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

Umana Noordeen – The Life Coach Behind ‘Reset with Umana’

Umana Noordeen is a trained physiotherapist from the Maldives, who has expanded her practice to become a certified life coach. With the purpose of bringing clarity, direction and positive support for her clients; Umana offers consultation services as a physiotherapist, life coach and a somatic intelligence practitioner. Hotelier Maldives sat down with her to learn […]

GM’s View: Abdulla Fathhey, Sun Island Resort & Spa

Abdulla Fathhey is the General Manager at Sun Island Resort & Spa, a luxury family-friendly resort in South Ari Atoll. Fathhey has two decades of experience in the industry and has worked seventeen years at local company Villa Hotels & Resorts. Hotelier Maldives talks to Fathhey about his career in the hospitality industry, managing a […]

Young Hotelier: Amara Shafeeq, Marketing & Communications Manager, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Amara Shafeeq is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. An enthusiast of sustainability and conservation, Amara, at a young age, is fulfilling a managerial role at the luxury 176-room property in North Male’ Atoll. We interviewed Amara to learn more about her career, her role at Sheraton Maldives […]

GM’s View: Karen Merrick, JA Manafaru

Karen Merrik is the general manager at JA Manafaru, multi award-winning barefoot luxury property in Haa Alifu atoll. During her thirty years of experience in the hospitality industry, Karen has operated properties in Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Scotland and two properties in Maldives, including its first private island for one booking at a time, ahead of […]

Shubham Moondhara, Head of Corporate Strategy & Business Development, Trans Maldivian Airways

Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) began its journey in 1989 as a company operating a helicopter fleet by the name Hummingbird Island Helicopters. However, as the destination was struggling with its infrastructure, helicopters did not seem to be the ideal mode of transport as the majority of resorts were still accessible via boat transfers. Thus the […]

Naufal Naeem, Director of Sales at Nova Maldives

Naufal Naeem is the new Director of Sales at Nova Maldives, an island resort set to open its doors on the 1 April 2022. Nova will be introducing a modern All-Inclusive Community Concept, which offers a contemporary yet laidback atmosphere. The brand’s value for money, “no fuss” concept is intended to foster a fun, progressive […]

How to Effectively Lead Your Team into a Post-Pandemic World

During the past two years, we have faced unprecedented challenges in our professional and personal life. For leaders, the pandemic added on the heavy responsibility of having a positive outlook without even having a guarantee. They needed to keep themselves and loved ones safe while making sure that their team is cooperative, healthy and motivated. […]

Madheeh Mohamed, Executive Housekeeper, Ayada Maldives

Madeeh Mohamed is the executive housekeeper at Ayada Maldives, a 122-villa luxury island in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll.  Madheeh began his journey as a housekeeping villa attendant in 1997 and currently carries twenty-five years of experience in the field. He joined Ayada in 2011 and in the past decade, he has climbed up the ladder from […]

Abdul Matheen Adam, Restaurant Manager, The Edge, Grand Park Kodhipparu

Offering the best of open dining on the beach, the Edge at Grand Park Kodhipparu is where guests indulge in a wide range of international cuisines from the restaurant’s extensive ‘live cooking’ buffet menu. Spearheading the operations of the Edge is Restaurant Manager Abdul Matheen Adam. Matheen is an honest, reliable man that treats every […]