Hotelier Maldives Awards 2024 recognises 3 for dedicated service

In a ceremony held at Kurumba Maldives on April 25, 2024, the Hotelier Maldives Awards 2024, presented by Bestbuy Maldives (BBM), celebrated dedicated service in the Maldivian hospitality industry. Among the distinguished recipients were three remarkable individuals who epitomise dedication and service.

Mohamed Hashim, Diamonds Thudufushi

Hashim’s journey began as a staff mess room waiter in 1985. His unwavering commitment led him to Thulhaagiri Island Resort, where he started as a room boy. Over the years, Hashim’s reputation and leadership skills propelled him through various roles, including Head Room Boy and Assistant Housekeeper. His invaluable contributions to Diamonds Thudufushi earned him the position of Resident Manager. Hashim’s trusted relationship with Planhotel Hospitality Group underscores his integral role in managing the group’s resorts in Maldives.

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With an impressive 30-year tenure, Azeez Ali embodies genuine hospitality. As the Director of Government and Local Affairs at OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI, he tends to landscape and gardening functions while championing the welfare of internal customers—the dedicated employees. Azeez Ali’s respect within the industry and proactive approach to resort enhancement make him an inspiring figure. His innovative ideas, such as creating special gardens and fountains, continually enhance the guest experience.

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Mohamed Waheed, Bandos Maldives

Waheed has worked at Bandos Maldives for the past 31 years. His meticulous financial management sets new standards. His revenue forecasting achieved an impressive variance between actual and projected revenue in 2023. His adept budget management resulted in a negligible 0.01% variance in gross operating profit. Waheed’s commitment to fiscal responsibility, timely payments, and talent development exemplifies excellence.

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These outstanding individuals embody the spirit of service that defines the Maldives’ hospitality landscape. Hotelier Maldives commends their contributions and congratulates them on this well-deserved recognition.

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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