Exploring the 99% with TGI Maldives

Giuseppe D’Amato – Managing Director, TGI Maldives Pvt Ltd The start of the civil war in Sri Lanka in 1983 led Giuseppe D’Amato to decide to come to the Maldives as a means to escape the turmoil. Ceasing off his holiday in Sri Lanka, his first step in the now highly sought honeymoon destination was […]

GM’s View: Olivier Larcher, General Manager, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

A French national, Olivier Larcher, with his inventive, influential and multicultural working background, brings his passion to lead Accor Hotels’ newest, prestigious venture, Raffles Meradhoo Maldives with its intuitive gold-framed brand that’s been well-recognised for more than a 100 years. His hands-on and strategic approach in the pre-opening of the resort towards the actual opening […]

Cosmopolitan’s expansion in global presentation

With a vision of expanding to the hotel and resort supply business, world-renowned Danish Wrist Ship Supply partnered with the proficient Champa Brothers Maldives Pvt Ltd, to establish Cosmopolitan. In 2002, with just one container of frozen and chilled goods and one container of dry goods amounting to not more than 40 tonnes, Cosmopolitan entered […]

The Dilmah Story – creating beautiful experiences with tea

A ‘brand with a conscience’, Dilmah Tea was born in 1988 when a young tea grower, Merrill J.Fernando, decided to colour in his dreams of ethically producing his country’s tea, the famous Ceylon tea, for tea-lovers around the globe. Named after his two sons Dilhan and Malik, Dilmah Tea is now enjoyed in more than […]

Yashlightroom – “I take photographs, make videos & drink coffee”

His description of himself is very simple, “I shoot photographs and videos and I love coffee.” Yet, Yashrib ‘Yash’ Ahmed’s work is instilled in the hearts and homes of clients who chose him to capture their precious moments. His life had always been immersed in creativity; experimenting with unique business ideas from contemporary e-commerce solutions […]

Groovy tunes with DJ Ngie

With her love for music, she decided to pursue her passion to be a Disk Jockey by enrolling in DJ courses. She broke stereotypes in securing a spot as a female DJ in the budding tourism industry of the Maldives early 2013. She slowly carved her way towards a career with her passion in tow […]

Al Shaali Marine Maldives’ AS47: Crafted for your comfort

Al Shaali Marine Maldives is a cooperative enterprise with Al Shaali Marine Dubai and Coastline Investments Pvt Ltd. The company’s main branch in UAE was founded in 1979 and well-known as the innovator of fibreglass boats and yacht manufacturers in the Middle East. Formed in 2016 with a track record of serving more than a […]

GM’s View: Reinhold Johann, General Manager, Dusit Thani Maldives

Dusit International, with its vision of delivering warm Thai hospitality globally, is a leader in hotel management and hospitality education and embodies a unique international portfolio of idiosyncratic hotels and resorts in which Dusit Thani Maldives is particularly well-known. Occupying its own lush island of Mudhdhoo in Baa Atoll, which is the Maldives’ first and […]

MINOR milestones with Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotels and COO Minor International

A bet in a pub ended up in a chain of events that paved the way for Dillip Rajakarier in the growing hospitality industry; present-day he is the CEO of Minor Hotels and COO of Minor International.  With a passionate drive, agile leadership and a global outlook on the wares of the business model, Dillip […]

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo: Soirées, Sojourns & Stories

The intuitive nature of the service aptitude adopted by the Raffles brand goes as far back as 1887 when it opened its doors in one of the world’s most revered destinations, Singapore. In the Golden Age of Travel, Tigran Sarkies and three of his brothers had a grandiose vision of making the pillars of Raffles […]

Iliada Extra Virgin Olive Oil – redefining your culinary tastes

Olive trees have been cultivated by Greek producers for more than 4000 years and are considered an icon of cultural heritage and a national emblem of victory, peace, unity and prosperity. The oldest olive tree estimated to be 2000 to 4000 years old is also found in Greece and it still produces olives today. Today […]

MINOR Hotels wrap up fifth conducive Explorer School Leavers Programme

The foundation of MINOR Hotels’ efforts in contributing to the community of the Maldives lies in its comprehensive 12-month Explorer School Leavers Programme. Dedicated to developing the youth of the Maldives, by introducing them to the ever-growing hotel industry; the programme is a blend of on-the-job training and online or classroom training.  The curriculum of […]