Vlad Reyes, General Manager, JA Manafaru

Inspired by the possibilities and excitement that the hospitality industry offered, Vlad Reyes changed his university major after the first semester, from engineering to hotel and restaurant administration. And he never looked back. Presently the general manager at JA Manafaru, Vlad was called in to reposition the upscale property to attract a diverse range of […]

Raffaella Colleoni, General Manager, The Barefoot Eco Hotel

With a fascination for the world of travel and hospitality, the exuberant Raffaella Colleoni started out in the industry when she was very young. Her captivation with travel took her across the globe with her family, and after studies in language and tourism, she finally joined the hospitality bandwagon at the age of 21. A […]

Raffaele Solferino, General Manager at Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives

Taking an example from other passionate hoteliers, Raffaele Solferino started his career in the industry at a young age. Now, as the General Manager of Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives, Raffaele is a man of distinct characteristics and experience. Our sit-down with Raffaele saw him speaking about his time working in more than 12 countries, the […]

Ahmed Zameel, General Manager, Holiday Island Resort & Spa

Ahmed Zameel began his career in the hospitality industry as a management trainee. Coming back home in 2004 after acquiring a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from abroad, Zameel had the opportunity to explore the hospitality industry at Royal Island Resort & Spa by Villa Hotels & Resorts. Having worked at all the departments as a […]

Glenn Daniels, General Manager, Dhigali Maldives

Dhigali Maldives’ general manager, it’s very own veteran expert Glenn Daniels is well-versed in the developments of the hoteling industry. Speaking with Hotelier Maldives, Glenn skilfully navigates through the origins of Dhigali Maldives, the innumerable plans made and transformed, and how the resort is forerunning the market with their up-to-date tech-savvy designs. Hotelier Maldives: How […]

Jan Tibaldi, General Manager, One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives

Jan Tibaldi comes from a family of hoteliers with extensive experience in the industry. Now, at the helm of One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives, Jan shed the light on his origins, his accomplishments in a career spanning over 30 years and how One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives stands out among others in a country that is seeing […]

Sanjeeva Perera, General Manager of Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

Sanjeeva Perera has seen many changes during his long and celebrated career in the hospitality industry, and he didn’t hold back in relaying to us at Hotelier Maldives just how much the industry has flourished over the years. Currently, he is the General Manager of Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives ever since its major comeback. A well-founded […]

Pietro Addis, General Manager, COMO Maalifushi

Pietro Addis’ journey into hospitality is quite different to most hoteliers. Hailing from the UK, he graduated with a degree in history and initially went on to become an investment banker. After three years of doing equity research, he decided not to spend the rest of his life in an office but rather follow in […]

Justin Heng, General Manager, Noku Maldives

Justin Heng, General Manager for Noku Maldives came to the Maldives to oversee the development and opening of the property. It is now fully established and is a resort which places great importance on social responsibility and contributes in numerous ways to the community within which it operates. Justin and his dynamic team are strong […]

Sasha Tyas, General Manager, Constance Moofushi Maldives

Sasha Tyas is the General Manager at Constance Moofushi. A multilingual go-getter, Sasha has twenty years of experience in the industry and has managed properties in three continents. Born in England and raised in France, Sasha has been a globetrotter from an early age. Hotelier Maldives sat down with her to take a peek into […]

GM’s View: Riddian Davies, Group General Manager and Commercial Director, Reethi Faru Resort and Reethi Beach Resort

Reethi Faru Resort, a four-star superior, on the scenic island of Filaidhoo in the northern Raa Atoll has appointed Riddian Davies as the Group General Manager & Commercial Director. Davies joins the 150-villa hotel, following various five-star roles as general manager in London at the Marriott Hotel on Park Lane, the historical Royal Horse Guards […]

GM’s View: Armando Kraenzlin, Regional Vice President and General Manager, Four Seasons Resorts Maldives

Armando Kraenzlin began his Four Seasons career as an Executive Assistant Manager with Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta. He has since held various senior management roles with the company in Mumbai and its Maldivian properties of Kuda Huraa, Landaa Giraavaru, Four Seasons Explorer and Voavah Private Island, as well as regional roles encompassing Bali, Vietnam, and […]