Lucie Mohelnikova, Founder, Other Way Holiday Travel Company

Lucie Mohelnikova founded the Other Way Holiday over ten years ago in Czech Republic. The travel agency and tour operator offers travel to local islands, resorts, combined packages as well as guided sightseeing tours in the Maldives. Lucie is a talented multi-tasker who is involved in every aspect of her business, from being the manager […]

Chef of the Month: Chef Mahmoud Adel, OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI

Nifraz Mohamed Naheem, Mixologist, W Maldives

Nifraz Mohamed Naheem is a mixologist at W Maldives. Born and raised in Kandy, Sri Lanka, he has worked in W Maldives as a mixologist since 2009. In 2019 he was promoted to head mixologist (liquid specialist). However, he never set out to become a mixologist, he dreamt of being an accountant before he started […]

Akshay Prakash, Bartender, JOALI Maldives

Akshay Prakash Ingole is a bartender at JOALI. Originally from central India, he graduated with a degree in Hotel Management and Catering Technology. His older brother, who is in the same industry, inspired and guided him to choose a career in beverages. Once he decided to train as a bartender, Prakash was able to explore […]

Nalin Praboda, Assistant Bar and Pool Operations Manager, The Standard Huruvalhi

On the occasion of World Cocktail Day on 13th May, Hotelier Maldives interviewed some of the most creative mixologists in Maldives resorts. Nalin Praboda hails from a small village called Polgahawela, a three-hour train journey from the capital city of Colombo in Sri Lanka. He is a beverage specialist at The Standard Huruvalhi in Raa […]

Women in Hospitality: Stellan Huang, Sales Executive, THE OZEN COLLECTION

Stellan Huang is the sales executive at THE OZEN COLLECTION, who was recently promoted from her position as sales coordinator. Initially working as a teacher in China, Stellan discovered her dream career in the hospitality industry after arriving to the Maldives and has worked with several luxury properties in the destination. Now, she plays a […]

Chef of the Month: Mariyam Lahufa, Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island

Women in Hospitality: Mirella Veder, Director of Sales, LUX* South Ari Atoll

Mirella Veder joined the LUX* South Ari Atoll family in 2017 as director of sales, bringing in almost a decade of experience in the industry and LUX* Resorts & Hotels. Mirella worked her way up from a sales and marketing coordinator to being the director of sales at one of the top luxury resorts in […]

Chef of the Month: Ali Ziyan, Milaidhoo Island Resort

Appreciating the unique gastronomic experiences offered at Maldives resorts, Hotelier Maldives is delighted to launch a new series – Chef of the Month, featuring interviews with some of the top chefs in the industry and their signature dishes. The first segment introduces Ali Ziyan, Speciality Chef De Partie, Milaidhoo Island Maldives in Baa Atoll. Originally […]

Purchasing Power: Wisham Moosa, Purchasing Manager, Noku Maldives

Wisham Moosa is the Purchasing Manager at Noku Maldives. Wisham started his career in the hotel industry in 2006 in Maldives and has worked with different hotel brands in departments from Purchasing to Human Resources. In this interview with Hotelier Maldives, Wisham speaks about the ideal supplier and his most successful deals. How long have […]

GM’s View: Renato De Oliveira, The Ritz Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

Renato De Oliveira joined The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands family in March 2022 as the resort’s new General Manager. Bringing in over seventeen of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, De Oliveira has worked with six different properties across Europe, South America, and Asia between The Ritz- Carlton and St. Regis brands of Marriott International. […]

GM’s View: Christophe Adam, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa