Guest Delight International (GDI) – Measuring Luxury

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Does your property deliver on its brand promises? Do your employees engage with guests to deliver a truly sublime experience? Do you know if your hotel or resort delivers those experiences that you aspire to your guests at every moment in their journey? This is where Guest Delight International (GDI) can step in and help […]

Best Dives Pvt. Ltd. unveils Semi-Submarine at Jumeirah Vittaveli

Best Dives Maldives unveiled a semi-submersible vessel, one of the first of its kind in the Maldives, at Jumeirah Vittaveli on 26 July. The vessel can accommodate a maximum of twelve passengers and its cosy interior boasts large windows and air conditioning.

Star Wars and the Maldives: What a blockbuster can do for a destination

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The shooting of the iconic sci-fi film series Star Wars’ forthcoming spinoff film, Rogue One, in the Maldives has spurred discussion of its impact on local tourism. The film, shot in Laamu Atoll and slated for release in December this year, will feature several scenes of the Maldives’ virgin island landscape. Rogue One’s first poster […]

Halaveli Maldives Resort Jing

Halaveli Memories: A food journey at Jing

Executive Chef Jordi Vila showcases his team’s remarkable culinary prowess at Halaveli’s fine-dining restaurant.

Hotel Review: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

In Ari Atoll, a 30 minute scenic seaplane trip away from Hulhule, are the twin Conrad islands, Rangali and Rangalifinolhu.

Careers: Ibrahim “Shark” Shakir

Ibrahim Shakir is a surveyor by profession. He was not always interested in the field. In his boyhood, as a student of Majeediyya School, his preferred field was that of football.

Women in Hospitality: Michelle Flake

Having started working in the hospitality industry in her early teens, Michelle has worked with some of the big names in the business such as Kuoni.

Happy Feet (and Hands) with Brice Nicham at Constance Halaveli

Constance Hotels has teamed up with leading French podiatrist Brice Nicham, whose deluxe treatments are redefining those experiences.

Hotelier Maldives holds GM Forum 2016

The GM Forum saw the attendance of 20 general managers and over 52 other delegates including resort owners, government officials and key businessmen.

Exclusive: M.U. Maniku – Crafting a Legacy

In a career spanning several decades, M.U. Maniku has remained at the forefront of innovation and is dedicated to his vision of making the Maldives a leading international tourist destination.

Thila – A playful take on dining

Kurumba offers guests a broad culinary spectrum that spans from the Far East to Europe. But the recently refurbished Thila restaurant is their proudest achievement in this regard.

Resort review: Constance Halaveli – sensitive, luxurious

Constance Halaveli, a 25 minute seaplane ride away from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, is an upmarket destination. You find the usual elegance of such places here and this, paired with the island’s luxuriant vegetation, the fine white sand encircling it and its sumptuous lagoon, is a heady, beguiling mix.