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Hotelier Maldives Awards 2024 celebrates excellence in hospitality

Hotelier Maldives has announced the winners of the inaugural Hotelier Maldives Awards 2024. The prestigious event, held at Kurumba Maldives, brought together the crème de la crème of the hospitality industry to celebrate outstanding achievements and dedication.

The awards recognised individuals and teams who have demonstrated exceptional skill, creativity, and leadership across various sectors of the industry.

Wellness Personality of the Year: Heidi Grimwood, Atmosphere Wellness

Concierge/Guest Services Personality of the Year: Yasir Sulaiman, One&Only Reethi Rah

Housekeeper of the Year: Madheeh Mohamed, Villa Nautica

IT Personality of the Year: Mohamed Furuqan Hussain, Dhigali Maldives

Engineer of the Year: Ahmed Shareef, Sun Siyam Iru Veli

Landscaper of the Year: Ahmed Yasir, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Security Officer of the Year: Mohamed Ashraf, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island


HR & Training Personality of the Year: Aminath Shaly, Oaga Art Resort

Aviator of the Year: Mohamed Hamza Ahmed, Manta Air

Mariner of the Year: Mohamed Ibrahim, InterContinental Maldives


Procurement Personality of the Year: Adam Ali, Hilton Maldives Amingiri

Finance Personality of the Year: Gloria Villarta Cancel, Dusit Thani Maldives

Sales Personality of the Year: Suresh Dissanayake, Aitken Spence Maldives

Marketer of the Year: Mohamed Shafraz Hafiz, Pulse Hotels & Resorts

PR and Communications Personality of the Year: Aminath Rausha Haadhee, JOALI Maldives

Chef of the Year: Harshal Kumar, Hurawalhi Maldives

F&B Personality of the Year: Mohamed Muslim, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

Young Hotelier of the Year: Yoonus Ibrahim, OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi 

GM of the Year: Alexander Traeger, SAii Lagoon Maldives

Training and Development Programme of the Year: Marriott International Maldives Apprenticeship Programme

Sustainability Champion of the Year: Six Senses Laamu – Maldives Underwater Initiative

CSR Programme of the Year: JOALI Maldives

Hotel Team of the Year: Six Senses Laamu

Hotelier Maldives Award for Dedicated Service: Mohamed Waheed, Bandos Maldives; Abdul Azeez Ali, OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI; Mohamed Hashi, Diamonds Thudufushi

Hotelier Maldives Award for Excellence: Nizar Ahmed, Kurumba Maldives

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The awards ceremony is a significant occasion, marking the culmination of a rigorous selection process. Nominees have been meticulously evaluated by a panel of judges, ensuring that the awards reflect the highest standards of excellence. The involvement of key government officials highlights the importance of the hospitality sector to the country’s economy and the government’s endorsement of industry excellence.

The Hotelier Maldives Awards 2024 has been made possible through the generous support of our sponsors, who share our vision of honouring the best in the industry. In addition to BBM, which serves as the Title Sponsor, partners for the event include Ooredoo Maldives, Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC), Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL), Alia Investments, Fuel Express, Metalsigns, Print Lab Creative, Coca-Cola Maldives, Event Maldives, and Ikebana Maldives.

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