Women in Hospitality: Anna Luttsau, Director of Sales, Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Anna Luttsau is the Director of Sales at Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi. Anna completed her studies at the Tver State University in Russia. She has always been passionate about travelling, learning and experiencing different cultures. Here, we speak to Anna about her career in the hospitality industry and working in the Maldives. Hotelier Maldives: […]

Five trends that will drive Maldives’ hospitality industry

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When an ultra-luxurious destination rapidly evolves, will a destination marketing presence equate to a positive image, and an increase in tourism to the country? In the cover story for issue #30, Hotelier Maldives takes this question to the Maldives’ hospitality industry. With insight from industry experts at the Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2018, we look […]

Women in Hospitality: Cherry Cruz, Regional Human Resources Director at LUX* South Ari Atoll and LUX* North Male’ Atoll, Maldives

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For our latest feature in Women in Hospitality, we speak to Cherry Santos Cruz, the Regional Human Resources Director at LUX* South Ari Atoll and LUX* North Male’ Atoll, Maldives. Cherry is someone who has reached and achieved numerous milestones with her career only because of her dedication, commitment and the habit of never giving […]

GM’s View: Ryszard Majewski, General Manager, Kurumba Maldives

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Native to South Africa, Ryszard started his way in the hospitality industry at the age of 14. Passionate to customer service, he has gained his experience in sales and marketing, food and beverage, finance, project management and other areas of the industry across diverse geographic regions. His history includes leadership roles in hospitality operations for […]

Reethi Faru Resort: A memorable experience rooted in bio-luxury

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Some 45 minutes by flight from Velana International Airport, the little and pristine island of Filaidhoo is a flawless setting for Reethi Faru Resort. The resort enjoys a remote location in the uncrowded Raa Atoll, about 140 kilometres from the capital city, Malé. Unlike many other Maldivian resorts, where there are many other hotels nearby, […]

Tourist arrivals jump by 18.5 percent in March 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Tourist arrivals to the Maldives record a year-on-year growth of 18.5 percent in March, according to official figures released by the Ministry of Tourism. As of March, arrivals in 2018 have grown by 17 percent (420,103 visitors) compared to the January to March period last year. Europe, the largest regional source market, made the biggest […]

Hilton releases first quarter 2018 results

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hilton has reported its first quarter 2018 results. Its net income for the first quarter was US$163 million, and its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation were US$445 million, an increase of 9 percent from the same period in 2017. The group’s financial report showed that the group’s earnings exceeding expectations for the start of the […]

The Nautilus Maldives announces 2019 rates and new opening date

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Nautilus Maldives has announced 2019 room rates and announced a revised opening date. The Nautilus Maldives – set to open in Q1/2019 – is a privately-owned island in the heart of the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, with the serious ambition of being noted as one of the leading luxury resorts in the world. […]

Six resorts to launch two-week-long festival in Baa Atoll

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A two-week-long festive celebration is coming to Baa Atoll this summer hosted by Soneva Fushi, Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, Dusit Thani, Amilla Fushi, Vakkaru Maldives and Finolhu.  The event to officially announce the festival was held on May 9, at Soneva Fushi’s sandbank. Starting on July 20 and running till August 3, “Baa Atoll Festival […]

Careers: Haleem Lye – Operations Manager at Reethi Faru Resort

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Haleem Lye is a passionate hotelier with about 20 years of experience in the industry. Haleem Lye’s career in the hospitality sector began when he joined the Taj Samadura, Colombo Sri Lanka right after completing his Diploma in Hotel Management at the International Hotel School at Mount Lavinia Hotel, Sri Lanka. He is currently the […]

French visitor numbers to the Maldives record positive growth

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The French outbound travel market to the Maldives is seeing signs of growth. The Ministry of Tourism has revealed a 4.6 percent increase in French visitor arrivals by the end of 2017. In total, 42,365 French tourists travelled to the Maldives, up from 40,487 a year earlier. France, the seventh largest source market for visitors […]

Exclusive: Mohamed Athif, Director of Human Resources, Kandima Maldives

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Mohamed Athif is a dedicated HR professional with strong grasp of KPIs, employment laws, compliance issues and benefit plans. As the Director of Human Resources at Kandima Maldives, Athif successfully introduces process improvements and team development initiatives to drive organizational goal attainment. Hotelier Maldives: How did you discover your calling to work to develop people? […]