GM Mohamed Ashraf on developing next generation of Maldivian hoteliers

Mohamed Ashraf is the General Manager of Jumeriah Maldives Olhahali Island. With over 20 years of experience in the Maldives tourism industry, Ashraf has witnessed firsthand the evolution of the Maldives leisure travel sector. Hoteliers Maldives sat down with Ashraf to discuss how the next generation of hoteliers can prepare themselves to support the rapidly […]

Vakkaru Maldives Review

Vakkaru Maldives, A Secluded Sanctuary in the Heart of Baa Atoll

Vakkaru Maldives is a secluded island in one of the Maldives’ most popular and pristine regions, Baa Atoll. Distanced from nearby islands, Vakkaru is a private tropical escape for couples, friends, and families. The lush island is a former coconut palm plantation with over 2,000 mature palms surrounded by a vast turquoise lagoon with unique […]

Setia Adi Agustini

A Day in the Life of Tia, a Yoga Instructor at Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa

Setia Adi Agustini, better known as Tia, is the resident Yoga Instructor at Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa. Hailing from Bali, Indonesia, Tia is certified by the International Yoga Alliance. Tia began her yoga career 5 years ago when her father fell ill. The doctors recommended motor activity to improve his condition. The whole […]

Pulse Hotels & Resorts L&D

Rethinking L&D in Maldives – Pulse Hotels & Resorts

Pulse Hotels and Resorts’ Learning and Development (L&D) department seeks to empower fellow employees to fulfill their highest potential through training and skill development. A strong and responsive L&D strategy is a powerful tool for the brand to improve employee morale, service quality, and guest satisfaction. Pulse is on-trend with many hospitality brands that in […]

The Power of Learning and Development in Hospitality

Learning and Development (L&D) is an often overlooked but essential component of the hospitality industry. When implemented intentionally at the right moment, L&D can be a powerful tool to retain employees, improve guest satisfaction, and ultimately increase revenue. In the past decade, the conceptualization and approach of L&D in the hospitality industry has evolved, making […]

Seara Sports Maldives

Supplier Spotlight: Seara Sports

Sports Engineering And Recreation Asia Ltd. (Seara Sports) is the regional leader in designing, developing, supplying, and installing sports, athletic, and fitness facilities in Southeast Asia and beyond. The company supplies and installs recreational solutions to the Maldivian resort market through its office in Male. Hotelier Maldives sat down with Ahmed Marzooq (Mare’), Seara Sports […]

Choris Rusdiana

Women In Hospitality: Choris Rusdiana

Choris Rusdiana is the Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa. With managerial F&B experience in Muscat, Oman and Bali, Indonesia, Choirs brought her rich expertise to the Le Méridien Maldives pre-opening team. Hotelier Maldives sat down with Choris to discuss her career, responsibilities, and advice for young women pursuing […]

Martina Crkonova

Wellness Wisdom: Martina Crkonova, Master Wellness Trainer

Martina Crkonova is a passionate holistic health educator with a mission to empower others to care for themselves to reclaim their health and joy. She is deeply interested in traditional Chinese medicine, with over 27 years of experience in integrative and TCM medicine and 15 years as a therapeutic instructor and trainer. Martina worked as […]

The Wellness Club

The Wellness Club Promotes a Holistic Approach to Health

The Wellness Club is a collaborative facility of ADK Hospitals Pvt Ltd. and Heat Investments Pvt Ltd. The aim of the Wellness Club is to provide people of all walks of life access to fitness to improve the health and wellbeing of society. Whether you are seeking movement for aesthetics, as a preventative health measure […]

JW Garden Maldives

A Day in the Life of the Herb Gardeners at JW Marriott Maldives

The JW Garden at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is not just a garden but a passion project born from the hard work and dedication of Mohamed Rilwan, the resort’s Laundry Manager and Abdullah Ibrahim the herb gardener. The duo played a crucial role in the development of the JW Garden. Together they cleared […]

Seema Rana Maldives

Wellness Wisdom: Seema Rana, Wellness Mentor

Seema Rana is the Wellness Mentor at InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort. For nine years, she has worked in the hospitality industry, providing wellness services, including yoga, meditation guidance, crystal healing and singing bowl therapy, among others. Hotelier Maldives sat down with Seema to discuss her career, relationship to wellness and wellness opportunities in the Maldives. […]

Gen-Z Maldives

How Can Maldives Cater to the Preferences of Younger Travelers

The travel industry is undergoing a shift as younger generations, Gen-Z and Millennials, are expressing unique travel preferences. No longer content with simply checking off destinations on a bucket list, these younger travelers prioritize wellness, local experiences, and discovering destinations off the beaten path. The younger generations are also willing to pay more for luxury […]