Fushifaru Maldives; where contemporary meets traditional

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It was the sunniest of days as my colleague and I boarded the seaplane to Fushifaru Maldives. Forty minutes later, we were greeted by the sound of boduberu, and the sight of female staff dressed in vibrant yellow uniforms and the male staff donning a kaleidoscope of colours with their underwater scenery shirts which was […]

Hassan (Speedy) Waleed, Bartender at Adaaran Club Rannalhi

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It was late afternoon when I reached Adaaran Club Rannalhi (ACR) and I was a little tired and dizzy from the long wait at the humid airport because of delayed flights, followed by an hour long speedboat ride to the resort. So I ordered a fresh orange juice when a bartender appeared at my side, […]

Mohamed ‘Didi’ Abdulla, F&B Manager, Adaaran Club Rannalhi

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sitting at the bar sipping a glass of orange juice, I sat content, observing the hive of activity around me. Adaaran Club Rannalhi (ACR) deserved its name. The atmosphere was charged and had the vibe of a night-club, guests walking around in vibrant attire, some dancing on their feet to the EDM booming from the […]

SEARA: Built on trust and quality service

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Canadian born Patrick Dean has spent 27 years of his life in Thailand, building a company that provides recreation and fitness facilities, which began as a small business in Bangkok in the year 1991. Patrick, a sports and fitness specialist, first travelled to Asia in 1985 as the General Manager of a Health and Fitness […]

Nina Mohamed: Marketing & Communications Manager Hotel Jen, Malé, Maldives by Shangri-La

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s rare to meet an individual like Nina Mohamed who is as work oriented as she is. Her replies in a personal interview contained more information about her company and her work than her personal life. But it was refreshing and we sat conversing at Azure, the rooftop restaurant of Hotel Jen. Her, over a […]

EXCLUSIVE; Elena Parashko, Resident Artist at Anantara Kihavah

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Russian artist, Elena Parashko, has always been a creative individual, drawing and painting ever since she was old enough hold a pencil and a brush. Becoming an artist was not an option growing up so Elena trained to be a school teacher. She then attained her Masters of Adult Education so she could teach literacy […]

Resort Review: Kandima Maldives

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It was 4:30 am when we set out to Kandima Maldives, a resort located just a 30 minute plane ride away from Velana International Airport. The flight was as pleasant as it could be and my colleague and I were greeted with a bright smile by the GRO at Dhaalu Domestic Airport. After taking the […]

Hospitality & Retail Systems (HRS), Oracle Platinum Partner opens its office in the Maldives

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hospitality and Retails Systems (HRS), is an international company and market leader in IT for the hospitality and retail industries. HRS recently signed on as the platinum sponsor of Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2018.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The GM Forum, organised by Perspective Pvt Ltd – the publisher of Hotelier Maldives magazine – is an annual gathering of […]

Strides towards sustainability at Anantara and Avani Hotels & Resorts

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over the past decade, the global tourism industry has conformed to being significantly eco-conscious. The initiative has evolved over the years to hotels abandoning operational methods and various products that harm the environment and replacing them with eco-friendly solutions. With plastic being a massive contributor to the damage the environment sustains on a daily basis, […]

Mohamed (Sobé) Sobir, F&B Manager at Anantara Kihava Maldives

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Born to a middle-class family in Feydhoo, Addu City in the 1980s, Sobé lived with his mother and grandparents after his parents separated when he was just an infant. Shortly afterward, his mother started a new family and had 3 daughters who showered him with affection. The happiness was short lived as his mother […]

Ali Farooq appointed as new Operations Manager at Kurumba Maldives

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ali Farooq, who has been employed at Kurumba Maldives for over 17 years and was serving as the resort’s Food & Beverage Manager, has been appointed as the resort’s Operations Manager. The first resort to open in the Maldives, Kurumba spearheaded the hospitality industry of the country and has served guests for the past 45 […]

SNS signs as a Platinum Sponsor of GM Forum 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The SNS Group has signed as a Platinum sponsor of Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2018. SNS is an international company based in Dubai that creates high-end furniture for hospitality establishments and has offices in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The main production plants of SNS are in Indonesia; for outdoor furniture, and in Turkey; for indoor […]