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Journey to excellence: Hashim’s inspiring story in Maldivian hospitality

In a ceremony held at Kurumba Maldives on April 25, 2024, Mohamed Hashim was awarded for his dedicated service in the Maldivian hospitality industry. Among the distinguished recipients of Hotelier Maldives Awards 2024 were three remarkable individuals who characterise dedication and service, and Hashim was one of them.

Hashim’s remarkable journey in the Maldivian hospitality industry represents dedication, resilience, and unwavering commitment.


Over the years, Hashim’s reputation for excellence and natural leadership propelled him through various roles, ultimately leading to his current position as Resident Manager at Diamonds Thudufushi. Starting as a staff canteen waiter in the tourism industry at Vabbinfaru Island Resort in 1985, he then transitioned to Thulhagiri Island Resort as a room boy. By December 1990, he made his way to Diamonds Thudufushi in the same role, gradually ascending the ranks to head room boy, then housekeeper, and finally resident manager by September 2004. His career has been nothing short of inspiring.

His invaluable contributions have not only impacted Diamonds Thudufushi but also underscored his integral role in managing the group’s resorts in the Maldives under Planhotel Hospitality Group.

In a recent interview, Hashim shared insights into his journey and the principles guiding his success. He emphasised the importance of teamwork, integrity, and a customer-centric approach to hospitality management. Reflecting on his evolution, Hashim highlighted the significance of respecting everyone and fostering open communication within the team and management. When asked about his greatest achievements, he humbly credited the collective efforts of his team and the sacrifices made for the Maldives tourism industry and the company.

As a leader, Hashim believes in listening and respecting perspectives from all levels, guiding his approach to leadership and team management. His core values of punctuality, intentionality, and cost-effectiveness shape his management style, ensuring efficient operations and guest satisfaction.

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Hashim’s journey serves as a beacon of inspiration, demonstrating the enduring spirit of dedication in the Maldivian hospitality industry. His legacy of excellence and leadership will undoubtedly continue to inspire future generations of hospitality professionals. Join us in celebrating Hashim’s remarkable journey and the impact of dedicated service on the success of resorts like Diamonds Thudufushi.

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