BEYYAA – Seeking Big Brother

THE NAME ‘BEYYAA’ is derived from the traditional Dhivehi meaning of “bro”. The Beyyaa is a unique character, a travelling, environmentally-conscious Maldivian, but best of all he is a storyteller. He tells the stories he seeks during his many travels and the tales he hears are whispered amongst the coconut palms. The world is facing […]

iQUE by V-Kool: Architecture Window Films

Over the last decade, the role of glass in buildings has evolved tremendously. Where glass was previously restricted to only small areas, constant innovations have resulted in the increased usage of glass as a key building material. Today, glass is the prominent building material and this trend is on the rise. With concerns of increasing […]

Aishath Shimani, the Planning Director of Sun Siyam Resorts and an award winning, innovative Interior Designer

Ms. Shimani started her exciting career journey from humble beginnings – as a freshly graduated highschool student. Confused and with little idea of what she wanted to do as a future career, she sought advice from her parents who encouraged her to pursue a field that would utilize her strengths, and most importantly a profession […]

GM’s View: Etienne Dalancon, General Manager, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Hotelier Maldives: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is the first property that you are managing in the Maldives. How would you describe your experience so far working in the Maldives?  Etienne Dalancon: In one word, excellent. Having the right team and brand partners make the challenge of opening such an anticipated luxury resort a lot smoother. […]

Levo Restaurant – Pioneering the way for women working in the food and beverage industry

The Maldives welcomes its first-ever restaurant led entirely by a team of women. The conglomerate, SIMDI Group, has initiated its brand new project, LEVO Restaurant and Azuvia Hotel – a project backed entirely by women, from the management to the service, to the kitchen. This groundbreaking concept encompasses the vision of Dr Shakeela, who sought […]