Crafting Sustainable Hospitality Management with KPMG

KPMG Maldives hosted an interactive workshop on hospitality management on the topic of “Crafting Sustainable Hospitality Management” on 20th March 2018 at Hotel Jen Male’. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Nirmalan Nagendra, a veteran hotelier with over 33 years of experience with prominent hotel chains around the globe. He currently serves as a consultant […]

GM’s View: Joseph Della Gatta, General Manager, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

Joseph Della Gatta is a strategic and visionary hospitality professional with over two decades in hospitality, having worked with leading hotel and resort brands. Joseph has been with the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) since 2006 and today we find him as the General Manager of IHGs Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives. He speaks with Hotelier […]

Chef Vincent Tan – The “Iron Chef” from Malaysia

A native of Malaysia, the Executive Chef of Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives – Vincent Tan’s culinary journey spans thirty remarkable years with a string of triumphant accolades and awe-inspiring experiences. Having served his cooking to dignitaries and Heads of States such as Prince Andrew of the United Kingdom and Madeline Albright, the former Secretary […]

Exclusive: Mohamed Waheed; Back to southern roots

Mohamed Waheed was born on the island of Gan in Addu Atoll when it was still a British base. His mother gave birth to him at the hospital that was established by the British RAF. Like most children of his generation who could afford to do so, he came to Malé when he was seven-years-old […]

Exclusive: Thoriq Ibrahim, Minister of Environment and Energy

In this exclusive, Hotelier Maldives sits down with Thoriq Ibrahim, the Minister of Environment and Energy, to go over key issues surrounding environmental protection and sustainable tourism. Thoriq shares his thoughts on renewable energy, safeguarding biodiversity and efficient waste management. Our cover story, Sustainable technologies: where science can help, features on a wide range of […]

Sindy Lagare, Spa and Wellness Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll

Marie Laura Sindy Lagare (Sindy), is the Wellness and Spa Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll. Originally from Mauritius, Sindy delved into the hospitality industry as a secretary, and her fascination and intrigue into the abundance of cultures she was exposed to, led to a long career in the industry. She notes that it was […]

Exclusive: Moosa Zameer, Minister of Tourism

Hotelier Maldives sits down with the Minister of Tourism Moosa Zameer, to have a chat about sustainable tourism and its different facets. Zameer believes the Maldivian tourism industry has set a global benchmark in terms of sustainable practices. The key to its success, Zameer notes, is that it has always operated within the bounds of […]

Exclusive: David Feinberg, CEO (fmr) of Crown & Champa Resorts

David Feinberg has been the Chief Executive Officer of Crown & Champa Resorts (CCR) for the past 17 years. With seven resorts and one city hotel, Crown & Champa Resorts is one of the largest hospitality companies in the country. A true veteran of the hospitality field, Feinberg describes himself as an hotelier and has […]

Gaushan De Silva: A nomadic Chef experimenting and reinventing cuisines

The Executive Chef at the lauded Velaa Private Island and a native to Sri Lanka – Gaushan De Silva is steadily rising to the top of the culinary world with his innovative and flavoursome creations. Chef Gaushan has been nothing short of inspiring to the Maldivian hotel industry – his first stint as the head […]

Exclusive: Mohamed Ali Janah, Chairman, Hotel and Resort Construction Pvt Ltd

Hotelier Maldives sits down with Mohamed Ali Janah, the chairman of Hotels and Resort Construction (HRC), a leading construction firm in the Maldives. We talk about HRC’s history, what was instrumental to its growth, the company’s key projects, the sustainability of tourism development and the role of banks in the progress and development of the […]

Abdulla Mohamed, Managing Director of Amin Construction Pvt Ltd

Amin Construction Pvt Ltd—established 1984—is led by managing director Abdulla Mohamed. It was registered as a limited liability company involved in civil construction, carpentry works and the wholesale trading business. Hotelier Maldives sits down with Abdulla Mohamed to speak about the company’s role in the future of the country’s construction sector. Hotelier Maldives: When did […]

Careers: Hussain Waheed, Airport Manager at One&Only Reethi Rah

Hussain Waheed, a tall, broad-shouldered man in his early forties, is in an immaculate white shirt with his resort’s silver logo buttoned above the breast pocket. He greets me enthusiastically and we enter Shell Beans where he walks up to the counter and starts talking to the waiter, Moustafa. It’s as though Moustafa is a […]