Hard Rock International Announces Lionel Messi as Brand Ambassador

Hard Rock International begins 50th anniversary celebrations by unveiling a new partnership with footballer Lionel Messi, who will serve as brand ambassador for the next five years. Messi also becomes the first athlete to partner with Hard Rock. “Over the past five decades, the Hard Rock brand has grown to become one of the world’s […]

Get Ready for New Openings in the Maldives

The Maldives has been the international success story of the world, opening new resorts even during the pandemic. There have been several exciting new openings in the Maldives lately and more to come this year. Hotelier Maldives looks at some of these exciting new developments in the archipelago that have been announced or recently opened. […]

Radisson Blu Resort Maldives Concludes First Internship Program

Radisson Blu Resort Maldives has announced Arushidh ‘Allu’ Aboobakuru as the first intern to complete the resort’s 6-month internship program. A highly motivated talent, Allu began his internship on 11 December 2020 and completed it on 11 June 2021. Originating from Noonu Atoll, Allu graduated from Maldives National University in International Hospitality Management. He then […]

Vakkaru Maldives Presents First-Ever ‘Baa Atoll Big Five’ Safari

As part of the tenth anniversary celebrations of its UNESCO Biosphere Reserve home, Vakkaru Maldives invites guests on the Baa Atoll Big Five safari, a special chance to explore the underwater wonders surrounding the luxury resort. The safari highlights five of the most beloved creatures that can be observed in Baa Atoll, ones that sea […]

InterContinental Maldives Wins “Best Hotel Architecture Maldives” at the Asia Pacific Property Awards

Intercontinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort has been recognized as the 5-star winner for “Best Hotel Architecture Maldives” at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2021. This is the second architectural achievement for the resort, which won the Bronze Award for “Best Hotel & Tourism Development 2020” at the MIPIM Asia Awards in December 2020. The Asia Pacific […]

Secret Paradise Rejoices a Fully Vaccinated Team

As part of the “I’m Vaccinated” campaign by Visit Maldives and Ministry of Tourism, local tour company Secret Paradise announced that 100% of their team have received their first and second vaccination dose. Ahmed Mashir Ali, tour guide at Secret Paradise said ”Having received both doses of the vaccine, I feel reassured when welcoming guests […]

Lti Maafushivaru Launches Coral Nursery Project

Lti Maafushivaru has announced the start of a new marine conservation project. The resort aims to install 20 coral frames within three months, as part of the Coral Restoration Project lead by Lti Maafushivaru Marine Biology Department. During April 2021, three tester coral frames were installed and placed in various locations around the island’s arrival […]

Hospitality Hires of the Week

Featured Image: Kanruethai Roongruang, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru The beginning of June saw some big and inspiring movements in the hospitality industry of the Maldives. Read all about this week’s resort appointments. Kanruethai Roongruang, General Manager, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru has engaged […]

Aqua Activities on Offer at Pullman Maldives for World Ocean Day

What better place than the Maldives to learn to become a mermaid? The Pullman Maldives has officially launched its new PADI Mermaid course – as the first resort in the archipelago to do so. The Pullman Maldives Maamutaa celebrates World Ocean Day with a whole week of water-themed activities as it launches its brand new […]

Four Seasons Maldives Inaugurates TVET-Certified Apprenticeship Program

Four Seasons Resorts Maldives has welcomed 44 new apprentices to the class of 2022 (12 at Kuda Huraa and 32 at Landaa Giraavaru) during a virtual inauguration ceremony held on 3rd June, 2021, at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa and Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru. Recognised in 2010 as the Maldives’ first TVET-certified Apprenticeship scheme, the Four […]

Latest Tourism Industry Updates from the Maldives

At the end of May 2021, the Maldives celebrates more than 450,000 tourist arrivals during the year. The tourism industry looks at optimistic results with an increase of 18.7% arrivals compared to 2020, 37 scheduled and chartered international airlines commencing flights and a total of 728 accommodation facilities resuming operations as of 31st May. Despite […]

New The Ritz Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands Makes its Debut

The highly awaited Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands in North Malé Atoll is now open, featuring stunning minimalist architecture that represents the circle of island life. The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is ideal for couples or the whole family. At the stunning resort’s communal heart is the Fari Marina with its vibrant beach club, charming boutiques […]