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 […]

GM’s View: Ryszard Majewski, General Manager, Kurumba Maldives

Native to South Africa, Ryszard started his way in the hospitality industry at the age of 14. Passionate to customer service, he has gained his experience in sales and marketing, food and beverage, finance, project management and other areas of the industry across diverse geographic regions. His history includes leadership roles in hospitality operations for […]

GM’s View: Ahmed Siaar, General Manager, Fushifaru Maldives

Despite the notion of responsibility synonymous with the title of ‘General Manager’, when you first meet Ahmed Siaar, the General Manager of Fushifaru Maldives, he will likely make you think it’s an easy job. The way he carries himself, the easy conversations, his rapport with the staff; all point to a relaxed management style. When […]

GM’s View: Jean-Louis Ripoche, General Manager, Sheraton Full Moon Resort

Jean-Louis Ripoche worked in Tel Aviv prior to the Maldives, but his heart was always in Asia; he had previously worked in Indonesia for eight years and another eight years in Thailand. So when he had the opportunity to work in the Maldives, he happily accepted it. According to Jean-Louis, if he had not come […]

GM’s View: Joseph Della Gatta, General Manager, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

Joseph Della Gatta is a strategic and visionary hospitality professional with over two decades in hospitality, having worked with leading hotel and resort brands. Joseph has been with the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) since 2006 and today we find him as the General Manager of IHGs Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives. He speaks with Hotelier […]

Sumith Kumarasinghe, General Manager, Champa Central Hotel

Sumith Kumarasinghe, hailing from Sri Lanka, has served the hospitality industry for over two decades. His career began at the John Keells Group which encompasses Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts where he served most of his hotel career. Today, Sumith is the General Manager of one of the top city hotels in Malé – Champa Central […]

GM’s View: Marteyne van Well, General Manager at Six Senses Laamu

A strange twist of fate led Marteyne van Well towards a career in the hospitality industry. With her personal goal of pursuing a career in sports, she enrolled at a Sports Academy. But what led her to make a U-turn and end up as the General Manager of one of the luxury resorts here in […]

GM’s View: Amit Majumder, General Manager, Jumeirah Vittaveli

With a career spanning over 17 years in the hotel industry, we find Amit Majumder at the helm of Jumeirah Vittaveli – an award-winning resort in South Malé Atoll. Amit took over as Resident Manager at Jumeirah Vittaveli in 2012 and was appointed as the General Manager in 2016. Hotelier Maldives sits down with Amit […]

GM’s View: Allwyn Drego, General Manager of Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa

Allwyn Drego, the General Manager of Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, has been a passionate and determined hotelier since a very young age. His career has taken him to all the corners of the globe, before his current spell here managing one of the most luxurious properties located in the southernmost tip of Addu City. […]

The GM’s View: Steven Phillips, Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Steven Phillips, the former General Manager of one of the most sought-after resorts in the country; Gili Lankanfushi, is no stranger to the hospitality scene in the Maldives. Since 2007 he has been an active presence in serving guests that travel to the pristine nation-island from all over the world. Managing both properties of the […]

The GM’s View: Vishal Singh, General Manager- Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives

Vishal Singh is the General Manager at Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives. With a hospitality background that spans two decades, he kicked off his career with Taj in Mumbai. He hopped up the ranks through F&B and has overseen several properties in India before arriving in the Maldives in March 2012. An experienced hotelier, […]

The GM’s View: Ventaka Giri, Ozen by Atmosphere at Maadhoo Maldives

Hotelier interviews the General Manager of OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo Maladives, Ventaka Giri, over a cup of warm morning coffee at The Palms, chatting about his background, what went into the conception of the resort as we sought hints on what the future may hold… How did you first venture into the Hospitality Industry? To […]