Jesper Hougaard, Managing Director, Serena Spa

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Prior to getting involved in the spa business, Managing Director of Serena Spa Jesper Hougaard spent 25 years in the aviation industry. “I saw it more as a service than just transportation. I found it very important that you look at what a customer wants and try to fulfill that requirement rather than simply transport […]

2017: A great year for flying

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) in partnership with Expedia Inc. has released a study of worldwide air travel trends that suggests 2017 could be a banner year for air travel. The research titled ‘New Heights for Air Travel: Understanding the Realities of Dropping Ticket Prices and Surging Capacity’ used data from 1 January to 24 October […]

Cosentino: Beauty and performance

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Cosentino Group, headquartered in Almeria, Spain is a global, family owned business that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. Cosentino has been in business for the past 26 years for Silestone quartz and as a leading company in the stone industry, Cosentino currently distributes its products in more than 90 […]

The wellness revolution

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The global wellness economy is now valued at USD 3.7 trillion according to the Global Wellness Institute. Since its inception in 2007, the Global Wellness Institute has conducted landmark research studies into the global wellness arena, and the non-profit organization’s most recent research reports the global wellness industry to have grown by 10.6% from 2013 […]

T & D and the march of the “green” technologies

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A team that knows how to communicate, to create and to produce; this is what every management of every industrial company dreams of in order to increase its competitiveness in the market. To realize this dream, Ing. A. Talamali, manager of T&D Water Technologies and Development decided to leave the old hierarchical systems. T&D’s team […]

Fathimath Salah, Founder and Principal Designer of Niru Studio

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Koki’s fascination with design began at an early age, as during her childhood she was exposed to the works of local boat builders and crafts people. She studied Interior Design at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia and completed her Master in Interior and Product Design from Academia Italiana in Florence, Italy in […]

Exploring Maldivian marine life without diving or snorkeling

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Best Dives Maldives is offering resorts the possibility of providing a new kind of experience to their guests. The company’s first semi submarine, which is in the shape of a bright red fish with a huge smile on its face, was unveiled earlier this year and according Best Dives’ General Manager Eric van Melis, three […]

GM’s View: Mohamed Hilmy, Sun Aqua Vilu Reef

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Mohamed Hilmy is the General Manager of Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, the flagship property of Sun Aqua. In this interview with Hotelier Maldives, Hilmy talks about his long career in the tourism sector, his observations regarding the various changes that has taken place within the industry over the years, and offers us his insights into […]

Choosing the right amenities for your hotel

Choosing the right amenities for your hotel

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Whether it’s bottled water, toiletries or Wi-Fi, hotel guests nowadays are accustomed to receiving amenities. While guests get to use these amenities for free, the cost of providing these is something every hotel has to take into account. Additionally, hotel owners and managers also have the task of selecting the amenities that bring the best […]

Paul Dorai Raj - General Manager Maldives Singapore Airlines

Paul Dorai Raj, General Manager Maldives, Singapore Airlines Limited

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Paul Dorai Raj is the General Manager Maldives for Singapore Airlines Limited. Paul took on his current position this June 2016, and as General Manager for Maldives, he is responsible for all aspects of operations and inbound sales development including accounting and passenger and cargo sales.  Singapore Airlines and SilkAir currently have 14 flights weekly […]

Singapore Airlines offers special fares for visiting ITB Asia

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]ITB Asia is set to take place from 19 to 21 October 2016 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The 3 day B2B tradeshow and convention is designed to be the primary event for the Asia Pacific travel industry and the event’s airline partner, Singapore Airlines, is offering special fares for those flying to […]

Mercure Kooddoo Maldives & Pullman Maamutaa Maldives

The GM’s View: Scott Bowen, Mercure Kooddoo Maldives & Pullman Maamutaa Maldives

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Scott Bowen is the general manager for Mercure Kooddoo Maldives & Pullman Maamutaa Maldives. Mercure Kooddoo is set to open early next year while Pullman Maamutaa is scheduled to open in 2018. In this interview with Hotelier Maldives, Bowen talks about his approach to management, how his previous experiences come into play in his current […]