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GM’s View: Renato De Oliveira, The Ritz Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

Renato De Oliveira joined The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands family in March 2022 as the resort’s new General Manager. Bringing in over seventeen of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, De Oliveira has worked with six different properties across Europe, South America, and Asia between The Ritz- Carlton and St. Regis brands of Marriott International. […]

GM’s View: Christophe Adam, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

Umana Noordeen – The Life Coach Behind ‘Reset with Umana’

Umana Noordeen is a trained physiotherapist from the Maldives, who has expanded her practice to become a certified life coach. With the purpose of bringing clarity, direction and positive support for her clients; Umana offers consultation services as a physiotherapist, life coach and a somatic intelligence practitioner. Hotelier Maldives sat down with her to learn […]

A Guide to Hospitality and Tourism Education in Maldives

Maldives Top 10 Local Islands for Tourists

According to the latest update by the Ministry of Tourism on 17th March 2022, there are 643 guesthouses in the Maldives with a total of 11,212 beds. The highest number of beds are in Greater Male’ Area, followed by Maafushi and Thoddoo. We bring you a list of the top ten local islands in Maldives […]

GM’s View: Abdulla Fathhey, Sun Island Resort & Spa

Abdulla Fathhey is the General Manager at Sun Island Resort & Spa, a luxury family-friendly resort in South Ari Atoll. Fathhey has two decades of experience in the industry and has worked seventeen years at local company Villa Hotels & Resorts. Hotelier Maldives talks to Fathhey about his career in the hospitality industry, managing a […]

Young Hotelier: Amara Shafeeq, Marketing & Communications Manager, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Amara Shafeeq is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. An enthusiast of sustainability and conservation, Amara, at a young age, is fulfilling a managerial role at the luxury 176-room property in North Male’ Atoll. We interviewed Amara to learn more about her career, her role at Sheraton Maldives […]

Tourism Industry Updates from the Maldives- February 2022

The Maldives welcomed over 149,008 tourists in February 2022, totalling this year’s arrival to 280, 772 tourists. There were thirty-six international airlines operating to the country and more than 81 per cent of the registered tourist facilities are in operation. As of end February 2022, there have been a total of 280, 772 tourist arrivals […]

Kagi Maldives Spa Island – A Luxurious Oasis of Healthy Living and Joy

Nestled at the tip of North Malé, the exclusive island of Kagi allures those seeking the natural connection between wellness and relaxation. An art piece by Architect Yuji Yamazaki, Kagi Maldives Spa Island is four hectares of pure bliss, designed to place unique emphasis on the wellness of human mind and body in lush tropical settings. […]

Comfort in the City – h78 Beachfront Hotel, Hulhumale’

Just a fifteen-minute drive from Velana International Airport, h78 is a top-choice transit B&B in Hulhumale’ City. Offering a slow and relaxing ambiance in the fast-growing city, h78 is an amazing stay for both international travellers and locals looking for a hassle-free getaway. The guesthouse is situated in front of the East beach and features […]

GM’s View: Karen Merrick, JA Manafaru

Karen Merrik is the general manager at JA Manafaru, multi award-winning barefoot luxury property in Haa Alifu atoll. During her thirty years of experience in the hospitality industry, Karen has operated properties in Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Scotland and two properties in Maldives, including its first private island for one booking at a time, ahead of […]