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Young Hotelier: Masha Shuaib’s Voyage in Hospitality

In the embrace of the Indian Ocean lies Bandos Maldives, a resort that not only promises an escape into paradise but also embodies the spirit of Maldivian hospitality. At the resort’s Sales and Marketing team is Masha Shuaib, a young hotelier whose passion for the industry is as deep as the ocean surrounding her island […]

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Ismail Isam: Nurturing Professional Development at Kurumba Maldives

In Maldives, where the hospitality industry thrives on the pulse of its people, Ismail Isam stands as a testament to resilience and growth. His journey, marked by an unexpected twist of fate, led him from the structured world of banking to the dynamic realm of human resources in the hospitality sector. At the tender age […]

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Mohamed Sobah: Orchestrating excellence at COMO Maalifushi

In the kaleidoscope of the Maldives’ hospitality panorama, Mohamed Sobah shines as a leader with passion and dedication. As the General Manager of COMO Maalifushi, he embodies the ethos of excellence and service that defines this luxurious retreat in Thaa Atoll. Sobah’s journey from a young aspirant to a seasoned leader is a testament to […]

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Marriott International’s Oriol Montal: Shaping luxury hospitality in Maldives

Marriott International enjoys a significant presence in the Maldives with seven resorts across various atolls, catering to a range of preferences – from the established W Maldives and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa to the ultra-luxurious The St. Regis Vommuli Resort. The company has actively expanded its portfolio in recent years, with the […]

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From Baa Atoll to International Heights: Ahmed Asim’s Journey as a Leading Maldivian Hotelier

Ahmed Asim stands as an inspiration within the hospitality industry, representing a rare cohort of Maldivian hoteliers who have ventured beyond the island’s shores to carve out illustrious careers abroad. With a fervent passion for hospitality instilled from his upbringing in Baa Maalhos, Maldives, Ahmed embarked on a remarkable journey that led him to the […]


Ahmed Rokka: Master of the Waves and Beyond

The turquoise waters of the Maldives have always held a certain allure, beckoning tourists and locals alike. But for Ahmed Rokka, his connection to the aquatic paradise took an unexpected turn, leading him on a remarkable journey from a hesitant receptionist to a celebrated watersports manager and trainer. Rokka’s initial foray into the Maldivian tourism […]

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Sustainability, efficiency, guest satisfaction: Engineering vision of Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island’s Mohamed Adam

We recently sat down with Mohamed Adam, the Chief Engineer at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island resort. In this exclusive interview, he shares his insights into the engineering operations of the resort, the challenges and opportunities of working in a remote island setting, and the innovative solutions he and his team have implemented to ensure sustainability, […]

GM’s view: OZEN LIFE MAADHOO’s Elisabeth Alleyne on excellence in luxury hospitality

Elisabeth Alleyne, General Manager at OZEN LIFE MAADHOO, is a seasoned leader in the hospitality industry with a journey marked by dedication, diverse experiences, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. In this exclusive interview, she shares insights into her remarkable professional journey, the unique challenges and rewards of managing a luxury resort in the Maldives, […]

Women in Hospitality: Alila Kothaifaru Maldives’ Senior Sales Manager Naziya Hassan

If you are looking for a dream destination to escape the mundane, look no further than Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, the newest addition to the Hyatt family of luxury resorts. Nestled in the pristine Raa Atoll, this resort offers a blend of innovative design, crafted luxury, and stunning natural beauty. Whether you want to relax in […]

Varun Parashar: Weaving culinary magic at OZEN LIFE MAADHOO

Nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Maldives, OZEN LIFE MAADHOO stands as an epitome of luxury and indulgence. Leading the charge in crafting unforgettable culinary experiences is none other than Varun Parashar, the visionary Executive Chef whose culinary journey from childhood dreams to helming the kitchens of this prestigious resort is nothing short of […]

Breaking barriers: Ali Shiran Jabir’s career journey at Sheraton Maldives

In celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Marriott International proudly highlights the extraordinary achievements of its associates who have overcome challenges to realize their career aspirations. Among these remarkable individuals is Ali Shiran Jabir, currently serving as the Assistant Storekeeper at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. Ali’s journey with Sheraton […]

JA Manafaru’s Hassan Shareef on developing talent, creating supportive culture

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to create a luxury resort experience that leaves you breathless, look no further than Hassan Shareef, or Sharie, as he is fondly called by his colleagues and friends. Sharie is the Director of Talent & Culture at JA Manafaru Maldives, a stunning island paradise that offers unparalleled hospitality […]