lanka, a land historically renowned for its prized tea leaves, Basilur obtains the choicest tea leaves from the very source of its growth. Bringing Basilur tea to the […]

Celebrity Danish chefs to visit Six Senses Laamu

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Denmark’s celebrity chef Jesper Koch will be back at Six Senses Laamu for three exclusive culinary events this January. Jesper is the third highest rated Michelin chef in Denmark and he gained fame by putting a modern spin on Danish classics. One of his most popular dishes is salted celery with truffle oil and potato […]