Meet Ahmed Adil, the New Front Office Manager at Constance Moofushi

A perfect combination of barefoot luxury and simplicity, Constance Moofushi is among the only two Constance properties in the Maldives set on its own secluded island. The resort is known as a diver’s paradise due to its location being at one of the best diving sites in the world. From ecological thatch roofing to crystal […]

GM’s View: Ozgur Cengiz, Joali Being

JOALI BEING is first and only nature immersive wellbeing island retreat of its kind in the Maldives. With 68 villas, each with its own butler or “Jadugar”, the island aims to create wellbeing experiences tailored to individual lifestyles and goals and the man tasked to deliver this concept is general manager Ozgur Cengiz.  No stranger […]

Exclusive Interview with Ishan Munaweera

Ishan Munaweera, assistant vice president of Aviation Services Pvt Ltd talks exclusively to Hotelier Maldives about business post-pandemic. Aviation Services Pvt Ltd is an airline representation company offering a one-stop shop for any airline who wishes to visit the Maldives. Offering all services to enable an airline to operate to Maldives from supervision, sales and […]

Women in Hospitality: Laurean Sahilices

Laurean Sahilices is the Cluster Assistant Director of Marketing at Pullman and Mercure Maldives. As cluster assistant director of marketing at Accor Maldives for the Pullman Maldives Maamutaa and Mercure Maldives Kooddoo, Laurean Sahilices is an expert in hotel marketing, particularly digital, as well as a champion of women in marketing and women in hospitality. […]

Ocean Group Maldives- Taking Water Sports to the Next Level

Founded by a strong passion for the ocean and its sports, Ocean Group Maldives is a leading dive and water sports operator. Over a period of twenty years, the company has introduced many innovative products to the destination and partners with luxury resorts to curate once in a lifetime immersive experiences. Hotelier Maldives interviews the […]

Marc Van Bergen, Managing Director of Heilbron Hospitality Talks about Butler Training

Grand Park Kodhipparu in the Maldives began their butler training programme in 2019 for the lifestyle hosts with follow up trainings in 2020. However, due to the pandemic, this was delayed for a year. Now things are back on track and, Heilbron Hospitality is assisting the team with restarting and reviving their energy after the […]

Maldivian Sushi Chefs, Yes They Do Exist!

The Maldives is a natural paradise, its azure waters home to vibrant sea life interwoven with enticing white strips of sand, which have spawned a flourishing tourism industry that even the pandemic couldn’t dampen. New resorts are opening on a seemingly continuous basis. Each with the aim of wowing their discerning audience. Japanese cuisine is […]

GM’s View: Emilio Fortini, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Emilio Fortini is the general manager of Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. As a seasoned hotelier with over 35 years of hospitality experience in the Asia Pacific region, Emilio joined Rydges hotels and resorts in 1995 after 12 years with independents. He has held several management positions specialising in food & beverage. Sheraton […]

Women in Hospitality: Farsa Saeed, Sales Manager, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

Farsa Saeed is a sales manager and driving force at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. Saeed joined the finest address in the Maldives in 2017 as a sales coordinator and quickly worked her way up to a sales executive and sales manager position. Highly skilled in her role, Saeed expertly manages the Asia Pacific accounts of […]

Meet Retheesh Mohanan, Head Sommelier, InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau

Retheesh Mohanan, 39, originally from Kerala, India is currently the head sommelier at InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort.  Hotelier Maldives interviews Mohanan about working in the Maldives,  different wine varieties in the wine cellar at InterContinental and his favourite wines. HM: Tell me a bit about yourself and your background and how it has shaped you? […]

Feel the Beat of the Maldives with Jennifer Dons, Music Curator at W Maldives

Escape to W Maldives where the sound of the waves drumming against the infinity pool provides the perfect soundtrack to life as you luxuriate in a wonderland of white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and breathtaking reefs. From the moment you step onto this heart shaped island playground, get ready to welcome infinite days amplified by the […]

Purchasing Power: Ahmed Asim, Purchasing Manager, Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives

In this interview with Hotelier Maldives, Ahmed Asim, the Purchasing Manager for Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives, speaks about the ideal supplier and his most successful deals. Hotelier Maldives: How long have you been in purchasing? Ahmed Asim: I started my career in hotel industry back in 2007, so it’s been 14 years since I have […]

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