Moahmed Solah Maldives

Exclusive: Mohamed Solah, The Journey of a Dedicated Hotelier

Mohamed Solah is a prime example of a passionate and dedicated hotelier. From a young receptionist to the Chief Operating Officer of Crown and Champa Resorts, one of the largest hotel groups in the Maldives, Solah’s hospitality journey proves that with the right discipline and hard work, there are no limits to one’s achievements. Solah […]

Mohamed Imthiyaz

Interview with Resort Manager Mohamed Imthiyaz

Mohamed Imthiyaz (Inthi) is the Resort Manager of You and Me by Cocoon. He began his career in the hospitality industry in 2004 as a billing clerk. Over the past 18 years, he has gained extensive knowledge of and experience in hospitality. Mohamed Imthiyaz sat down with Hotelier Maldives to share his expertise to inspire […]

Aishath Layan Riyaz

Chef of the Month: Aishath Layan Riyaz

Aishath Layan Riyaz is a Commis Chef at Cora Cora Maldives, Raa Atoll.  Originally from the capital city of Malé, Layan grew up in a family that took every opportunity to travel, either to local islands during short holidays or internationally for longer holidays, which ignited a love of travel and making new friends. After […]

Jean-Micheal Costeau, a Voice for the Ocean and Future Generations

Born in France in 1938, Jean-Michel Cousteau spent his life exploring the depths of the deep blue ocean, rich marine life and nature-connectedness. Jean-Michel’s love for the ocean began at the age of seven when he started diving using the Aqua-Lung that his father, Jacques Cousteau co-invented. After a lifetime dedicated to ocean conservation through […]

Chef of the Month: Enes Malik Bahcivan

Enes Malik Bahcivan is the Sous Chef of The Velaa Bar & Grill restaurant at Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa, Lhaviyani Atoll  Growing up amongst the fertile cherry and apple orchards in Yahyali, southern Turkey, gave Enes a love of the outdoors and appreciation for the taste of fresh products. From a large family, […]

Marco Cavallero from Caffé Vergnano Discusses its History and Heritage

The renowned Italian coffee brand Caffé Vergnano, which was first offered in the Maldives in 2014, has experienced rapid growth in recent years. Providing coffee offerings at resorts like Jumeirah Maldives, OBLU Ailafushi/Lobigili, Diamonds Athuruga, and Adaaran Prestige Vadoo, to mention a few. Recently, we met with Marco Cavallero, Export Business Development Manager from Caffè […]

Women in Hospitality: Anastasiya Babenko

Anastasiya Babenko is the Marketing and PR Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll Born and raised in Ukraine, Anastasiya began her career in Hospitality almost a decade ago in 2013. Highly skilled in her role, Anastasiya holds a degree in fashion design, hotel management, and economics. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, embroidery, […]

Women in Hospitality: Aishath Alaa Abdul Hannan

Aishath Alaa Abdul Hannan is the Deputy Manager, Corporate Strategy & Business Development at Trans Maldivian Airways. Alaa is a proponent of leading women in the Maldivian aviation industry. Alaa joined the aviation industry 9 years ago as a Reservation & Ticketing Assistant and after observing the airline’s operations, she decided to pursue her career […]

Chef of the Month: Christian Bagasol Mac, Commis I at The Westin Maldives Mirandhoo Resort, Baa Atoll

Growing up in the wet market area of Manila in the Philippines, Mac was surrounded by fresh food from an early age, however he initially wanted an adventurous career such as a pilot or fireman, before being drawn to the culinary profession. A reconnection with an old school friend opened the door to a kitchen […]

Laurent Sung DJI Reynieix, Director of Operations, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

Hotelier Maldives: Tell us a bit about yourself and your career Laurent Reynieix: My name is Laurent Sung Dji Reynieix, with origins from France and Korea, I grew up between France, Africa and Singapore, and have worked in different countries from Ivory Coast, Singapore, New Caledonia, Indonesia to Spain, and many others destinations. My love […]

Ahmed Jihad, Butler, St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

Ahmed Jihad’s 25-year long journey in the hospitality industry started as most journeys do – with a life changing spark of interest. As a young boy living in an island on the south, he was fascinated by the stories he heard from the resort workers from his neighbourhood. They would return to the island on […]

Chef of the Month: Mariyam Risma, Demi Chef de Partie, at W Maldives, North Ari Atoll

Growing up on AA Thoddoo, Risma loved the atmosphere created through food at large community gatherings and dreamt of being able to recreate the ambience when she was older. Leaving school at 16 she worked in local shops and restaurants but felt unfulfilled, so when her brother suggested she apply for the apprenticeship program at […]