World of Outdoor: playing a crucial role in the emerging hotel sector

Today with the rapidly developing local and international hotel sector in Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Seychelles and the surrounding regions, World of Outdoor has emerged as a major player, manufacturing and supplying a range of uniquely designed or customized furniture to blend with the lavish interiors of today’s modern hotels, resorts, guest houses, villas and […]

Residence by Cenizaro introduces ‘Healthy Hour’; an all new wellness offering

The Residence by Cenizaro flips happy hour on its head and has introduced “healthy hour” in each of its hotels in the Maldives, Mauritius, Zanzibar and Tunis. Healthy Hour aims to boost the wellbeing of guests during their stay, allowing guests to return home energised and inspired, said The Residence in a statement. In line […]

Celebrate World Oceans Day with Herbert Nitsch at Coco Collection

Coco Palm and Coco Bodu Hithi is set to host Herbert Nitsch, the current freediving world record holder, as part of celebrations to mark World Oceans Day. The celebration, marked annually on June 8, will feature talks and practical sessions by Nitsch. Nitsch will be hosted in Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu and Coco Bodu Hithi, […]

Baros Maldives unveils unique sandbank pop-up restaurants

The novel concept of dining in a pop-up restaurant has taken on a new dimension at Baros Maldives with the introduction of a pop-up restaurant on a sandbank outside the resort’s lagoon. Pop-up restaurants have appeared on city streets, wilderness parks and now, for the first time, on a secluded sandbank in the Indian Ocean, […]

Gili Lankanfushi set to unveil Marine Biology Centre and welcomes new Marine Biologist

Gili Lankanfushi is preparing for the opening of its long-awaited Marine Biology Centre, with a new Marine Biologist joining the team as two leave. After years of service Deborah Burn, the Resident Marine Biologist and Environmental Officer, and Josie Chandler, the Assistant Marine Biologist at Gili Lankanfushi are saying goodbye and moving on, the resort […]

Singapore Airlines to hold Charity Run to mark 70th anniversary

Singapore Airlines is organising a Charity Run to raise funds for Community Chest as part of the airline’s 70th Anniversary Year celebrations.  The SIA Charity Run 2017 will be held on October 8 at The Float @ Marina Bay. The Charity Run will encompass a 10km Competitive Run, 5km Fun Run and Corporate Challenge, with […]

Mystique Garden by Amilla Fushi; a new destination dining experience

Providing a fairytale, festival-inspired sylvan counterpoint to the Robinson Crusoe vibes of Destination Dining on the island’s Sandbank, the new Mystique Garden is the latest chapter in the story of culinary creativity currently unfolding at Amilla Fushi. The Mystique Garden is wreathed in banyans and coconut palms in the lush heart of the island this […]

Patrice Aira appointed new Resort Manager at Lily Beach Resort and Spa

Lily Beach Resort and Spa has appointed Patrice Aira as the new Resort Manager. A French national from Toulouse, Patrice joined the Lily Beach team in March. Patrice started his career as a busboy in the dining room of Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle and worked up the ladder in the food and beverages division […]

14th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation is open for application

United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has opened application for the 14th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation. The event is organised in collaboration with International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR / IFEMA). The deadline for applications is September 30, with the 14th UNWTO Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner scheduled to be held January 17, 2018, in […]

HICAP opens application for the HICAP 2017 Sustainable Hotel Awards

The Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific – HICAP 2017 Sustainable Hotel Awards are now open for entries. The awards are hosted by Burba Hotel Network (BHN), Horwath HTL, and Stiles Capital Events, co-hosts and organizers of HICAP. The deadline for submissions is August 1. The 28th annual HICAP will be held October 18-20, at the […]

Shangri-La’s safari by land and sea in Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts has introduced the ‘Finding Shangri-La: Indian Ocean island-hopping offer’, giving guests the chance to safari by land and sea at Shangri-La resorts in Sri Lanka and the Maldives. According to Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, the package will allow guests to enjoy “an unforgettable twin-centre trip” between Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa […]

Two Maldives properties named in the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Hot List

Two recent openings in the Maldives have been named in the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Hot List. The two resorts which made it to the 21st edition of the Hot List, both of which opened its doors last year, are Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah and The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. A […]