Marriott Set to Open 30 Luxury Hotels in 2022

Marriott confirmed at ILTM Cannes that it is poised to open more than 30 hotels worldwide in 2022. With seven properties already in the Maldives, including the J. W Marriott, St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, W Maldives, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, Ritz Carlton Fari Islands and Le […]

The Nautilus Presents ‘Moments of Togetherness’ Package for Valentine’s Day

The Nautilus is inviting couples to design their own romantic getaway at the ultra-luxury bohemian hideaway in Baa Atoll. The resort’s new Moments of Togetherness package includes an unimaginable range of romantic experiences, from cinema under the stars to a personalized spa journey. The Nautilus features twenty-six beach and ocean houses that each comes with […]

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Siyam World Launches The Beach House Collection The Beach House Collection at Siyam World is an exclusive and sophisticated enclave of twenty-four show-stopping one- to six-bedroom Residences, also available to investors on 35-year lease with guaranteed returns. Owners can opt for a 5 per cent per annum return on their investment, or alternatively 40 per […]

Justin Swart Appointed General Manager at Cora Cora Maldives

Cora Cora Maldives has appointed Justin Swart as general manager. He brings in over fifteen years of experience in the luxury hotel industry to the new all-inclusive property in Raa Atoll. Born in South Africa, Justin began his career in the hospitality industry as a sports and leisure manager and quickly gained experience as a […]

Freedive Maldives to Launch Neyvaa 2, A New World Record Attempt

Freedive Maldives, the first local freediving school in the country is set to execute Neyvaa 2 in 2022, an attempt to set a new world record as ‘most people performing static apnea simultaneously’. Static apnea is a discipline in which a person holds their breath underwater for as long as possible while floating on the […]

Atmosphere Launches New Sub Brand Colours of Oblu in India

Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts, a thriving hospitality group from the Maldives has launched its sub brand Colours of Oblu in India. With a strong portfolio of six resorts in the Maldives, the group’s Chief Commercial Officer Stephane Laguette and Vice President of Communications Sarah Walker Kerr recently indulged in a series of road shows in […]

GM Forum 2021 Post Event Report Now Available for Download

Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2021 post-event report is now available to download. GM Forum 2021 took place on 23rd September 2021 at Paradise Island Resort, Maldives. The fifth edition of the forum saw the attendance of over 90 delegates representing 50 hospitality brands. This year’s GM Forum discussed topics on the themes of airline connectivity, […]

Tourism Updates from the Maldives – November 2021

Maldives saw a record-breaking 4.9 per cent increase in tourist arrivals in November 2021 compared to pre-covid levels in 2019. There were twenty-three international scheduled airlines and five chartered airline operating to the country. Over 80 per cent of total registered tourist accommodation facilities have resumed operations. During November 2021, Maldives welcomed 144,725 arrivals, totalling […]

Turkish Airlines Increases Flight Frequency to Maldives for Winter Season

The flagship carrier of Turkey is now operating eleven flights per week between iGA Istanbul Airport and Velana International Airport (VIA). In addition to daily flights, Turkish Airlines will operate an extra flight on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Turkish airlines initially resumed operations to Maldives on 24th July 2020 with weekly flights and later […]

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Soneva Launches New Wellness Concept, Soneva Soul Soneva has launched Soneva Soul, a new wellness brand that combines thousands of years of ancient healing with modern science and medicine to reconnect mind, body and soul. “Wellness permeates all that we do at Soneva: our sustainable, barefoot philosophy that reconnects our guests to the earth; our […]

Paul Elliot King Appointed Executive Chef at Dusit Thani Maldives

Dusit Thani Maldives has appointed British chef Mr Paul Elliot King as the resort’s new executive chef. In his new role, Chef Paul will lead an exciting new era of culinary creativity at Dusit Thani Maldives’ renowned restaurants. Chef Paul brings to his role more than thirty years of experience leading culinary teams for luxury […]

Manta Air Launches Manta Wings Apprenticeship Program

Manta Air has opened applications for its first batch of the Manta Wings Apprenticeship Program.  The program is applicable for locals between the age of 18 and 25 who have completed GCE O’ Level Examination. During the six months of the program, apprentices will receive paid on-the-job training, dedicated mentorship as well as four classroom […]