Abdul-Azeez Ali, GCL Director at Jumeirah Group/Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts

The Director of Government Liaisons and Local Affairs, Abdul-Azeez Ali, has been instrumental in carrying out all CSR efforts undertaken by Jumeirah Vittaveli – he is a founding member of BOLI (a colleague initiative dedicated to working with colleagues as well as surrounding communities) and currently serves as its president. Azeez was the General Manager […]

Justin Heng, General Manager, Noku Maldives

Justin Heng, General Manager for Noku Maldives came to the Maldives to oversee the development and opening of the property. It is now fully established and is a resort which places great importance on social responsibility and contributes in numerous ways to the community within which it operates. Justin and his dynamic team are strong […]

Exclusive: Iyaz Waheed, President, Universal Foundation

Iyaz Waheed, the President at Universal Foundation has been working in the hospitality industry for over 18 years. Experienced in the areas of hospitality finance, hotel management, human resources and compliance, Iyaz is a strong professional with an associate membership from Chartered Management Accountants of U.K. Iyaz has presently dedicated his career to CSR and […]

Corporate Social Responsibility: Care in the Community

It enriches a hotel’s image, but Corporate Social Responsibility is not easy and it can only be made successful with great passion and communication, as Hotelier Maldives discovers. CSR is now integral to the DNA of good hoteliers because many hoteliers care about making a positive impact on the lives of the people in the […]

Noku Maldives – a perfect base to explore Maldives’ cultural wealth

The island nation of the Maldives is one of the most tranquil countries in Asia, known for its natural beauty and its five-star resorts. For a taste of this, most people head to the Maldivian islands to experience a dream vacation. A 50-minute scenic seaplane transfer between Velana International Airport in Malé City, I found […]

GM’s View: Riddian Davies, Group General Manager and Commercial Director, Reethi Faru Resort and Reethi Beach Resort

Reethi Faru Resort, a four-star superior, on the scenic island of Filaidhoo in the northern Raa Atoll has appointed Riddian Davies as the Group General Manager & Commercial Director. Davies joins the 150-villa hotel, following various five-star roles as general manager in London at the Marriott Hotel on Park Lane, the historical Royal Horse Guards […]

GM’s View: Armando Kraenzlin, Regional Vice President and General Manager, Four Seasons Resorts Maldives

Armando Kraenzlin began his Four Seasons career as an Executive Assistant Manager with Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta. He has since held various senior management roles with the company in Mumbai and its Maldivian properties of Kuda Huraa, Landaa Giraavaru, Four Seasons Explorer and Voavah Private Island, as well as regional roles encompassing Bali, Vietnam, and […]

Four Seasons Maldives Private Island Voavah: the world’s first exclusive-use UNESCO hideaway

Opened in December 2016, the first exclusive-use private island managed by Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, the Private Island at Voavah is a five-acre playground in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, offering natural wilderness flanked by white beaches and crystal clear water. Voavah’s seven bedrooms are located across three living spaces: a three-bedroom Beach […]

Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru: A pristine & exotic wilderness refuge

Located in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru is a sophisticated tropical resort that leads the way in sustainable luxury living. Manta ray research programmes and turtle conservation thrive alongside an authentic Ayurvedic retreat and high levels of service on this stunning tropical island in the Maldives. Soon after I […]

Coastline Foundation launches skilful workforce development programme at ‘TVEC’

One of the CSR projects of Coastline Group of Companies, Coastline Foundation, has launched training programmes at the Technical & Vocational Education Center (TVEC), in Baa Atoll Kihaadhoo. The training programmes were established to meet industry needs and build a skilful workforce for the technical and vocational industries of the Maldives.Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, […]

Afrah Mohamed, Assistant Recreations Manager, Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

Hotelier Maldives speaks with Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru’s Assistant Recreation Manager – Afrah Mohamed who started off as an apprentice in the Four Seasons Resort Maldives Apprenticeship Programme. The programme is a vocational training scheme for young and dynamic Maldivians looking to enter the hospitality industry. Since its inception in 2001, the year-long programme has equipped […]

FHTS hosts seminar on tourism sector “workforce localization”

The Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies (FHTS) has hosted a special seminar themed around “Workforce Localization in the Tourism Industry of the Maldives.” Part of a series of monthly public seminars organized by the Maldives National University, the event took place on July 18 at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Educations.More than a […]