GM’s View: Jorg Weytjens, Kagi Maldives Spa Island

Memories of working in the summers in holiday resorts in Europe made Jorg Weytjens reconsider his career while working for the British Embassy in Brussels, Belgium. Jorg began his journey in the hospitably industry in his early thirties. His first assignments were managing family holiday resorts in various parts of Europe. He moved on to […]

Sarocha, Sustainability Manager and Resident Marine Biologist at Grand Park Kodhipparu

Resting within the crystal waters of Northern Male’ Atoll, Grand Park Kodhipparu is strongly committed to achieving environmental and socio-cultural sustainability. They strive to practice internationally recognised best practices in sustainable hospitality and tourism in order to achieve gradual development in their environmental and socio- cultural performance. One of their quite notable as well as […]

Junaid Ahmed, Front Office Manager, Grand Park Kodhipparu

Located in North Male’ Atoll, a 20-minute launch ride from the Velana International Airport, Grand Park Kodhipparu is a place where time flows at a slow pace, where guests can soak in the hypnotic views, the white sand beaches, a magnificent crystal clear lagoon and astoundingly mesmerizing sunsets. Grand Park Kodhipparu is also known for […]

Premgeeth P Nair, Chief Engineer, Grand Park Kodhipparu

At Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives, one of the most noted sustainable projects conducted is the solar power installation, whereby the chief engineer overseeing the project was Premgeeth Nair, more fondly known within the resort as Prem. Prem began his journey at Grand Park Kodhipparu in the year 2018, as the assistant chief engineer. He then […]

GM’s View: Idu Ribeiro, W Maldives

As 2021 draws to a close, Idu Ribeiro reflects on his one-year anniversary as general manager of W Maldives.  With twenty-four years of international experience in the hospitality industry prior to joining the island, Idu has held leadership positions in five countries. He began his career as a Valet Parker in Boston, USA for Marriott […]

Purchasing Power: Kabirdoss Iniyan, Purchasing Manager, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

In this interview with Hotelier Maldives, Kabirdoss Iniyan, purchasing manager for Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, speaks about the ideal supplier and his most successful deals. How long have you been in Purchasing? I started my career in the hospitality industry as a purchasing manager at an organization in Singapore and then moved to Hideaway […]

Ni Ketut Ariani, Spa Manager at Reethi Faru Resort

Ni Ketut Ariani is the spa manager at Reethi Faru Resort’s Coconut Spa. We interviewed the experienced hotelier from Indonesia to learn about her role at the resort, her advice to aspiring hoteliers and discover more about the Balinese-specialised Coconut Spa. Hotelier Maldives: Tell me a bit about yourself and your career. How did you […]

Malsa Maaz, First Maldivian Barefoot Bookseller

Back in 2018, Soneva Fushi partnered with Ultimate Library to host the very first popup bookshop in Maldives. The resort began its search for Barefoot Booksellers, highly passionate individuals to run its desert island bookshop. From hundreds of applications from all corners of the world, Soneva would choose only two lucky candidates every year. In […]

Executive Chef Nyoman from Pullman Maldives Maamutaa

Originally from Bali, Indonesia, Chef Nyoman has been part of the Pullman family for six years, moving from Guangzhou China to the Maldives in September 2020 to spearhead the reopening of the property after the pandemic. As Pullman’s first female executive chef in the Maldives, Chef Nyoman leads a strong international team that collaborated with […]

Ausy Waseem and Sara Siyam, Management Couple at Siyam World

The newly opened Siyam World in Noonu Atoll is an island filled with wonders and behind this is an amazing team like no other. Ausy Waseem is the Resort Manager at Siyam World, who brought together a great management team of locals ahead of its successful opening on 28 October 2021. His real-life partner, Sara […]

GM’s View: Vincent Pauchon, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

Vincent Pauchon is the general manager at The St. Regis Vommuli Resort, Dhaalu Atoll. The French native has over sixteen years of experience overseeing five-star properties around the world and has been spearheading Vommuli’s operations since 2019. Hotelier Maldives interviewed the seasoned hotelier about his journey and leading one of the most luxurious resorts in […]

GM’s View: Gavin Sanders, Radisson Blu Resort Maldives

Gavin Sanders is the general manager of Radisson Blu Resort Maldives, the first and only of its kind in the archipelago. With over three decades of experience, Gavin has taken to his new role as GM of this splendid island with gusto. Before arriving in the Maldives, Sanders was general manager of Radisson Golf and […]