Careers: Rohan Jayawardana, Sommelier at Gili Lankanfushi

Rohan Jayawardana, 42, the sommelier at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives takes us through what it is like to be a sommelier at a resort and takes us on a journey through the wine cellar and its contents. HM: What is it is like to be a sommelier at the resort? RJ:  My aim is to see […]

GM’s View: Brad Calder of Hurawalhi and Kudadoo

As the cluster general manager of Hurawalhi Island Resort and Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, two of the most exclusive resorts in the Maldives, Brad Calder is counted as one of the most experienced men in his business here in the archipelago. Before his arrival in the Maldives, Calder worked at one of London’s most exclusive […]

Meet Emily Mundy of the Olive Ridley Project

To mark World Ocean Day on June 8, Hotelier Maldives interviewed Emily Mundy who is a marine biologist with the Olive Ridley Project. She works for Kuredu Island Resort & Spa set on the teardrop island in the Lhaviyani atoll, surrounded by azure lagoons and cobalt Indian Ocean. With 50 dive sites just beyond the […]

Meeting Raffles Maldives Marine Biologist on World Ocean Day

To celebrate World Ocean Day on 8 June, Hotelier Maldives spoke to Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s resident marine biologist Giulia Pellizzato, 30, originally from Italy who has been based in the Maldives since January 2019. Her favourite marine animals are sea turtles, although she dreams about humpback whales. Working as a resident marine biologist at Raffles […]

Meet Ahmed ‘Handhu’ Rasheed: JW Marriott’s New Director of Guest Services

Ahmed Rasheed, known as Handhu, has recently been promoted to Director of Guest Services at JW Marriott Maldives. In these post-Covid times, he has been embracing the challenges that the pandemic has brought and dealing with managing staff and services offered by the resort. Hotelier Maldives caught up with him to find out his thoughts […]

Exclusive: Jude Perera, Sommelier, Huvafen Fushi

Jude Perera, 48, is the sommelier at five-star luxury resort Huvafen Fushi Maldives in the North Male Atoll. Hailing from Sri Lanka, Perera is at the helm of Vinum underground wine cellar. He moved to the Maldives in 2013 to fulfil his dream of building a career in the luxury resort industry as a specialist […]

Exclusive: Arunkumar Tamilselvan, Sommelier, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Continuing with our theme from International Wine Day on 25th May 2021, we are profiling some of the most experienced Sommeliers working in the Maldives over the next weeks. Arunkumar Tamilselvan is a senior Wine Guru at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas. Hailing from India, Tamilselvan’s thirst for knowledge fuels his passion for wine and wine […]

Dive into the World of Marine Biologist Llewellyn Tossel, at Aqua, The Westin Maldives Mirandhoo Resort

One of the most astonishing places to dive in the world is the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Baa Atoll. Here, one can get up close and personal with manta rays and whale sharks or swim alongside the beautiful hawksbill turtle. This beautiful coral atoll in the middle of the country is made up of individual […]

Husband and Wife Team Explain the Secrets of Running An Island Paradise During Lockdown

A husband-and-wife have navigated the tough waters of lockdown to invent new ways of operating their island resort. From making their land fertile enough to grow their own produce during the quarantine period to introducing a new chicken shed called ‘Cluckingham Palace,’ Amilla Maldives has become a sustainable paradise ‘full of surprises” in Baa atoll. […]

Aboobakuru Qasim, Manager – Human Resources, Sun Island Resort & Spa

Aboobakuru Qasim (Aboo) is the determined HR manager at Sun Island Resort and Spa. Hotelier Maldives is glad to feature an interview of Aboo in this edition. Although we are a small island nation, we have numerous industries where opportunities are abundant to youth and experienced professionals. Hotelier Maldives: What do you believe attracted you […]

Jason Lohman, Founder & Managing Director of Bespoke Marketing Global Pte Ltd

Bespoke Marketing Global Pte Ltd specialises in audio branding – also known as On Hold Messaging (OHM) – and was established in 2007 by Founder & Managing Director Jason Lohman. Based in Singapore, the company has offices in the U.K., Spain and the U.S.A. Globally, the company has over 12,000 clients, and it is currently […]

Hospitality Retail Systems (HRS): Market leader in IT for hospitality & retail industries

HRS (Hospitality and Retails Systems), is an international company with an unrivalled reputation for service and is a leading supplier of IT solutions for the HoReCa and retail industries. Established in 1990, HRS provides innovative management solutions for hotels, restaurants, retail chains, stadiums, spas and fitness clubs. We spoke to Mohamed Nasih, the Area Manager, […]