A Holiday Among Taro Fields – at Alafehi Retreat, Fuvahmulah

Alafehi Retreat is a modern holiday home built on Maadhandige (the home of the vast field) in Fuvahmulah island – the unique single island atoll located in the south of Maldives – home to an abundance of biodiversity made of freshwater lakes, mangrove species, endless taro fields, and the unique esoteric ways of life of […]

lti Maafushivaru Climbs Up to TripAdvisor Maldives Top 10 List

Luxury resort lti Maafushivaru celebrates its achievement of being ranked #2 out of 35 resorts in South Ari Atoll and made it to the Maldives top 10 list on TripAdvisor based on traveler ranked as of February 2021. On 27 February 2021, the resort was ranked 6 out of 412 properties in the Maldives. Lti […]

COVID-19 AND THE GIG ECONOMY

AN IMPOSSIBILITY TO A REALITY Once thought to be an impossible economic sector, given the geographical limitations, isolation and lack of infrastructure, the Maldivian tourism industry will soon be marking its 50th anniversary in two years’ time.  Unyielding to the viability assessment and opinion of the United Nations, the Maldives had entered a new dawn […]

Hotelier Maldives Set to be Media Partner, Hotel Data Conference: Global Edition 2021

Hotelier Maldives is set to be a media partner for the upcoming Hotel Data Conference: Global Edition. The event is hosted by STR and Hotel News Now.  The event has been a popular gathering for the last 12 years in the US, and this year the event is extended as an online global edition with […]

Marriott Appoints Tony Capuano as New CEO and Stephanie Linnartz as President

Following the unexpected passing of former CEO Arne Sorenson last week, Marriott announces the appointment of a new chief executive officer and president on 23rd February. Anthony “Tony” Capuano, 55, who was previously Marriot’s Group President of Global Development, Design and Operations, joins the Board of Directors and is titled the CEO of Marriott International. […]

Women Hoteliers lead the way at THE OZEN COLLECTION

Leadership dynamics in the hospitality industry in the Maldives have seen more leading ladies at the top of resorts in a world of brilliant turquoise views, ultra-sophisticated service, and effortless perfection. The Ozen Collection has placed the reins of its two flagship resorts in the capable hands of women managers. Maria Luisa Lalli and Henar […]

Find out what potential guests like and dislike about your resort with Brand Auditor

According to a 2019 survey, over 80 per cent of first time Maldives travellers see resorts to be ‘mostly similar’. The same survey suggests that most travellers choose to book a resort with attractive product presentation, clear differentiation, and straightforward marketing communication. Despite the Maldives having over 130 unique resorts, this perception simply cannot be […]

KEDGE EXPERT OPINION – Evidence mounts that eco-friendly wine tastes better

Consumers have shown that they are willing to pay extra for organic produce grown without pesticides, even if it does not taste better. That has not been the case for organic wine. Organic-labeled wines generally sell at prices similar to those of non-organic wines. And that is despite growing evidence that they actually do taste […]

A bridge between Milano-Bicocca and the Maldives for the protection of coral reefs

A signing ceremony of the agreement between the University of Milano-Bicocca and the Government of the Republic of Maldives will take place on 24 February 2021, at 10am Italian time. The ceremony will be live streamed (http://s.unimib.it/maldive). The University of Milano-Bicocca (Italian: Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, UNIMIB) is a public university located in Milan, Italy, providing […]

Don Brandi Kumara Appointed Executive Chef at Radisson Blu Resort Maldives

Radisson Blu Resort Maldives has announced the appointment of Don Brandi Kumara as the resort’s new Executive Chef. The highly-skilled and experienced culinary professional will oversee the resort’s three exceptional restaurants, four iconic bars including The Lab Cocktail and Wine Cellar, and in-villa dining. Chef Brandi trained at the Ceylon Hotel School and holds a […]

Atmosphere Group announces trio of executive appointments in Maldives

Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts has appointed three new executive appointments across the group in the Maldives. Philippe Claverotte becomes Vice President Operations for The White Label Set by Atmosphere and General Manager of VARU By Atmosphere. Meanwhile Monica Suri will be the General Manager of OBLU SELECT at Sangeli and the group has also appointed […]

Marriott International Announces the Unexpected Passing of Arne M. Sorenson, President and CEO

Marriott International has announced that Arne M. Sorenson, President and CEO, unexpectedly passed away on February 15, 2021. In May 2019, the company announced that Mr. Sorenson had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. On February 2, 2021, Marriott shared the news that Mr. Sorenson would temporarily reduce his schedule to facilitate more demanding treatment for […]