The GM’s View: Anton Birnbaum, W Maldives

Anton Birnbaum is the General Manager of W Maldives. An Austrian native, he has worked for major brands such as T-Mobile, DO & CO or SPAR in Austria prior to joining the Starwood team. Birnbaum was promoted to the top position after serving eight years as Executive Assistant Manager at Le Méridien Vienna, where he […]

The GM’s View: Rein W.M van Zandvoort, OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli

Rein W.M van Zandvoort has worked in the travel and tourism industry for over 22 years. Hailing from Holland, Rein first got the opportunity to work at the famous brand Sheraton in Russia. He has since worked at hotels and resorts in Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Singapore and a few resorts in the Maldives, including […]

The GM’s View: Mohamed Hilmy, Sun Aqua Vilu Reef

Mohamed Hilmy is the General Manager of Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, the flagship property of Sun Aqua. In this interview with Hotelier Maldives, Hilmy talks about his long career in the tourism sector, his observations regarding the various changes that has taken place within the industry over the years, and offers us his insights into […]

The GM’s View: Mohamed Shareef

Hotelier Maldives spoke to Mohamed Shareef, the General Manager of Mirihi Island Resort about his journey to the top echelon of the hospitality industry, the challenges of managing a small resort, and his plans for the future. What attracted you to work in the industry? When I was younger I had always heard about the […]

The GM’s View: Jean-Luc Naret, One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives

A chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest commendation, Jean-Luc Naret has worked in some of the world’s most exclusive resorts

The GM’s View: Dominik Kuenstle, Constance Halaveli

With a wealth of experience in hospitality including ten years in the Middle East, Dominik brings his expertise to the Mauritian brand’s flagship property in the Maldives.

The GM’s View: Sandrine Kaiser

Sandrine Kaiser joined Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu earlier this year, having arrived from St. Petersburg where she was GM at the Trezzini Palace Hotel

The GM’s View: Voytek Klasicki, Area General Manager, Centara Hotels & Resorts Maldives

Hotelier Maldives sat down with Voytek Klasicki, Area General Manager for Centara Hotels and Resorts.

The GM’s View: Lyle Lewis

With over 30 years of experience, Lewis is a welcome addition to the hotel group, and is well poised to continue delivering the level of excellence the brand is renowned for.

The GM’s View: Graham Kiy, Jumeirah Vittaveli Maldives

Graham Kiy arrived at Vittaveli in 2012. Here he speaks about adapting to island life, his management style and learning to scuba dive.

The GM’s View: Qaisar Naseem – Paradise Island Resort and Spa

Qaisar Naseem, who hails from Gn. Fuamulah, joined the hospitality industry in 1997, soon after he was expelled from school. His career began at Thundufushi where he worked as a receptionist.

The GM’s View: Ramsay S. A. Perera – Embudu Village

Ramsay. S. A. Perera was born in Kadawatha, closer to Colombo, Sri Lanka. An Accountant by profession he was introduced into the hotel industry in the late 70s through Walkers Tours, then he joined their hotel sector.