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Masdhooq Saeed: On mission to make Sun Siyam Iru Veli soulful, romantic, authentic Maldivian boutique resort

Maldives is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world, who flock to its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, and luxurious resorts. But what makes the Maldives stand out from other tropical paradises is the warmth and hospitality of its people, who welcome visitors with open arms and treat them like family. It […]

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From Baa Atoll to International Heights: Ahmed Asim’s Journey as a Leading Maldivian Hotelier

Ahmed Asim stands as an inspiration within the hospitality industry, representing a rare cohort of Maldivian hoteliers who have ventured beyond the island’s shores to carve out illustrious careers abroad. With a fervent passion for hospitality instilled from his upbringing in Baa Maalhos, Maldives, Ahmed embarked on a remarkable journey that led him to the […]

GM’s view: OZEN LIFE MAADHOO’s Elisabeth Alleyne on excellence in luxury hospitality

Elisabeth Alleyne, General Manager at OZEN LIFE MAADHOO, is a seasoned leader in the hospitality industry with a journey marked by dedication, diverse experiences, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. In this exclusive interview, she shares insights into her remarkable professional journey, the unique challenges and rewards of managing a luxury resort in the Maldives, […]

From intern to resort manager: Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s Atham shares recipe for success

As the seaplane glides over turquoise waters dotted with picture-perfect islands, passengers catch their first glimpse of Sun Siyam Iru Fushi – a true island playground for families, groups of friends, couples and honeymooners alike and a luxurious Maldivian resort known for over a decade of excellent service, stunning villas, and world-class amenities. Leading the […]

Unveiling soul of hospitality with NOKU Maldives’ GM Manoharan Mannarlingam

Manoharan Mannarlingam, Area General Manager at NOKU Maldives resort, did not originally set out for a career in hospitality. But a part-time job as a waiter sparked what has become a lifelong passion. Now with over 20 years of experience under his belt, Manoharan oversees operations at both NOKU Maldives and NOKU Phuket. His career […]

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GM’s View: Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives’ Sanjeeva Perera

For our GM’s View segment, we sit down with Sanjeeva Perera, an experienced General Manager with an impressive track record in the leisure, travel, and tourism industry. Perera holds an MBA with a focus on Business Administration, Management, and Operations from the University of Wolverhampton. He has been recognized for his exceptional achievements in the […]

From reluctant student to passionate hotelier: Inspiring journey of Nova Maldives’ GM Abdulla Aboobakuru

As a child growing up in the Maldives, Abdulla Aboobakuru dreamed of flying high in the skies as a pilot, instead he planted his feet firmly in the world of hospitality. Now the General Manager of Nova Maldives, Aboobakuru reflects on the experiences that shaped his long career over 24 years working in resorts. “Two […]

Nika Island Resort’s Jacopo Doria: Championing eco hotel management

Jacopo Doria is no stranger to the Maldives. A native of Milan, Italy, he set foot on Male’s sandy roads in 1990 and was amazed by the country’s beauty upon arrival. He witnessed the Republic’s development into one of the most iconic destinations on Earth. Jacopo’s background in economic studies aligned with his passion for […]

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 […]

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GM’s View: Iain McCormack, Vakkaru Maldives

Iain McCormack is the General Manager of Vakkaru Maldives. With an international career, starting in the kitchens to managing palace operations to resort management, Iain has over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Hotelier Maldives speaks to Iain about his career, achievements, day-to-day experience as a Resort General Manager and the changes he […]

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GM’s View: Giorgio Pini, Gangehi Island Resort

Giorgio Pini is the general manager at Gangehi Island Resort. He brings over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Hotelier Maldives speaks to Giorgio about his career, experience managing a resort in the Maldives, and his advice to aspiring hoteliers. HM: Tell us a bit about yourself and career  My experience in the […]

GM’s View: Noel Cameron, Huvafen Fushi Maldives

Noel Cameron joined Huvafen Fushi back to the position of General Manager, nine years after his first appointment. With an impressive track record in the hospitality industry, including leadership roles with some of the world’s most exclusive luxury hotels and hospitality brands, Noel brings exceptional creativity and expertise to the role under the management of […]

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