ADORE Maldives: Your Personal Travel Counsellor

Passionate about new technologies, marketing and travel solutions, Shanoon Khalid has been closely involved with the luxury resorts of the Maldives for the past 17 years.  After 4 years of heading a motivated sales and marketing team at Baros Maldives, Shanoon successfully led the launch of Milaidhoo Island, one of the best positioned boutique luxury […]

Setting Your Business Up for a Post Covid-19 World

In our work with Perspective Pvt Ltd and Hotelier Maldives over the last seven years, we were fortunate to work with a number of businesses big and small. While we were able to meet some or all of their marketing requirements, the interaction with these companies also offered us many lessons.  Please note some of […]

Scenario Planning as a Business Strategy Tool

Woody Wade is a specialist in scenario planning, a technique allowing organizations to visualize different ways their “strategic landscape” could change in the future, so they can plan more flexibly.  For ten years, Woody Wade has worked with organizations worldwide to help them foresee changes in their strategic landscape, using scenario planning. He is the […]

Special Feature: David Keen on ‘Brand Maldives’

While much is uncertain in the travel world at this moment, we can say with confidence that the planet’s most sought-after destinations need to be thinking more strategically than ever and ready for a swift return to action when the time comes. That might mean reassessing and readdressing offerings, or pivoting approaches to tourism philosophy […]

The Maldives according to Dino

A Conversation with Dino Michael, Global Head, Waldorf Astoria  Interviewed by Mohamed Mamduh, Managing Editor, Hotelier Maldives Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi opened in July this year and is one of the most awaited resort openings in 2019. Located only 30 minutes by luxury yacht from Velana International Airport, Hotelier Maldives was invited for an exclusive […]

GM’s View: Jean-Marc Michel, GM at Faarufushi Maldives

With over thirty years of global experience in the Luxury Hotels and Resorts, in more than 7 countries and 3 different continents; Jean-Marc Michel joined Faarufushi Maldives as a pre-opening General Manager on 1 July 2018. Faarufushi Maldives is a small coral island, with a big-time beauty positioned in the 5-star deluxe category. With striking […]

Mastering the Inner Game

The Canadian-American author and public speaker Brain Tracy has written over 70 books in his (ongoing) career. In one of them, the Psychology of Selling, the first chapter is titled ‘The Inner Game of Selling,’ which I was tempted to use as the title of this article. I was stopped by my own ‘little voice’. […]

Vlad Reyes, General Manager, JA Manafaru

Inspired by the possibilities and excitement that the hospitality industry offered, Vlad Reyes changed his university major after the first semester, from engineering to hotel and restaurant administration. And he never looked back. Presently the general manager at JA Manafaru, Vlad was called in to reposition the upscale property to attract a diverse range of […]

Nika Museum to showcase Maldives’ history and culture

In July last year, we featured a story about how Nika Island Resort & Spa was making a difference by consolidating its positioning with a look into the past and launching a series of events themed around the title ‘Nostalgia’. Maldivian artisans and performers were invited to showcase their work at the resort in the context of […]

Hotel General Managers’ conference to highlight history of Maldives’ tourism

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The history of Maldives’ tourism is to be showcased by way of some of the most iconic images of the destination at the coming hotel general managers’ conference organised by the Maldives B2B hospitality brand – Hotelier Maldives. A day-long event, the General Managers’ Forum (GMF) was initiated in 2016 following the successful publication of […]

Nika Island Resort & Spa; a curated differentiation

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In a time of proliferating brands and increasing resort openings in the Maldives, Nika Island Resort and Spa, one of the first properties to open in Ari Atoll, is looking at reviving the associations of a ‘Maldives that used to be’. Instead of competing on the more currently fashionable trends of more and more exotic F&B […]

Exclusive: Chris Ely; his take on the Maldives

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sitting in a buzzing coffee shop in the heart of Singapore’s central business district, an extra hot latte in hand, we met with Chris Ely, a former resort General Manager in the Maldives now working for JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group as a Senior Vice President in the Strategic Advisory and Asset Management team. He […]